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prowess
used in Oryx and Crake

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a superior ability
  • The aim was to produce a single pill, that, at one and the same time: would protect the user against all known sexually transmitted diseases, fatal, inconvenient, or merely unsightly; would provide an unlimited supply of libido and sexual prowess, coupled with a generalized sense of energy and well-being, thus reducing the frustration and blocked testosterone that led to jealousy and violence, and eliminating feelings of low self-worth; would prolong youth.
    p. 294.2

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