Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses Discussion Questions

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Some people believe that aphrodisiacs made out of the body parts of rare animals have amazing powers. Do some research on poaching. How has the belief in these aphrodisiacs led to the endangerment of particular animal and plant species in certain areas of the world?

Review the recent news (in the past year or two) and find any references to the use of illegal or potentially dangerous stimulants in reported rape cases. According to the news, what are some of the modern-day "love philters"? Are they in any way similar to those of the past? In what way is their reputation today different from their "older relatives," described in Allende's book?

Research the popular drug Viagra. How does it function? What are its ingredients? Are they in any way related to the aphrodisiacs in Aphrodite? What do you think Allende would write about the "erection pill...

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