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This accidental discovery could be the key to a better sex life

Oysters and avocados just won't do the trick.


Marisa Kabas


Posted on Feb 16, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 12:54 pm CDT

Even the most sexually active among us wish for that little extra boost when it comes time to perform in the bedroom (or living room, or bathroom, or wherever the mood strikes you.) But contrary to popular belief, eating a few slimy oysters or gnawing on a bar of chocolate will not help your libido. Only science can do that.

The folks at AsapSCIENCE have kindly unlocked the secret about a medical breakthrough which, unlike Viagra and other existing treatments, could help both men and women get an extra boost in the boudoir. 

Turns out that when a synthetic version of a brain protein called Melanocortin is administered in the proper amount, it can do wonders for you and your lover. Science is a beautiful thing.

Props to Madame Curie for making strides in science so we were able to reach this important breakthrough.

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*First Published: Feb 16, 2015, 3:51 pm CST