Sad news for fans of male potency drug Viagra. Research has show that regular users incur a risk of blindness.
Coming hard (oops!) on the heels of a report that the increased stress of modern living coupled with dietary factors is causing men to experience erectile dysfunction earlier and more frequently it will be a bitter pill for the rising number of men who have relied on the drug to jack up their libido after a hard day’s work. Relationships will fail in the face of female scorn that is the standard riposte when a woman’s amorous advances are met with a limp response.
The little blue lozenge has in the years since its launch stiffened the resolve of legions of men as it provided insurance against the embarrassment of sexual failure. At first the Pfizer product had a monopoly in a tumescent market but recently it has faced stiff competition from rival products and from natural aphrodisiacs.
A spokesman for the medical regulatory body said today “we are not calling for the erection of barriers to halt trade in Viagra and do not want doubts about the drug’s safety to become a bone of contention. There is a slight risk to people who use the drug frequently and for long periods. A lot of people see Viagra as the horn of plenty but as with all drugs there are side effects. Users should exercise caution.
Well I have always found a healthy diet, regular exercise and a varied diet keeps me in trim so I am going to have six oysters and some braised asparagus before I shoot off to see my girlfriend.
(This news item was an absolute gift.)