OK, if you cringed at the story about the guy who nearly lost his penis to a metal ring and a combination of poor judgment
and erectile dysfunction drugs, then you might want to stop reading now, because this is going to get ugly. And if you've ever taken or considered taking "herbal Viagra" or "male supplements" you're guaranteed to think twice after hearing this tale of terror.
Adrian Carter, the Texas man who is the plaintiff in a lawsuit
against Virilis Pro, claims he bought a packet of the supplement in a Houston gas station (on the cashier's recommendation), then later suffered horrific side effects
. He headed to a motel to get his groove on with his date, but after taking the pills and engaging in intercourse, the evening turned into a scene out of Hellraiser.
His penis and scrotum swelled up and reportedly "blood squirt(ed) out of his penis onto the sheets, walls and mirror in the hotel room)."
It gets worse.
After he went to the emergency room, doctors had to "deglove" the skin off his penis because it was so swollen and the urethra had become separated. Now he has to pee through a catheter and his organ is so traumatized, he may never be able to get an erection again.
This isn't just your penis on drugs - this is your penis on bath salts
. Considering he bought the stuff in a gas station, that seems like a good comparison. Who knows what's in it?
Virilis is supposedly "all natural" and its makers claim it has no side effects. In fairness, I've never heard of anything that has caused that sort of extreme response. It doesn't seem like an allergic reaction - that would affect the whole body and not just the penis. And in embarrassing situations like this, sometimes people aren't totally honest with their doctors about extreme sex play - but even so, I can't imagine what he could have been doing that could cause that sort of damage.
Whatever side effects Viagra may have, it's never caused anyone's penis to swell up like a sausage splitting its casing. Safer to stick with FDA approved medications instead, and listen to your doctor, not a gas station clerk pushing a dodgy male enhancement formula.