According to folklore, horny goat weed's reputed aphrodisiac qualities were discovered when a Chinese goat herder noticed increased sexual activity in his flock after they ingested the weed. Then that same night he was raped repeatedly as he lay tangled up in his sleeping blankets.
After recovering, except for a certain bow-legged gait, the man tried some of the weed himself and nothing happened.
So ended the tale of the Horny Goat Weed...until now!
When a New Jersey man tried the Horny Goat Weed himself last month, nothing happened. However, when thinking over the legendary horny goat story, he mixed some with a little goat saliva. BINGO!
That night, he kept his wife busy for hours but she agreed it was worth losing sleep over.
"He was like a horny goat himself", stated the man's wife, who doesn't want her or her husband's name revealed in return for the exclusive interview.
Animal studies had already indicated that horny goat weed may work by increasing nitric oxide levels, which relaxes smooth muscle and lets more blood flow to the penis or clitoris. But this did not explain why it only affected goats.
Horny goat weed also appears to act by inhibiting the PDE-5 enzyme, which is the same way that the popular drug Viagra works. But, once again, only in goats.