Subtitle: A Study of Aphrodisiacs Throughout the Ages, with sections on Suitable Food, Glandular Extracts, Hormone Stimulation and Rejuvenation
Author: Alan Hull Walton
Publisher: Associated Booksellers
City: New York
Size: 6.5″ x 9.25″
I. THE JEWS, THE ANCIENT GREEKS AND THE ROMANS
Introductory: The Mandragora (Mandrake) and the Jewish People – The Song of Solomon – Other references – Extreme vagueness regarding aphodisiac preparations in Greek and Roman Classical Writings – Satyrion – Possibly the root of the orchis-hircina – Method of preparation in goat’s milk – Hippomanes – Virgil on the hippomanes – Juvenal on the same – Other remedies against impotence in Greece and Rome – Lucullus and Lucretius – Euripides – High cost of aphrodisiac drugs in ancient world – The use of pounded pepper, nettleseed, onions, wild cabbage, eggs, honey, and pineapples – Ovid quoted on these condiments and foods – Mullets and crayfish – Martial – Beans – Colewort – Petronius mentions snails’ heads – Perfumes: musk, civet, ambergris – Spikenard – Foliatum – The aphordisiac writings of the ancients – The legendary herb called moly – Opinions as to what herb it may actually have been – Many of the aphodisiac dishes of the ancients were genuinely stimulating, and often highly nutritious.
II. THE ARABS
Arab erotic and medical writings not nearly so vague as the Greek and Roman – On the contrary – The Book of Exposition – Other similar works listed – The two most important erotic Arab works – The Shaykh Nefzawí – Ahmad bin Sulayman – Nefzawí’s Perfumed Garden – The anonymous French translator – The autograph edition – The first French printed edition – Sir Richard Burton’s celebrated translation – The contents of the work described – The Carrington version – Never completed – Nefzawí on the causes of impotence – His cures – His employment of food in stimulation – Ointment of Lilac – Cinnamon, cubebs, cloves, pepper, cardamoms, pigeon broth, ginger, and honey mentioned – Nefzawí warrants the efficacy of his recipes – Orientals on the anatomical proportions of the male member – Modern queries in a physical culture journal – Authoritative opinions of European specialists – The Old Man Young Again – Sinibaldus – Nefzawí on eggs – Perfumes in love matters – Havelock Ellis on perfume – Casanova, Zola, Huysmans – The Arab physician Avicenna – Extracts from his writings – Arabic magic ritual for the cure of impotence – Omar Haleby – A Moroccan electuary – Omar Haleby on eggs, fish, mutton, caraway-seed, anis, animal testes, mushrooms, spices, nuts, garlic, etc. – Local cold baths – Henna – Lady Callcott on Henna – Turkish ideas – Recipe for a Turkish perfume – Cantharides, haschisch and other drugs – Flagellation – Undesirability and danger of these.
Indian literature equally as rich as Arabic in writings pertaining to love and the accessories of love – Käma, dharma, and artha – The Kuttanimatam quoted – Onions, garlic, beans, and leeks appear frequently in erotic recipes – Kshemendra on onions and garlic – His Samayamätrikä quoted – Meat and potency – Honey – Vatsyayana devotes two chapters of his Kama Sutra to aphrodisiacs – These chapters quoted in Burton’s translation – Kalyanamalla – His Ananga-Ranga or Stage of the Bodiless One – Liseaux’s French edition – The large number of recipes and prescriptions of the Ananga-Ranga – Some of these quoted – A Table of Comparative Weights-Measures – Clarified Butter, cucumber, asparagus, and milk – Wild rice and honey – Myrrh – Burton’s Arabian Nights quoted – Bhang – Hemp seed – Dämodaragupta quoted.
Chinese erotic cookery – Cantharides – Salt as an aphrodisiac – The nuoc-man sauce – Garlic, onions, bamboo-shoots – Bird-nest soup – Similar to the crayfish soup of the French – Nuoc-man – Ginger also known in China – Jam made from ginger – The Sea-cucumber – Cubeb pepper – Pimento – A pill for impotence – Such a pill frequently referred to in the Chin P’ing Mei – References – Composition a secret – Opium – Delfou on opium – Encyclopedia of Sex Practice on the drug – Lin Yutang on Chinese cookery.
V. THE MIDDLE AGES TO 1800 IN EUROPE
Antiquity of aphrodisiacs and love-philtres in Europe – Difficulty of discovering their exact composition – Fantastic nature of their manufacture – Nicolas Flamel in wormwood and urine – One of his recipes – A gypsy recipe – Michelet on love charms – The drinking of blood – The cake confarreatio – Italian brews – A Mecklenberg superstition – Scatalogic recommendations in Paulinus – Asparagus and eggs – Rabelais – His works quoted – Liébault – The Elizabethan dramatists and the supposedly aphrodisiac qualities of the potato – Nicolas Venette – His remedies – The testes of cocks – Crabs – Prawns – Crayfish – Beef-marrow – Artichokes – Garlic – Campion, etc. – Venette on “refined borax” – Stramonium – The eighteenth century – Bloch on “the pleasures of the table” – Meat and alcohol – Brothels as restaurants – Drinks in favor – Food in favor: fish, oysters, lobsters, turtles, eggs, artichokes, mushrooms, apricots, strawberries, ginger, pepper, cocoa, etc. – Cantharides – Cantharidin biscuits – Grandval’s Les Deux Biscuits – Venette on the danger of cantharides – The petit-soupers – The Almanach des Gourmands – Dervieux – Cheeses, beans, lentils – Scheuer quoted – Aphrodisiac laboratories or salles de preparations – The Marquis de Sade – His many forms of stimulation – He understood the value of good nourishment – Meals as described in his 120 Journées de Sodome – As described in Juliette, and in Justine – He includes ice-cream and sugared pastries – Other writers who mention food include Casanova, Restif, de Nerciat, etc. – During the Victorian Era the Cookery of Love was forgotten as an art.
VI. MODERN MEDICINE AND APHRODISIAC COOKERY
Van de Valde’s Ideal Marriage – Aphrodisiac food mentioned therein – His recommendations – Warning regarding excess in alcohol – Another modern authority – An American authority: W. J. Robinson – His opinions – Eggs, oysters, meat, and fish – Garlic especially recommended – Shell-fish, wine, champagne – Penile ointments – Brillat-Savarin quoted – Truffles – Cocoa – Casper considered it a reliable genital tonic – Phosphorus and iron-rich foods – Curries, chutneys, and hot sauces – Anaphrodisiacs – Tobacco, cigarettes, alcohol – Bloch and Hirschfeld – Tea, coffee, lemons, vinegar – Cocaine, menthol, potassium bromide – Over-eating – The vitamins – Vitamins described – Sources – Walsh on vitamin E – Comparative vitamin deficiency not rare – Reproduction and diet – Sexual function and diet – Lorand on food and sexual neurasthenia: The Increase of Sexual Activity by a Specially Adapted Diet – Diet will not assist cases involving organic lesions: tabes, general paralysis, etc., etc. – 95 per cent. of impotence due to psychological causes, to irregular living, malnutrition, etc. – These 95 per cent. can be cured of their disorders – Men still potent at seventy – Lorand on fish, spices, celery, asparagus.
VII. THE COOKERY OF LOVE
(a) Psychic mechanism of sex in western civilization – Results of false teaching regarding effects of masturbation – Often fears regarding masturbation at base of psychic (i.e. imagined) impotence – The horrors described by Tissot misconceptions – Voltaire repeats him – Lacassagne and others – The truth only told in recent times by: Norman Haire, Ellis, Stekel, and others – Stekel and Haire quoted – Erectile capacity exists throughout life – Frequency of intercourse – Kinsey’s conclusions regarding sexual capacity – Examples – Mistaken conceptions of the general public – Kahn on coitus – On excess – Kahn believes that the sex organs need exercise – Guyon on sexual experience – Hirsch on abstinence – Freud – Bauer – Need for destruction of “grandmother’s tales” in sexual sphere.
(b) Common fear and sensitivity regarding size of male organ – Abnormality in size not common – Imagination plays a part here – Examples – A case by Stekel – etc.
(c) Other factors necessary for a healthy sex life – Sufficient sleep – Relaxation – Recreation and hobbies – Exercise – Athletics and sex – Mental attitude – Van de Velde quoted – Bloch on temporary impotence of artists – Davenport – Summary – Diet and age of first ejaculation – Kinsey quoted – Concluding remarks to prefatory matter.
B. INTRODUCTORY DIET FOR SPECIAL CASES
An outline, with brief suggestions for daily meals
C. THE COOKERY OF LOVE
A List of Foods With Generally Recognized Strengthening or Aphrodisiac Properties (including wines, etc.) – The Recipes (No. 1 to No. 53), including: Soups – Meat – Fish – Poultry – Eggs – Savouries – Grills – Salads – Sweets – Sauces – Sandwiches and snacks – Breakfast foods – A Note on Anaphordisiacs. Other points and additions regarding diet.
VIII. MODERN MEDICAL PREPARATIONS AND THE VITA SEXUALIS
Effect of food on sexual functions – Nicotine – Sexual disturbances due to hormonal defects – Resumé of the discovery of the endocrine glands – Bordeu – Brown-Séquard – Rapid strides in endocrinology – The pituitary – The thyroid – The adrenals – The thymus – The gonads (or testes and ovaries) – Nutrition and vitamin intake affect the endocrines – These in turn affect sexuality and strength of drive – Subject is a deep one – Influence of sexual activity on endocrines – Stekel and “psychic hormones” – His theories quoted – A man must think, feel, and act like a man – Concluding remarks – A note on Pharmaceutical preparations.
IX. THE STORY OF TESTOSTERONE AND REJUVENATION
Rejuvenation the dream of mankind – Davis in the Old Testament – Lao-Tze – Casanova and his jokes – Bordeu – Berthold of Göttingen’s experiments – Brown-Séquard again – Eugen Steinach – His early experiments – His results – His words quoted – Absolute masculinity and absolute femininity an imaginary ideal – Cawadis on intersexuality – The male hormone and sexual awakening – Hirschfeld – Castration results – Steinach’s rejuvenation operation – Described in his own words – The first such operation on a human being – Results – Voronoff – “Monkey-glands” – The search for the pure male hormone – Fred C. Koch – Clyde McGee – First signs of isolation – Continued work – Butenandt – Laqeur of Amsterdam – Precise chemical structure of male hormone determined – It is name “testosterone” – Ruzicka finds richer sources than bulls’ testes – Dr. Emerick Solmo and sarsaparilla as an extremely rich source of testosterone – The Mexican legend regarding sarsaparilla-tea – Experiments in injecting testosterone – James B. Hamilton’s experiment – A near-eunuch (eunuchoid-type) becomes a normal man – G. L. Foss of Bristol – His genius and shrewdness – His treatment of thirty-eight-year-old soldier castrated by injury in the 1914 war – The man becomes a normal virile and thoroughly potent male once again – Testosterone in cryptochidism and delayed adolescence – In progressive muscular dystrophy – In rheumatism, arthritis, cardiac diseases and cancer – Marketing of methyl testosterone for oral administration – Effects of administration to normal virile man – Not what might be expected! – My own experience – Uses of testosterone in the female – Its indications – Concluding remarks.
I. A list of Do’s and Don’ts.
II. (a) Vitamin Distribution in Foods.
(b) Table of Calorific and Protein Values in common foods.
III. Vitamin Preparations Available on the Commercial Market.
A Note on available Androgenic Hormones.
IV. (a) Bibliography for the Advanced and Professional Reader.
(b) A Short Bibliography for the Student and Newly Married.
INDEX OF AUTHORS AND SUBJECT
(arranged by year)
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“During the early seventeenth century, the potato was credited with aphrodisiac virtues (probably because it was strange and new); and, although we know to-day that there is not the slightest ground for such a belief, the Elizabethan dramatists often refer to this quality of the potato in their plays. Remarking on this, Havelock Ellis says: ‘…and the Irish peasantry, whose diet very largely consists of potatoes, are even regarded as possessing an unusually small measure of sexual feeling.’ He adds that ‘…a beefsteak is probably as powerful a sexual stimulant as any food…'”
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