This study determines the perceived effects of some common aphrodisiac among married women of Kaura ward, in Zaria city of Kaduna state. A descriptive survey design was adopted and the instrument for data collection was questionnaire. A total of 300 questionnaires were distributed, but only 264 were retrieved, the data collected were analyzed. The statistics used for data analysis was percentages and frequencies. Findings of this study showed that majority of respondents were between the ages of 31-40yrs, 78% were Hausa and 49.2% had attained tertiary education. All of them are married; further findings showed that 34.8% of str espondents are 1 wives, (uwargida). The result of this study showed that all the respondents have full knowledge of aphrodisiac and majority have been using the drug for 11-20years. The result further revealed that the type of aphrodisiac used by respondents include herbal drink and vaginal insertion type. This study also showed that the perceived good effect of aphrodisiac is increasing one’s desire to have sex and respondents achieved marital gains. Lastly, the perceived side effects of aphrodisiac drugs are chronic vaginal itching and Leukorrhea. In conclusion, Women should be more educated on the side effects of aphrodisiac, the pshycophysiologicals and the internals (during family life education). They should be encouraged to eat good foods, fruits and vegetables. Sex education in schools should include the selection and use of aphrodisiacs, most especially the phyco-physiological.
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