sf red book home sfredbook

"Ginseng and sex drive?"

 
Printer-friendly version of this topic
Bookmark this topic (Registered users only)
 
Previous Topic | Next Topic 
Conferences The Conservatory (Protected)
Original message

errolflynn (29 posts) Click to send private message to errolflynn Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
19-Apr-01, 10:49 PM (PDT)
"Ginseng and sex drive?"
Had dinner with a business colleague visiting from Korea tonight. Ended up talking about Korean women and how they tend to be more oversexed than most other Asian women. My Korean friend attributes that to a steady diet of Ginseng-containing food and drinks. Not too sure i'll buy that argument. Anybody cares to shed more light on the subject? In the meantime, I'll go out and get me some of that red ginseng stuff this weekend and see what happens...
  Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

  Table of Contents

 
 
Lobby | Topics | Previous Topic | Next Topic

Messages in this topic

dempa_shonen (9 posts) Click to send private message to dempa_shonen Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 09:44 AM (PDT)
1. "RE: Ginseng and sex drive?"
I can definitely say that teas and food made with Korean ginsesng roots are much more potent than typical instant powders and off the shelf drinks we get here. Now, by potent, I mean you definitely feel the blood pumping sonn after and the vigor associated with it for the next couple of days. Is it an aphrodesiac? Many people believe it is. The benefits certainly will aid you in your sexual endeavours rather than take away from your sexual appetite. But I don't buy the line that every girl in Korea consumes ginseng on regular basis. Further, the very best stuff are pretty expensive in the order of you purchasing Beluga Caviars here...

Finally, I don't think Korean girls are any more oversexed than other Asian women. If anything, Koreans being the most Christians of any other Asian group, they are more likely to feel the 'guilt' associated with sex. We just tend to see more of them readily available than other Asian women. The poor economy have forced many Korean women to sell sex both in their own country and here...

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

FreeWillyDave (359 posts) Click to send private message to FreeWillyDave Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 10:38 AM (PDT)
2. "ginseng"
I once tried that concentrated ginseng root extract in the little glass vials. I did it when I was in Hong Kong. This stuff must have been potent, because I did feel an increased awareness of blood flow all over. It also seemed to give me a shot of energy without the nervousness that you get with excessive caffeine.

As for being extra horny? Maybe it was psychosomatic, but when I did get horny it did seem to enhance the intensity and reduce recovery time...

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

FreeWillyDave (359 posts) Click to send private message to FreeWillyDave Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 10:41 AM (PDT)
3. "Korean women"
I don't know if Korean women are any hornier than other asian women... although I think there may be something to the idea that asian women as a whole may be hornier than caucasian women.

I've heard of asian women dating caucasian men complain about not getting enough sex... and I've also known some asian men with caucasian GFs who also didn't feel like they were getting enough sex. Funny, I haven't really heard of the opposite situations occuring.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

dox (21 posts) Click to send private message to dox Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 03:18 PM (PDT)
6. "Generalization"
I think it's dangerous to generalize like this. I know a good number of Asian women (my own wife included) who don't need much sex at all. As an ethnic Chinese, I think that the traditional Chinese culture repressed sexuality, especially those of women. I don't know how much of horniness is nature vs. nurture (I'm sure there are volumes of academic material on this), but a large part of my partaking in the hobby has to do with me not getting enough at home.

I'm also reminded of an experience at Crazy Horse once:

I had booked a private dance with a girl. She was pretty friendly and straight-forward with me, and told me matter-of-factly "you know that women don't need sex as much as men, right?" I asked her on what authority did she make this statement, she said that from talking to her cohorts, most of the girls at CH did it only for the money, that they really didn't that much sex... Well that shrank my dick cold.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

NiceWork (8 posts) Click to send private message to NiceWork Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 05:09 PM (PDT)
7. "RE: Generalization"
Women vary in their physical needs. I thought nymphomaniacs were probably a suburban high school legend until I met one. The current thinking among some feminists though, is that women trade sex for intimacy. This isn't to say that women don't enjoy sex, or that men don't enjoy intimacy. In a relationship, you both learn that you really want what the other craves. That what a GFE is - intimate sex. And in my youth I was told by more than one girlfriend who initially resisted, that after awhile she wanted sex more and more, until she felt she couldn't live without it. And I couldn't live without her in my life. That's when you either get married or start figuring on how to break up.

There is an interesting twist on this I've noticed in the workplace. In my travels as an IT contractor, it's become obvious that some of the women at these companies are getting some of their intimacy needs met at work. I'm sure that's one big women wanted to get out into the workplace in the first place. Life got too lonely for them stuck out there in the suburbs in their single family houses with the kids all day. But there's no such thing as "intimacy harassment". So I've had female bosses who wanted to flirt take retribution when I didn't comply, and women co-workers who wanted me to talk to them every day get angry and berate me if I didn't. This has never happened with a man, even gays. Since my skills are in such high demand, it's really more their problem than mine if I'm uncomfortable. But it makes me feel a little sorry for young guys.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

dox (21 posts) Click to send private message to dox Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 11:59 PM (PDT)
9. "RE: Generalization"
Interesting observation. Did you notice if you tend to receive "intimacy harassment" from women of any particular age range?
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

synesthetic (352 posts) Click to send private message to synesthetic Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 05:53 PM (PDT)
8. "That is just one unusual group..."
of women in society.
I have friends who work at Crazyhorse, and many aquaintances who are in the "business" and one of the reasons why they say they need sex less than men is because they are doing it all the time, and it's a job. There is a lot of sleaze that goes into the strip clubs, and if you were in their position, you might not be all that excited about sex after a few months, or years on the job.
If you were a male prostitute and had to service all different kinds of women, you would probably have the same attitude.
You might get turned on by a few, but after awhile it gets old without the feelings.
On the other hand, I have known other women in the "business" who truly enjoy sex, but only with particular people.
In the end, it's really hard to generalize about the difference between men and women. Women have been trained to the cultural norm that sex without love is not okay, and men never seem to have bought into this idea. Regardless, the other night when I saw an old friend and had sex, the thought went through my mind "this isn't worth paying hundeds of dollars for." Of course, it's always a letdown after you have had the best of the best, and she is no longer around.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Tall_Gent (14 posts) Click to send private message to Tall_Gent Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 11:07 AM (PDT)
4. "RE: Ginseng and sex drive?"
I saw a related item on another board last year that suggested a "Ginseng Cocktail" made up of the following:

American Ginseng
Siberian Ginseng
Red Panax Ginseng
Ashwagandha (an Indian Ginseng)

I tried it and it did make a difference to me. More sexual stamina, more intense orgasms, etc. Of course every body reacts to herbal suplements differently, so YMMV. But I did seem to make a difference.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

jimboy (235 posts) Click to send private message to jimboy Click to check IP address of the poster
20-Apr-01, 02:17 PM (PDT)
5. "RE: Ginseng and sex drive?"
Has anyone ever tried Ginseng and Yohimbe (together)? That should be an interesting combination.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

human_genome (767 posts) Click to send private message to human_genome Click to check IP address of the poster
21-Apr-01, 02:22 PM (PDT)
10. "RE: Ginko and sex drive?"
might also think about ginko biloba. In a study at UCSF ginko improved sexual function in those having problems due to antidepressant medications (SSRI's). Previous medical studies showed that ginko improves memory, presumably by dilating arteries and increasing blood flow to brain tissue. Thought was that might improve flow to penis as well, the UCSF study indicated that might be true. It doesn't dilate to the degree and specificity as Viagra.

Ginko + yohimbine might be interesting.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top


Lock | Archive | Remove

Lobby | Topics | Previous Topic | Next Topic


* Usernames ending in (*) are NON-registered users home | reviews | yahoo club | terms | powered by myredbook