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Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses - Creatures of the Sea Summary & Analysis

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Creatures of the Sea Summary

Fish and other forms of sea life have long been considered aphrodisiac by many cultures around the world. Most sea creatures are rich in vitamins, minerals, and protein, low in fat, have delicious flavor, and an aroma that reminds one of the most intimate regions of the human body.

The fugu is a fish only available in Japan. This fish is so poisonous that a single bite paralyzes the heart and lungs, resulting in death. In minute amounts the poison heightens sexual excitement, however, so people continue to risk eating fugu. In spite of careful preparation by Japan's finest chefs, five hundred people die from consumption of fugu each year.

Sashimi is another aphrodisiac from Japan. Though prepared somewhat humanely here in the United States, in Japan sashimi is prepared using a still-live fish from which paper...

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