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Strange fumes in ‘Viagra village' causing ’excitement’

Residents from a small Irish village where Viagra has been manufactured for the past 20 years say there is "something in the air" makes them "stiff".

Locals from Ringaskiddy, Cork where US manufacturer Pfizer add an active ingredient into the little blue pill, made the remarks after bosses announced the drug will be available for purchase over the counter, The Sun reports.

One local woman joked that men in the area have not had "problems in that department" because beneficial fumes radiate through the town.

Her daughter, Debbie O'Grady, told The Sunday Times: "One whiff and you're stiff. We've been getting the love fumes for years now, for free."

But Fiona Toomey believes its not just men who have gained from the local factory.

She said even the dogs "walk around in a state of sexual excitement" because "Viagra must have got into the water supply".

Social media users have expressed their envy and some say they hope to go on their honeymoon within the village.

One Facebook user jokingly said: "Think I'll move to Ringaskiddy."

In the late 1980s, Ringaskiddy is said to have experienced a baby boom after the production of Viagra commenced.

But Pfizer confirmed in a statement that the "Viagra" in the air is nothing more than an "amusing" myth.

The manufacture told the newspaper: "Our manufacturing processes have always been highly sophisticated as well as highly regulated."

In the UK, Viagra will only be available in pharmacies from spring 2018.

Viagra is so far the only erectile dysfunction medicine to be reclassified from "prescription only medicine" to "pharmacy" status in Britain.



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