That the Woman shall abhore Copulation and the man shall desire it.--From Eighteen books of the secrets of art and nature--
If a red Bull's pisle be poured and a crown weight be given the woman to drink in wine or broth, she will abhore to lye with a man. But the same powder mingled with fit Ingredients will provoke men that are dull and impotent to Vencrous Acts.
1. Look at the first sentence and consider the marriage problem this recipe was meant to help.
2. I can definitely see how sneaking bull's piss into a woman's drink, and then maybe telling her about it, would make her not want to sleep with a man; especially if "the man" was the one who gave her the drink.
3. Women back then probably wouldn't want to leave their drinks unattended, but for entirely different reasons than those of today.
4. O. Henry could do wonders with this premise, à la The Gift of the Magi.