World’s Most Poisonous Spider Might Be The New Viagra (…Seriously)

The Brazilian Wandering Spider is the most venomous spider in the world. A bite from this sucker could kill you dead. It also has been known to cause priapism in humans. Pariapism (for those of you who didn’t click the link) is a medical condition in which your penis will become erect and not then become flaccid. “Awesome!” you’re thinking…wrong. It is “extremely uncomfortable” which is a medical euphemism for, “hurts like a mother f***er!” and can even lead to impotence in some cases. So why are we talking about the scary erection spider? Because scientists have discovered (in what must have started as a water cooler joke) that diluted amounts of this spider venom can potentially be a treatment for erectile dysfunction.

In humans, a bite from the infamous spider is known to also cause priapism — an intense, long-lasting and often uncomfortable erection. Scientists now believe that the potent neurotoxin, when diluted, can offer a viable treatment to men who are not affected by drugs like Viagra.

Well dang, whatever works I say. And hey it’s organic! Here’s a picture of your new favorite creepy crawly:

Aww, I think he wants a hug.

Via Limelife

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