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Aphrodisiacs And Anti-Aphrodisiacs | by John Davenport



Three essays on the powers of reproduction; with some account of the judicial congress as practised in France during the seventeenth century.

TitleAphrodisiacs And Anti-Aphrodisiacs
AuthorJohn Davenport
PublisherJohn Davenport
Year1869
Copyright1869, John Davenport
AmazonLove Stimulants, Aphrodisiacs and Anti-aphrodisiacs

Ubi stimulus, ibi fluxusi. - Hippocrates.

VOTIVE COLUMNS Of the Ancient Oscans.

Votive Columns Of the Ancient Oscans.

Facing title Of small size and of great antiquity; in use amongst the Oscan people, who were finally subjugated by:

-Preface
THE reproductive powers of Nature were regarded by the nations of remote antiquity with an awe and reverence so great, as to form an object of worship, under a symbol, of all others the most significa...
-List Of Illustrations
NOTE. - As it was found impossible always to insert the illustrations opposite the explanatory text, the following List will assist the reader to those pages which explain the objects represented. ...
-Essay I. Remarks Upon The Symbols Of The Reproductive Powers
FROM the investigations and researches of the learned, there appears to be no doubt but that the most ancient of all superstitions was that in which Nature was contemplated chiefly under the attribute...
-Remarks Upon The Symbols Of The Reproductive Powers. Part 2
A Capuchin missionary had a serious dispute with the Jesuits residing at Pondicherry, which was referred for decision to the judicial courts. The disciples of Loyola, who can be toleration itself whe...
-Remarks Upon The Symbols Of The Reproductive Powers. Part 3
This example attests the great respect entertained by the Hebrews for the organs of generation; but we have a further proof of this reverence for them in the fact that, when taking a solemn oa...
-Remarks Upon The Symbols Of The Reproductive Powers. Part 4
Others offered to the god as many phalli, made of the wood of the willow tree, as they had vanquished men in a single night. St. Augustine informs us that it was considered by the Roman ladies as a...
-Remarks Upon The Symbols Of The Reproductive Powers. Part 5
We shall now proceed to notice a few of the traces of the phallic worship as were still to be found lingering in some parts of Europe so late as the 18th century, a tenacity of existence by no means s...
-Remarks Upon The Symbols Of The Reproductive Powers. Part 6
Antwerp was the Lampsacus of Belgium, Priapus being the tutelary god of that city. Ters was the name given to him by the inhabitants who held this divinity in the greatest veneration. Females were acc...
-Essay II. Anaphrodisia; Or, Absence Of The Reproductive Power
A DESCRIPTION of the symbols under which the reproductive power was anciently worshipped, having been given in the preceding Essay, the present one will contain some account of the negation or absence...
-Anaphrodisia; Or, Absence Of The Reproductive Power. Part 2
If the woman be organized for receiving, the man is formed for imparting; now, in the majority, of cases, his impotency is such that, although he seems to be provided with abundant stores he is preclu...
-Anaphrodisia; Or, Absence Of The Reproductive Power. Part 3
A young man whose wife's relations had promised him a considerable estate as soon as she proved to be pregnant, fatigued himself to no purpose by continued devotions at the shrine of love; his over a...
-Anaphrodisia; Or, Absence Of The Reproductive Power. Part 4
It will easily be supposed that superstition when brought to act upon weak and ignorant minds, is capable of producing temporary impotence. The pretended charm or witchery common in France as late as ...
-Anaphrodisia; Or, Absence Of The Reproductive Power. Part 5
Paulus (Julius) of Tyr states that the law of the Twelve Tables contained an express prohibition against the employment of ligatures; qui, sacra, impia nocturnave fecerint, ut quern incantarent, obli...
-Anaphrodisia; Or, Absence Of The Reproductive Power. Part 6
But the mode of procedure in which the learned curate Thiers appears to place the greatest confidence is that employed by a priest of his acquaintance. This person's plan was to tie the bride and brid...
-Anaphrodisia; Or, Absence Of The Reproductive Power. Part 7
Upon a due consideration of this singular superstition, it must be obvious to any person of sense that these pretended ligatures are, in fact, the consequence of an enfeebled constitution, weak intell...
-Anaphrodisia; Or, Absence Of The Reproductive Power. Part 8
The first judicial sentence which ordered a Congress is said to have been caused by the shameless effrontery of a young man who, being accused of impotency, demanded permission to exhibit proof of his...
-Anaphrodisia; Or, Absence Of The Reproductive Power. Part 9
Case II Inspection having been ordered by the official of Paris of the body of Joseph Le Page, who is taxed with impo-tency by Nicola de Loris, his wife, the said inspection was made by Deuxivoi an...
-Anaphrodisia; Or, Absence Of The Reproductive Power. Part 10
The next day after this decree the chevalier made his protest against it before two notaries, declaring that he did not acknowledge himself to be impotent, and that he would, in defiance of the prohib...
-Anaphrodisia; Or, Absence Of The Reproductive Power. Part 11
Farther, the healthy appearance of the urine in this case, as well as cheerfulness and vivacity of mind, also prove a proper action of the fluids, and sufficiently evince an unimpaired state of the an...
-Essay III. Aphrodisiacs, Or, Erotic Stimuli, And Their Opposites, As Known To, And Used By, The Ancients And Moderns
WHEN it is considered how strongly the sexual desire is implanted in man, and how much his self-love is interested in preserving or in recovering the power of gratifying it, his endeavours to infuse f...
-Ancient and Modern Aphrodisiacs. Part 2
Speaking of the plant Eryngium, the elder Pliny says: The whole variety of the Eryngium known in our (the Latin) language as the centum capita has some marvellous facts recorded of it. It is said to ...
-Ancient and Modern Aphrodisiacs. Part 3
And here also we considered how that the said pretended marriage betwixt the abovenamed King Edward and Elizabeth Grey, was made of great presumption, without the knowing and assent of the Lords of t...
-Ancient and Modern Aphrodisiacs. Part 4
By whom the potion was administered is conjectured only from a passage in St. Jerome,* who says that a certain Lucilia killed her husband or her lover by giving him a philtre, which was intended to s...
-Ancient and Modern Aphrodisiacs. Part 5
Many formula for love-potions may be found in the work of Albertus Magnus, who, among other things, particularly recommendsthe brains of a partridge calcined into powder and swallowed in red wine, a...
-Ancient and Modern Aphrodisiacs. Part 6
* Cujus rei istud est argumentum, quod ubi rem veneream exercemus, tantillo emisse, imbecilles evadimus. - De Genitura. Tome 52, p. 286, et seq. Food in which this principle exists appears...
-Ancient and Modern Aphrodisiacs. Part 7
The prolific virtues of fish have, no doubt, been greatly exaggerated, and it is certain that too much importance has been given to the observation made (rather upon slight grounds) by travellers as t...
-Ancient and Modern Aphrodisiacs. Part 8
The history of the middle ages abounds with complaints of the lubricity, gluttony, and drunkenness of the monks, vices which are described as being their ruin, in the following pithy distich: Sunt...
-Ancient and Modern Aphrodisiacs. Part 9
Piquant as is this anecdote, the key to it is equally so. Les mouches cantarides, i diabolini l'essence de giroflee, les bap-temes ambres, etc., sont des inventions de notre siecle dont la debilite e...
-Ancient and Modern Aphrodisiacs. Part 10
Pare also relates that a courtezan, having sprinkled the meat given by her to one of her lovers, with pounded cantharides, the wretched youth was seized with a violent priapism and loss of blood at th...
-Ancient and Modern Aphrodisiacs. Part 11
Matthoile, however, observing that those persons who made use of it did not appear much given to lasciviousness, concluded that we had lost the true satyrion of the ancients; but, it is nevertheless c...
-Ancient and Modern Aphrodisiacs. Part 12
According to Browne * whole fields are in Africa sown with hashish, the bang of the East Indies, for the purpose of being used as a stimulant to amorous dalliance. It is used in a variety of forms, bu...
-Ancient and Modern Aphrodisiacs. Part 13
The means of procuring the vigour necessary for sexual delights has also been sought for in certain preparations celebrated by the alchymists. Struck by the splendour of gold, its incorruptibility, an...
-Ancient and Modern Aphrodisiacs. Part 14
Flagellation was recommended by several of the ancient physicians as an effectual remedy in many disorders, and this upon the physiological axiom of Hippocrates - ubi stimulus, ibi affluxus. Seneca co...
-Ancient and Modern Aphrodisiacs. Part 15
Meibomius mentions the case of a citizen of Lubeck who, being accused and convicted of adultery, was sentenced to be banished. A woman of pleasure with whom this man had been for a long time intimate,...
-Ancient and Modern Aphrodisiacs. Part 16
The employment of urtication is of great antiquity, for Celsus as well as Aretaeus mentions the use of it, it being in those times, a popular remedy. That the Romans had frequent recourse to it in ord...
-Ancient and Modern Aphrodisiacs. Part 17
In the celestial bed no feather bed is employed; sometimes mattresses filled with sweet new wheat or cut straw, with the grain in the ears, and mingled with balm, rose leaves, lavender Bowers, and or...
-Anti-Aphrodisiacs
The means best calculated to produce effects contrary to those just treated of are of several kinds, but such as are derived from hygiene are entitled to be considered as the most powerful. Previously...
-Anti-Aphrodisiacs. Part 2
After the study of the Mathematics comes that of Natural History, which will be found to be almost equally beneficial, requiring as it does, the unremitting attention of the student. his perambulation...
-Anti-Aphrodisiacs. Part 3
Agnus castus, so called from the down on its surface resembling that upon the skin of a lamb, and from its supposed anti-aphrodisiacal qualities, was in great repute among the Athenians, whose women, ...
-Anti-Aphrodisiacs. Part 4
Among the ancients, as well as among many modern nations, the laws of chastity and the restraints of honour appeared scarcely sufficient to hinder the sexes from uniting, in spite of all the obstacles...
-Anti-Aphrodisiacs. Part 5
The practice of infibulation was very common in India, from religious motives. As a proof of their sanctity, many of the Santons, or Mohammedan saints, as well as other devout persons, bonzes, fakirs,...
-Anti-Aphrodisiacs. Part 6
An endeavour was made to introduce these Bernasco padlocks into France during the reign of Henry II., and a shop was opened by an Italian at the fair of St. Germain, where they were publicly sold, and...
-Anti-Aphrodisiacs. Part 7
On the other part, in opposition and repugnancy hereto, the philosophers say, That idleness is the mother of luxury. When it was asked Ovid, Why .Ęgisthus became an adulterer ? he made no other answer...









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