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Venom from world's deadliest spider could cure erectile dysfunction within 20 minutes
Daily Mail ^ | 07:08 EST, 29 August 2012 | Pat Hagan

Posted on 08/29/2012 9:38:59 PM PDT by null and void

It sounds like a most unlikely aphrodisiac. But scientists have discovered the venom from what’s considered the world’s deadliest spider could be the secret to bolstering a man’s love life.

Toxins produced by the Brazilian Wandering Spider, or Phoneutria nigriventer, appear to combat erectile dysfunction within 20 minutes of entering the body.

Tests carried out on rats show the venom boosts performance by increasing the release of nitric oxide, a chemical that dilates blood vessels and improves blood flow. This is similar to how existing impotence drugs work.


In tests on rats the spider's toxin boosted erections by triggering the release of nitric oxide

It is also known as the banana spider because of its habit of stowing away in shipments of the fruit.

Although drugs such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra have revolutionised treatment in the last ten years, around 30 per cent of men who take them see no improvement.

For these men, the only other options are to inject drugs straight into the penis, or use a pump that manually increases blood supply to the organ. Neither is very popular.

Researchers from Brazil and the US extracted the toxin, called PnTx2-6, from the deadly venom and injected it into rats which had age-related erectile dysfunction.

They found the toxin boosted erections by triggering the release of nitric oxide, which boosts circulation in the male genitals by helping blood vessel walls relax.

In a report on their findings, published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the researchers said: ‘The decrease in erectile function associated with age was partially restored 15 to 20 minutes after injection with PnTx2-6.’

Brazilian scientists first became interested in the deadly spider’s ability to boost sexual performance when victims of bites reported major improvements in their sex lives.

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...then you die. Happy.
1 posted on 08/29/2012 9:39:04 PM PDT by null and void
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2 posted on 08/29/2012 9:40:16 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1318 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: null and void

Hey Mr Tallyman,
tally me banana,
spider...


3 posted on 08/29/2012 9:41:20 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1318 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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So glad I don’t work in an ER so I won’t have to look at people with spider bites on their dicks.


4 posted on 08/29/2012 9:42:10 PM PDT by dangus
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>> They found the toxin boosted erections by triggering the release of nitric oxide

Not nitrous oxide as in hot rod...


5 posted on 08/29/2012 9:43:05 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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I didn’t think rigormortus worked so fast or had those effects


6 posted on 08/29/2012 9:44:15 PM PDT by chiller (GO TEA, especially in the Senate and WE will fix this mess.)
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To: null and void
I'm not impressed.


7 posted on 08/29/2012 9:44:41 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: null and void; windcliff; stylecouncilor; onedoug

Name for the product ===> Stiffy Lube.


8 posted on 08/29/2012 9:45:55 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: null and void

Right? There’s no erectile dysfunction because you’re dead.


9 posted on 08/29/2012 9:46:40 PM PDT by snarkytart
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20 minutes? It kills you that fast, eh?


10 posted on 08/29/2012 9:47:37 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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Maybe that's why the worlds deadliest spider is in Brazil, not enough doctors in those jungles for a guy to get to within four hours if bitten.
11 posted on 08/29/2012 9:48:45 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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I’d like to hear the radio ad for that one: “Side effects include death.”


12 posted on 08/29/2012 9:49:33 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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No worries, after the 4-hour erection... it falls off!


13 posted on 08/29/2012 9:49:33 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja
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There’s a spider outside my home office window, that I think is gonna take my 410 to dispatch! It;s so big, it;s freakin’ me out!


14 posted on 08/29/2012 9:49:51 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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“...could cure ....”

Might?

Hopey?

Changey!

No thanky


15 posted on 08/29/2012 9:49:56 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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depending on when rigor mortis set in . . .


16 posted on 08/29/2012 9:50:47 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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20 minutes on the beach in Rio ought to be able to accomplish the same goal, and without any medications;))


17 posted on 08/29/2012 9:51:28 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: JohnBrowdie

That has me laughing out loud. I’m going to have go tell my husband. I needed a good laugh, thank you.


18 posted on 08/29/2012 9:52:30 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Take a pitchur and share first, please?


19 posted on 08/29/2012 9:53:15 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1318 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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Arachnarect


20 posted on 08/29/2012 9:53:52 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Cyber Ninja

“No worries, after the 4-hour erection... it falls off!”

The only sure cure for any erection which lasts that long is a photo of Hillary!;)


21 posted on 08/29/2012 9:54:23 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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Spider? I hardly know her.


22 posted on 08/29/2012 9:54:59 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Best if it’s on your hand for scale, of course...


23 posted on 08/29/2012 9:55:06 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1318 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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The pastor of this church had called all of the little children to the front of the church, dressed in their cute Easter outfits and had them sit around him.

He said “Today is Easter and you all look so handsome and beautiful. Today we’re going to talk about the resurrection. Does anyone know what the resurrection is?” One little boy raised his hand, and the pastor said “Please tell us what the resurrection is”.

The boy, proud that he knew the answer, said in a clear loud voice “When you get one lasting more than four hours, you gotta call a doctor!”


24 posted on 08/29/2012 9:55:43 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: null and void

Oh! Baby!

Oh! Yeah, Baby, Yeah!

Oh! Baby (Could you hold that thought for about 20 minutes? Really. I’ll be right back.)


25 posted on 08/29/2012 9:55:52 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: null and void; All

It’s an ERECT-nid... I win. I WIN!


26 posted on 08/29/2012 9:56:15 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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One bite and it’ll make you stiff! Could be a hard sell though!


27 posted on 08/29/2012 9:56:29 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: null and void

So I guess this means you would be going and coming at the same time.


28 posted on 08/29/2012 9:56:36 PM PDT by Cincinnatus
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To: Bobalu

29 posted on 08/29/2012 9:56:36 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1318 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Winstons Julia

Well played!

Yes, I’d say you win!


30 posted on 08/29/2012 9:58:10 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1318 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: null and void

Side effects are erections lasting more than four hours and blindness. Walking into walls could be painful.


31 posted on 08/29/2012 10:02:32 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Whatever a homosexual union might be or represent, it is not physically marital. - F.Cardinal George)
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To: null and void

Forgive my boasting. I so rarely win.


32 posted on 08/29/2012 10:03:23 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

When you win that big, you don’t need to do it all the time.


33 posted on 08/29/2012 10:04:33 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1318 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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Unfortunately, the drug has to be injected....


34 posted on 08/29/2012 10:04:47 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Tzimisce

Not to worry, the spider will do that for free...


35 posted on 08/29/2012 10:06:28 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1318 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
There’s a spider outside my home office window, that I think is gonna take my 410 to dispatch! It;s so big, it;s freakin’ me out!

Spiders eat bugs and that is good. Black Widow and Brown Recluse spiders also bite people and it is not good, and in particular the Brown Recluse.

I do not kill spiders with the exception of the above two. I kill those two every chance that I get.

36 posted on 08/29/2012 10:09:50 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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Quick nurse, a spider bit my johnson, suck out the venom.

groan

37 posted on 08/29/2012 10:09:59 PM PDT by shove_it (purge pandering progressive parasites)
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Side effects for men include spinning a web after sex with ... Oh, never mind...


38 posted on 08/29/2012 10:11:49 PM PDT by Bon mots (When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...)
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Right? There’s no erectile dysfunction because you’re dead.

LOLOL - the ultimate happy ending? This is got to be one of those hilarious threads...

39 posted on 08/29/2012 10:16:27 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Aria
This is got to be one of those hilarious threads...

Only if the Mods are up for it...

40 posted on 08/29/2012 10:17:59 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1318 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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For these men, the only other options are to inject drugs straight into the penis, or use a pump that manually increases blood supply to the organ.

Neither is very popular.

Well, duuuh.

41 posted on 08/29/2012 10:30:01 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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Ok that is something I have yet to see in the ER, but I damn sure would not want to come across a bit dick. EEEK! I hate spiders.


42 posted on 08/29/2012 10:31:54 PM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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or use a pump that manually increases blood supply to the organ.


43 posted on 08/29/2012 10:32:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Tobey Maguire was bitten by a spider.

All he got was a movie contract.

44 posted on 08/29/2012 10:33:51 PM PDT by zeestephen
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Ok that is something I have yet to see in the ER, but I damn sure would not want to come across a bit dick. EEEK! I hate spiders.


45 posted on 08/29/2012 10:38:56 PM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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is a photo of Hillary

OR a photo of

Helen Thomases..

46 posted on 08/29/2012 10:44:21 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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I didn’t think rigormortus worked so fast or had those effects

Now Egypt can amend their new law to also allow women to have conjugal visits when their husbands are in the morgue.

47 posted on 08/29/2012 10:51:14 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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Is that a spider in your pants, or are you just glad to see me?


48 posted on 08/29/2012 10:56:45 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (CREDO QUIA ABSURDUM)
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Toby?... I live alone with one cat. This sounds like it could have a man climbing the walls alright. Think I’ll just pass on this one.


49 posted on 08/29/2012 10:57:47 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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It’s not exactly impressive that rats got boners from this potion. If I’m not mistaken, when a rat gets a boner, it really is a bone. So what’s so impressive?


50 posted on 08/29/2012 11:14:32 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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