Erectile dysfunction isn’t a new problem, but there weren’t any effective treatments for the condition until the middle of the 20th century. Before then, desperate people turned to sympathetic magic, patent medicines, fad treatments, and convincing frauds to try to get it up.
Here are the worst treatments ever.
1. Chewing on small pieces of roasted wolf penis (13th century).
3. Injections of liquified guinea pig testicles (1890s).
5. Eating the brains of male sparrows mixed with filberts and billy goat grease (11th century CE).