If you’re looking for an answer to erectile dysfunction and you like to eat ice cream, your prayers have been answered. The Lick Me I’m Delicious company has developed Viagra ice cream.
“Celebrity clients were ‘very happy with the end result’ of this Viagra ice cream,” claimed Lick Me I’m Delicious, the brainchild of food inventor Charlie Harry Francis, according to The Times of India.
The new product contains 25 mg of Viagra in each scoop of ice cream, the equivalent of a single dose of the medication in pill form. Of course, this means if you have a soft spot for ice cream and don’t practice portion control, you might want to keep your Viagra and your frozen desserts separate.
The side-effects of Viagra
What could possibly go wrong from a Viagra overdose? Quite a bit. First, aside from feeling ill and needing prompt consultation from the Poison Help Line (1-800-222-1222), there is an increased likelihood of negative side-effects such as:
- Vision changes or sudden vision loss.
- Prolonged erection.
- Ringing in your ears, or sudden hearing loss.
- Chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling.
- Irregular heartbeat.
- Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet.
- Shortness of breath.
- Being lightheaded.
- Warmth or redness in your face, neck, or chest.
- Upset stomach.
Or, if you’re particularly unlucky and eat too many scoops of your new Viagra ice cream, you could end up like the Colombian politician who, in 2013, had to have his penis amputated after an overdose of Viagra.
According to a report from The New York Daily News, the 66-year-old man took several 25mg pills in an effort to impress his lover and ended up with an erection lasting for more than a week. Viagra’s manufacturer, Pfizer, indicates any erection lasting more than 4 hours warrants a trip to the hospital as a prolonged erection can damage the penis. In the case of the Colombian man, his week-long experience ended with the development of gangrene in his genitals, and ultimately doctors had to amputate.
Of course, seeking prompt medical attention would likely have averted such an unfortunate fate.
Since its debut on the market in 1998, Viagra has been a subject of debate for medical professionals. While there is evidence supporting the medication’s use for treatment of erectile dysfunction, a number of studies suggest Viagra impacts other aspects of the body’s health negatively.
A recent study published in the American Journal of Medicine demonstrated that men who take Viagra have an 84 percent higher risk for being diagnosed with melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, and an earlier study from the Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery found an association between ED drugs and long-term hearing loss.
“At Lick Me I’m Delicious, we make any flavour or ice cream (anything at all), so you can probably imagine we have a war chest of flavours, sprinkles, machines and materials to make this happen; in the past, we’ve made sprout sorbets, roast beef and horseradish, and glow in the dark ice creams to name a few of the more bizarre creations…” Francis told Gizmodo. “[For this one] the Viagra aspect of the ice cream was relatively simple, but we wanted to incorporate an aphrodisiac flavor cue into the ice cream as well. We started off trying to make an Oyster ice cream which we did succeed in doing, but it was NOT something you’d want to eat, so we switched to creating a champagne ice cream, which was much MUCH tastier.”
The blue ice cream product hasn’t reached mainstream stores yet and will likely take some time before it is available for purchase to the public.