Mate, an Aphrodisiac?


Sep 23, 2005
Now, we all know mate has some interesting properties.
I took to it right away although I am not wild about the taste, it is kind of habit forming.
Well, er, despite my handle here, I am a 50 year old male, and I noticed some, shall we say, suprising effects from the mate.
I tend to do large doses, say 10 fills of a small gourd, and the rather dramatic effects are delayed until several hours later, typically the next morning.
I did some casual research and could find absolutely nothing about sexual side effects of mate on the web. Also, it is doubtful this is a placebo effect because I certainly wasn't expecting sexual side effects. In addition, I don't do it every day, when I do, I get the side effect, when I don't, I don't.

I also thought it might be the increased wine drinking and red meat drinking, but experimentation has shown the results are consistent even when abstaining from those.
It could be I am a biochemical freak, but in any case, I thought some people would be interested in this experience.

And no, I do not work for the Mate Marketing Board.

Perhaps this post will spur some lively discussion ...