Gwyneth's herb-infused Sex Bark is a whole lot of weird

Jan 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Ready to whip up a sweet treat for your lover this Valentine's Day?

Have a ton of Moon Pantry cacao, Sex Dust and ho shou wu in your pantry that you don't know what to do with? No?

Us either.

But apparently Gwyneth Paltrow has oodles of each, as they're the ingredients that make up her "Sex Bark," an apparently potent aphrodisiac she recommends gifting to your significant other on Valentine's Day to give your love life a boost.

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What exactly is in ho shou wu, and what in God's name is Sex Dust, you ask? According to the Goop website, "Ho shou wu is an herb tonic used for centuries to enhance youthfulness, reproductive function, and sex drive and Moon Juice's Sex Dust is an aphrodisiac warming potion promoting enjoyable sex and fertility for both men and women."

Um... 'K. Good to know, I guess?

Personally, a Hershey's bar and late-night Cinemax is aphrodisiac enough for me, but if you're really in dire straits, then maybe you should consider shelling out the $100-plus it costs for the ingredients to Gwyneth's romance-inducing treat. Perhaps in this case you really do get what you pay for, but if it means buying a container of "Sex Dust," then I'll probably never find out.

Would you try feeding your lover Sex Bark at the start of a romantic night?

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