Asian men turning to Viagra over traditional animal cures for impotence

Far East penises are getting an assist from the pharmaceutical industry, and that’s good news for the seahorses, green sea turtles, and other critters that have been used for years to get a rise out of reticent Asian members. According to a new study in the journal Environmental Conservation, Viagra may be slowly replacing traditional Chinese cures for erectile dysfunction. The researchers studied 256 Hong Kong men; of more than 30 who had sought traditional Chinese medicines for flaccidity, at least eight had switched to the little blue pill. Of 16 who were already using Bob Dole’s recommended stiffener, none had shifted to the traditional cures. The trend could mean less poaching, though with traditional animal-based remedies still popular for other ailments, isolating Viagra’s impact could be hard. Ahem.