Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Viagra: the modern day Erector set!

Time for a fun one. As a result of an automated Google search, I came across the following article, dating back to 2003:
LONDON (Reuters) - Six schoolboys have been rushed to hospital after taking the erection-enhancing drug Viagra at lunchtime for a dare, the school says.

Forest School in Winnersh, southern England said paramedics were called after a fellow student told teachers about the 13-year-olds' prank.

"It is believed that a pupil brought the tablets in from home into the all-boys school and shared them with five friends," the local education authority said in a statement.

The Sun newspaper quoted a source at the school as saying: "By the time the afternoon lessons began, there was no hiding what they had done."

Paramedics took the six squirming boys to the nearby Royal Berkshire Hospital, where they were monitored until the effects wore off.

"The school has a strict no drugs policy and a pupil will be temporarily excluded for actions which placed other pupils at risk," the education authority added.
If you click the heading on this post, you will see a Google search with many links to comments about this story, as well as different versions of the item's copy.

What I love are some of the headlines: "Stiff Discipline For Schoolboys..." and "Schoolboys Get The Shaft" and more!

Reality check: I believe that the kid who brought his dad's Viagra to school in the first place was trying to seduce his classmates, perhaps hoping for a circle jerk, or at least a peek at his friends' members! After all, this is an all-boy British public school, where rampant homosexuality is considered a normal tradition. Personally, I think the Brits have the right idea - they accept it, are open about it, even laugh about it. Truth is, pretty much all teenage boys are curious about the growth of their wee-wees as they go through puberty, and sexual experimentation at this age is pretty standard everywhere in the world. Hormones rage! Hormones rule!

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