(Warning: The following may be disturbing to young children and women prone to the vapors.)
I took Viagra the other night. The first time. Zoweee!
Really got no significant health issues at all. I take no ongoing meds, which is more than many folks my age can say.
In short, I feel fine. Plus, I have a child bride, a daily inspiration.
And my weiner still works! But not precisely as it did at age 38 or even 48. I attribute this to an ever diminishing testosterone level, which is normal as men age. But the hot dog worked well enough, and I was happy with it.
I had no plans whatsoever to down Vitamin V-plus.
And then I noticed that hereabouts, below the border, purchasing Viagra requires no doctor visit, no prescription. It’s right there for the asking.
I opted for adventure.
The Farmacia Guadalara sold me a box of four 50-mg. blue pills for about 45 pesos. That’s around $3.50 U.S. You can even buy a box of just one!
Viagra comes in calibers of 25, 50 and 100. About 15 percent of men feel side effects, mostly increased heartbeat, flushing, headaches, nose congestion — or death. That means 85 percent suffer no side effects, good odds.
But there is the big mama: If you have a woody for more than four hours, see your doctor immediately.
This falls into the category of: I have good news and bad news.
And it’s the same news.
I decided to start out small. I had purchased the 50-caliber pills because the drugstore did not stock the 25s. With a pill cutter, I halved it.
My candlelit trial run revealed the 25-caliber to be ideal.
Just so you know, I’m 48 again.