Thursday, November 15, 2007

Licking a toad to get high?

Inhaling gas from fecal matter to get high was gross enough but how about licking a toad? Yes, a toad!

The toad in question is a Colorado River toad (see left pic). The toad is dangerous to young children or animals who ingest them because it is poisonous. It appears that the venom from the toad acts like a hallucinogenic drug.

This is how describes toads in general.

Toads have enlarged glands (called the paratoid glands) on the side of the neck, one behind each eye. These glands secrete a viscous white poison that gets smeared in the mouth of any would-be predator, inflaming the mouth and throat and causing nausea, irregular heart beat, and, in extreme cases, death. Toads pose a danger to pets, which may pounce on and bite them. Humans should take care to wash their hands after handling a toad, and to avoid touching the mouth or eyes until having done so.

So the venom that is naturally smeared on the toad's body is licked by the people who wanted to get high. What a way to get your high! And a dangerous one at that!


  1. Puteri,
    When I was in Kuching a year ago, a tour guide by the name of Margaret advised me me not to buy or use Gambir Sarawak as she was suspicious of what is used to make it. She said she was told that something from the toad is also used. this must be the same thing that you wrote cos it may also damage your organs. I think what you wrote is also pertinent to Gambir Sarawak as it is a hallucinic ingredient, it may induce male libido. Being toxic, it is really dangerous.

  2. Zawi,

    You made me laugh! Toad and Gambir Sarawak? No lah. Gambir Sarawak is not ingested .. it is applied topically. Gambir Sarawak is not even a bark. It is a latex from the Gambir tree. Local folks use it for treating toothache, insect bites etc. What it does is numbs the area to which it is applied.

    So when people say it works to prolong .. ahem ... this is because the area is desensitize, thus allowing for err .. longer activity! Heheh.

    Before you ask, no, we haven't tried it! I read about it some where. Haha.

    But the story about toad licking .. euuwww!

  3. Puter,
    I bloghopped you from Pak Zawi's blogroll. Do expect me here often(",)
    Ahah, Toads! We should consider the species and the environment of the animal to see how the venom or whatever being used by the animal.
    .....LICK TOADS???TO GO HIGH???

    The gambir give some kind of anesthetic to the applied area(local anesthetic). I wonder why the doctors don't use it instead of the expensive drugs, perhaps because of the side effects like Pak Zawi said, i don't know... I haven't used it before, but my friends do tell that they work(as anesthesis).

  4. Hi Akmal,

    Thanks for dropping by. :-) This particular toad is called the Colorado River Toad .. I think not all toads can make you high.

    Yes, local anesthetic! That's the word I was looking for, but totally slipped my mind! :-) Yes, Sarawakians say Gambir Sarawak is popular with men from semenanjung ..heheh.

    Maybe the anesthetic effect is not as lasting as the drug itself? I don't know why doctor's don't use it, like you said, it could save us some money! :-)

  5. iisshh....geli aku ninga nyak! Yucks..aku takut enggau katak!Haha!

  6. Hello Puteri, I may be a fishing addict, but where frogs, toads, worms, any creepy crawlies around...I do a David Copperfield disappearing trick like hearing my 16 year old girlfriend's father come home.
    Eeeee, licking a toad to get high?
    I get high on just the subtle scent of Nina Ricci's L'air Du Tempe, or Elizabeth Arden's White Linen, not from sniffing from the bottle of course, preferably near something red and shimmering, with a wetlook.
    Now, that is getting high, ha ha.
    The Don.

  7. Haha, Don! I can see you getting high on the lovely scents emanating from a sexy woman! Haha, no need for ugly toads to get high on eh! Haha.

  8. Puteri,
    I know gambir Sarawak isnt meant to be consumed as it is only something to be applied on the skin of the organ. Pure gambir sarawak maybe OK but it not the adulterated ones. Margaret the guide is a local to Sarawak and she must have her privileged information. She cautioned me about the use of materials from toad being added to gambir sarawak, when my group was perusing to buy the gambir. I have known people in high society using cocaine on their private part to enhance 'longevity'. Does that make sense too?

  9. Zawi,

    Maybe the tour guide indeed knows something we don't, eh. I don't know anything about that.

    Applying cocaine on your organ?! Wow, that's the first I've heard of it! Don't know if indeed cocaine can prolong an erection! Heh.

    My husband tells me that some people put Novocaine, which is also a local anesthetic. Guess it works the same way as Sarawak Gambir.

  10. Puteri,
    I know Novocaine can do that. They are used by dentist as local anaesthetics. It is also called laughing gas. The effect is such that the erection maybe to prolonged and wont even lead to orgasm. Who would want to have that? I think coke can bring that kind of effect too. Only the female partner's dream will be fulfilled.


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