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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

"Sex Drive" Harnesses the Power of Horny Goat Weed

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 7:00 AM

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Man has ingested all manner of disgusting things hoping they might put the gusto back in his thrust-o: Tiger penis, dead chicken embryos, ambergris (an intestinal secretion of sperm whales). Why not an energy drink, which some consider the equivalent of drinking sweetened battery acid?

Sex Drive Energy Drink is the elixir that aims to keep you up, in both senses of the word.

"Turn on your drink!" the can reads.

Gut Check could've done better than that. "Sex Drive: Get Your Motor Running." "The Dew That Helps You Screw!" Or "The Fizz That Makes You ..." Well, anyway.

The drink is supposed to "increase blood flow to vital organs" and with "sexy and powerful" ingredients (Woo!). It contains L-Arginine, an amino acid believed by some to combat erectile dysfunction and improve a woman's orgasm; Horny Goat Weed, which is a real, actual thing named after goat herders thought their flock got randier after ingesting it; and Blue Lotus, a supposed aphrodisiac. It also contains caffeine and taurine, like Red Bull.

The drink is also the familiar stomach acid yellow and has 120 calories per can. Sex Drive is not a cheap date either -- $2.99 a can at the Hustler Hollywood store near the airport. Still, feeling the need to, um, probe further, we threw down and drank up.

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