UH, OH! SCIENTISTS FIND THAT ED DRUGS HAVE YET MORE CHANCE OF MAKING MEN GO BLIND!
So this is not welcome news for men (well, aging men), Big Pharma, or any of the sexual partners’ (in theory) satisfaction in bed. Because one of the most and oddly accessible drugs in all memory may not just cause hairy palms (a masturbation wives’ tale), it can also make you go blind. Let that sink in. And yes, I said let that sink in. Because if this is a serious risk, we’re gonna have a lot of exclusively two-legged men walking around with white canes. Seriously, you can’t go anywhere these days without rubbing shoulders (if nothing else) with hordes of men who take ED drugs like Viagra or Cialis.
BECAUSE OF EXPANDED FINDINGS, ED DRUGS MAY HAVE YEAT ANOTHER WARNING ON LABEL
Let it be known that I am not yet old enough to have ever tried any kind of ED drugs. Though I may have dabbled in Yohimbe when working out like crazy. And I do mean working out! Let’s just say I wasn’t in danger of getting hairy palms. But anyway, scientists have recently discovered that taking ED drugs comes with a higher risk of sight problems than we already knew. And by we, I don’t mean me; I had no idea! This week, scientists have found links between ED drugs and three serious eye disorders. Enough so that these drugs may have to now come (ahem) with another warning on their labels.
EVIDENTLY, WE’VE KNOW FOR SOME TIME THAT ED DRUGS HAVE SMALL RISK OF SIGHT LOSS
So, to be sure, I’m guessing the vision issue warning will fall on deaf ears. Well, you know what I mean. Even though I now suddenly now that the FDA forced Viagra, Cialis and Levitra to add a warning label back in 2005 about the risk for going blind from ischemic optic neuropathy. But that risk as well as the new ones are statistically small. No, not that kind of small. That’s the whole point! But most men who want ED drugs aren’t going to feel that it’s much of a choice. Get it on for a few more years (or decades), or have an infinitesimal chance of that being an always lights off whoopie?
For now, I’m miles away from the choice! But it may be time for a shave.