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Q: I have a question about the effects of saltpeter on erections. I have reason to believe my wife is feeding me saltpeter.

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Sailors in the British navy may have started the rumor that saltpeter was put in their food to lower their libidos.
In the Dutch army there used to be a similar myth involving camphor being added to the food to that effect.
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Q: I have a question about the effects of saltpeter on erections. I have reason to believe my wife is feeding me saltpeter.

I am a very sexual person who has no problems getting and maintaining an erection. In the past three weeks, every time she cooks and I eat her food, I can't get an erection. When I don't eat at home for a few days, I am normal again. If I eat at the house, the same thing happens again.


A: your wife is not drugging your food, she's just ugly. Get her a gym membership for her birthday. That should do wonders for your love life.

(You'll wonder why you don't get any anymore...) [fish]

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When I was in Air Force Basic Training, we jokingly used to suggest the same thing. Talking it over one day (I have no idea how *that* subject came up) we decided that a high level of mental stress, a strictly regimented schedule and no privacy whatsoever would have the same effect and was the more likely culprit.

TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI: To this day, that 6+ weeks is the longest I have ever gone without an orgasm, assisted or otherwise. [Big Grin]

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