IMPOTENCE-busters including cheap viagra
could one day be available as creams, according to new reports.
Researchers believe this could make the treatment work quicker.
I bet it could too, depending on how and where it was rubbed.
They also reckon a cream might be safer than tablets
Keep your pecker up ... no wonder this chap is smiling
Which is hard to believe - these drugs are already incredibly safe.
For example, despite what you might have heard, cheap cialis
and the like don't increase your risk of a heart attack - even if you've got a dodgy ticker.
Surprised? Here are ten more facts you might not know about the magic blue pills.
1) It doesn't just switch on an erection.
My first ever Viagra-popping patient necked the pill, then sat down to watch Match Of The Day.
By Goal of the Month, he was disappointed that all the action was still on the screen.
It turned out he'd been expecting an automatic erection - after all, the old treatments, including injections, worked that way. The pills are different.
They prime you for action - but you still need foreplay to get you going.
2) You're only allowed one bonk per week on the NHS.
In fact, most men can't get treatment on the NHS at all - it is restricted to "special cases" such as blokes with diabetes or multiple sclerosis.
Even then, the pills are rationed - the Department of Health told GPs that "one treatment per week will be appropriate for most patients".
3) Viagra doesn't boost your sex drive.
Remember, the pills may help blow up your balloon, but that doesn't necessarily make you want to party.
So if your sex drive is stuck in the pits, your next stop should be your doc.
4) Viagra might work in women.
It is possible orgasm or arousal problems in the ladies could be helped.
Research continues, and the jury is out for now.
So it can't be prescribed for this - yet.
5) Viagra shouldn't be mixed with grapefruit juice.
Because fruit juice is less seductive than champers?
No - it's just that grapefruit can react with Viagra, increasing the risk of side effects.
Bear in mind that taking it with food may delay its effect too (so much for that romantic candle-lit dinner).
6) The word Viagra doesn't mean anything.
Many people believe it is a combination of vitality, to suggest vigour, and Niagara, to suggest power and, er, rushing fluid.
In fact, this is an urban myth.
The exact origin of the word is unknown.
7) It can cause blue vision.
Yes, really, in a small number of Viagra-poppers.
It's temporary and harmless, though.
Much more common side effects are headaches, flushing or indigestion - again, these aren't serious.
8) Viagra started life as a heart drug.
Because it improves blood flow, it was first tried out as an angina treatment.
Then researchers noticed their cardiac patients had a smile on their face and a bulge in their pants.
And the rest is pharmaceutical history.
9) Online treatments are often counterfeit.
The World Health Organization reckons about half of online sites which conceal their street address supply duff drugs.
No wonder Viagra's cheaper on the net - avoid.
10) Viagra can help your garden grow.
The magic blue pill is used for problems other than impotence and heart conditions.
For example, it's sometimes prescribed to treat altitude sickness and high blood pressure in the lungs.
It's even been shown to stop plants wilting.
A bamboo stick works just as well though.
For the plants, I mean.