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Marine mollusks and crustaceans are believed to have the highest aphrodisiac value, especially oysters. The word "aphrodisiac" originated from the name of the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, who is said to have been born of the sea foam after her grandfather castrated her father and threw the genitals into the deep ocean waters. In a famous painting of the birth of Venus, the Roman's name for Aphrodite, the goddess is seen emerging from the sea, wearing nothing, and standing on a scallop shell.

Shellfish do not require complicated methods of cooking or preparation. Many are served raw, with a touch of lemon, cilantro, and spices. Also, since they do nott have expressive eyes or audible voices, humans feel less guilt over consuming them over other life forms.

In North America, shellfish have been accused...

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