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Taste of the Caribbean: My First Taste of Conch Pistol, aka: Bahamian Viagra

Taste of the Caribbean: My First Taste of Conch Pistol, aka: Bahamian Viagra

It’s easy to be skeptical about all the different natural male enhancement elixirs found throughout the Caribbean. Results may vary from person to person, and often do, as they say.

Maybe your sea moss wasn’t mixed just right. Or maybe your batch of bois bande didn’t pack enough of the right, *ahem*, wood. The only way to make sure you really get a boost where it counts is to reach for the raw option – conch pistol.

I got my first “taste” of this potent pick-me-up last year with Rasta Steve at The Fish Fry on Great Exuma.

Conch, as we’ve noted before, is THE staple food of The Bahamas. Eating it raw in a conch salad is certainly among the most popularly flavorful ways it’s enjoyed. Eating conch pistol, however, is a whole nother story.

You don’t eat it for its flavor… it has none.

You don’t eat it to satisfy your hunger either… it’s too small for that.

You eat because, as Rasta Steve told me…

It’s Bahamian Viagra.

Colorless, odorless, wiggly, and slimy, pistols are commonly said to be the conch’s male genitalia. People will tell you this most anywhere pistols are prevalent. It’s a notion that dovetails nicely with the supposed Viagra-like qualities of the stuff. Only problem is, it’s not true.

Both male and female conchs sport pistols, and marine scientists agree that the appendage is actually used to aid in digestion.

Either way, when Rasta Steve yanked one out for me, you just knew I had to try it…

Before we get into whether or not it works, a note about consumption: don’t chew. Squeamishness may compel you to nervously get the pistol between your teeth. Seriously, don’t. You won’t like it that way. Best to do as I did and just suck it straight down.

As for its effectiveness… well, I had a tough time sleeping that night. It wasn’t over an upset stomach, either, but rather another part of my anatomy that was feeling rather spry for some reason…

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  • Donald W Duncombe

    You need to come to Grand Bahama and try some Seven Man Strength! Works for your back and all.

  • Tutu Hombre

    Bah! Conch pistol aint a sex pistol. Even the conch meat tastes sick. I liked the yam with butter, lemon and ( my own addition) oregano and red spice.