These should have been in my superstition gallery. And certainly not under the harmless old wives tale category, considering the number of creatures that have had to give up their lives for someone’s imagined increase in libido. R was informed by our boatman, that the contents of one of the jars was elephant penis!
Glass jars of snake, scorpion and other animal organ wine, in a weaving village near Luang Prabang!
63 thoughts on “Virility On Tap!”
I’m sending you lots of light
I couldn’t wait to see what you posted and I was not let down! Wonderful !
Did you taste some of this stuff? 🙂
Ja ja ja!!!! 🙂 I think one must feel very depressed to try one of those things!!!! Great post Madhu!!!
Phew! I had a hard time with this one. I have a “thing” about snakes.
I can’t say that I’m upset that we missed this collection of virility on tap while in LP.
Ron did taste some snake wine in Vietnam. It was worth seeing his face afterwards. 🙂 Great take on the challenge.
ROFL! do people actually drink it? or rub it in? or??? 🙂
😆 Its wine Gilly, of course they drink it!
Oh my lord – creeping me out!! Did you see anyone drink any?
No, thank heavens 😀
I feel rather queasy- not the usual effect of your posts on me. 🙂
and I am speechless, the thought of so many creatures all over the planet losing their lives for these potions and superstitions, like sharks being finned … whoops, getting a bit dark here … when we were in Laos we did not see a bird, the guide explained they had all been shot for food …
Bleh! Definitely not sexy … but quite fascinating …
Oh my. Your photographs are unique and intriguing. In fact, the entire post topic! Made me wonder about the smell when you open the jars!
They wouldn’t be for sale if people didn’t buy them. It just goes to show you people are interesting and entertaining everywhere. Great post, Madhu. Take care. -Max-
Definitely inside pics, Madhu. We were offered snake wine on board our Li River cruise. I declined, but some of the braver passengers did try it. 🙂
Wow, this is something and I can’t imagine drinking any of it! But your photos are awesome!
The photos are unique, but it’s sad that any animal’s lives were sacrificed for these potions and superstitions.
I think visiting other countries is so interesting. Vietnam has some spectacular scenery and interesting food. I think I’ll give those bottled tasty’s a pass though. The EP would be one tough meal and would need a powerful curry.
🙂 This did come with a certain ammount of goosbumps for me…and not because of how nice the photos look…
History taught the Western world to look to the East for spices. Once again, it is discovering an amazing, exotic, mystifying Eastern world and culture. There is so much to understand and learn from Asia. This is a nice post!
Thank you for an interesting nugget of information, the things we human do!!!!
I was feeling a little peckish after perusing the many photos of sandwiches posted on this week’s photo challenge theme, now not so much… although I love the colours in your photos and the shape of the wonderful glass jars 🙂
What a threat to the blue pill 🙂
Elephant penis… definitely not sexy. I don’t mean to come across as western-centric or anything, but I’d definitely be looking towards the viagra first.
OH MY! Knew you wouldn’t disappoint.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED
Interesting! But… ewwww.
Spectacular photos. Does just go to show how far some will go for virility.
Funny choice for the theme, Madhu! 😀
Fabulous capture Madu!
Sad that these and other animal parts (rhinoceros horn, elephant tusk) are considered to have aphrodisiac properties. You’d nowadays people would know better…
Inside they are…yes. But, it makes me sad looking at them…
Great interpretation of the theme, Madhu!
Let’s hope the next generation in SE Asia comes to realize that our world will be a much poorer place without elephants, rhinos, tigers and others. The only hope for these animals is a new way of thinking in that part of the world.
Oh dear! Where is the elephant p. jar? I am so curious!
Excellent captured photos, Madhu – I had never understand why we humen (mostly men) think we become better men – by eating penises of other animals… ??? 😉
By the way there is a penis museum in Reykjavik, Iceland
– it is not permissible to eat the exhibited crown jewels… 😉
snake, scorpion and other animal organ wine – I would prefer to drink tea.
Very interesting …. entry – love you angle of the challenge … but I don’t know if I enjoy the inside of those jars. *smile
Strong beliefs moves mountains – I think Viagra will work better.
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talking of lesser evil, better to drink this wine (if you have to) than drinking copi luwak (of Indonesia) which i hear is ridiculously expensive but is prepared from the seeds that come from the other end of a cat! Yuk. as for the lives of these poor creatures, they die any way and now they should thank for preservation of their corps.
Yes, shame on these people with their superstitions and beliefs Madhu. It always makes me sad to see images like this where these poor animals have to give up their lives because humans think they have ‘magic properties’. Great shots though and thanks for sharing hon. 😀 *big hugs*
Amazing and good learning. Thanks Madhu
Those poor elephants . . .
Great image for this challenge! I cannot imagine that anyone actually drinks this stuff…yuck!
Perfect entry for the theme, Madhu!
Is it similar to wine sold on Buy-snake-wine shop ? I already bought this one on this store delivered to US) and would like different wine if your know where? Thanks.
It just makes me chuckle –what men won’t do to try to be young and virile. If I knew my man was partaking of something like this, it would completely turn me off and make the contents irrelevant.
Japanese has a lot of the snake ones! I tried a sip two weeks ago. 😀
Think I see your reflection in that jar 🙂
Ugh! Too adventurous and scary for my tastes. 🙂