Downside of sex ‘enhancers’

In 2011, sex workers on Lagos’s notorious Sanusi Fafunwa Street issued a warning, according to one of Nigeria’s online services: “Clients who use Alomo Bitters or ‘any high-power drugs like that’ will either be denied service or they would be made to pay double.”

Workers complained of “exceptionally powerful men who look deceptively weak but, ‘when they climb on top, they just begin to work like a caterpillar’?”.

Alomo Bitters is a Ghanaian alcoholic herbal product made from tropical plant extracts by Kasareko Company Limited. Some men, particularly in West Africa, also use it as an aphrodisiac.

Johannesburg-based sex therapist Elna McIntosh was therefore not overly surprised when one of her Nigerian friends in South Africa, who was on his way to Ghana for business, phoned her excitedly.

Read more at the M&G.