ringaskiddy viagra fumes

The Men in the Irish Town Where Viagra Is Made All Have Hard-Ons

The small Irish town of Ringaskiddy is one of the largest employment hubs in County Cork. A number of pharmaceutical factories have factories here. In fact, most of the world’s supply of Viagra comes from Ringaskiddy. Though there’s one problem — locals claim Viagra fumes are giving men erections.

Or as local bartender Debbie O’Grady put it, “One whiff and you’re stiff.” And it’s not just the men. Locals report that dogs in the town are also affected. And the Viagra fumes have made Ringaskiddy a tourist attraction. O’Grady’s mother Sadie said:

It’s amazing the number of people who come to this village, perhaps out of curiosity, and then never leave. They settle down here. As they say, there’s something in the air — not that we need it, of course. But for some fellas with problems in that department it can be a blessing.

And it sounds like the Viagra fumes are being put to good use. The townspeople are known for their great sex lives. When Viagra started being manufactured in the town in 1998, locals reported a baby boom. Some young men are even said to stand downwind of the Pfizer factory to get an extra hit.

However, it may be a placebo effect. A Pfizer spokeswoman says that the Viagra fumes are just a myth. She said “Our manufacturing processes have always been highly sophisticated as well as highly regulated.”

Either way, it seems that the residents of Ringaskiddy don’t particularly mind. If anything, it seems to be a subject of jokes in the town rather than consternation.

That wasn’t the case 20 years ago when the plant opened, though. While Ringaskiddy residents still made jokes about the Viagra fumes, they were a bit more pointed. But over the last two decades, opinions have softened.

It’s good Ringaskiddy residents don’t seem to mind, as there might be more Viagra being pumped out at the factory. Recently the United Kingdom reclassified Viagra as an over-the-counter medication.

 

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