Smell of rotten eggs arousing for men

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A hen swaggers over a crate of eggs in the farm hall of Walter Hoehne, egg producer and head of the organic farmer association CW Oeko Ei GmbH on March 20, 2008 in Vohburg, Germany.

Due to a newly changed consumers protection law Hoehne is not allowed to sell a quantity of 70.000 hot boiled and painted eggs for the Easter holidays.

The problem consists in the organic produced eggs on the one side and the colours, which are not declared as organic. So it's not possible to sell the treated eggs neither as organic nor as conventional product. It's an old German children's tradition to hide, seek and eat colourful painted eggs on Easter Sunday. (Johannes Simon, Getty Images) Scientists say the smell of rotten eggs is arousing for men and could be used to create an alternative to Viagra.

A team from Italy found that the release of hydrogen sulphide, which is responsible for the foul smell of rotten eggs and is also found in car exhaust fumes, helps relax nerve cells and stimulate blood flow.

Researchers say the development of a new impotence drug would be welcome because Viagra is not effective for everyone.

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