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There is a vast number and variety of services, but also a significant range of products that are designed directly and unmistakably to stimulate and satisfy sexual activity. The issues raised by this are obviously different: sale of goods rather than services issues, guarantee for defects rather than non-performance, and a different criminal law frame of reference. The feminist reaction is the criminalization of pornography as the depiction of an act of violence against women. Pornography is therefore considered here as a product, not as the expression of a fundamental human right. Aphrodisiacs have been used in all cultures at all times, but in recent years the issue of products with (real or alleged) aphrodisiac properties has assumed a prominent social and economic profile.

Keywords:aphrodisiacs; criminal law; pornography; sexual

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