Hot For The Barbie Drug

It leaves you tan and sexually excited, and it works for both men and women. No, it's not a tropical vacation; it's the Barbie drug, as some have dubbed Melanotan II. Researchers looking for a sunless way to trigger tanning came across the compound in 1991. Men who took the drug got tan and reported side effects in their shorts. Later tests on lab rats showed that, unlike Viagra, this miracle pill was not just for males: female lab rats that took it showed more courting behavior. The reason: Melanotan works on the brain center that handles sexual arousal. But the...

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