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‘Erection Wine’ at 2018 Winter Olympics Probably Won’t Cure ED

The novelty “erection wine” on prominent display during the 2018 Winter Olympics probably won’t do much to relieve your erectile dysfunction. However, it does make a nice souvenir.

Despite its novel design (the entire top one-third of the wine bottle is a penis) Beolddeokju, the so-called erection wine, isn’t going to cure your erectile dysfunction.

On prominent display during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korean, this rice-based wine contains brown and black sugar, chestnuts, and 15 or so fruits and roots. It’s one of Asia’s many purported “aphrodisiacs” that’s not angering PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). But while dog meat, rhino horn, and tiger bone are believed by some to treat erectile dysfunction, they’re hardly as innocent as a few sips of the 13 percent alcohol that makes up “Erection Wine,” so go ahead and try some if you or someone you know brought some home from the Olympics!

Looking for Effective Treatment?

If you have erectile dysfunction and are seeking a legitimate and cruelty-free way to treat it, make an appointment with your doctor to discuss Viagra or one of the other FDA-approved ED medications. The first of those ED drugs to go to market, Viagra has been shown to be safe and effective in the vast majority of men.

Some men experience side effects, including flushing, muscle or back pain, upset stomach, runny or stuffy nose, headache or dizziness, and abnormal vision. But most men report that these issues are so minor that they can continue taking the Viagra.

Certain medications can interact with Viagra, so you’ll need to discuss anything you’re currently taking with your doctor. Nitrate drugs are especially of concern when taking Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs, because they can cause a sudden and dangerous drop in blood pressure. Other drugs, such as alpha-blockers, blood thinners, antifungals, high blood pressure medications, and beta-blockers, can also be a concern.

To be safe, tell your health provider about any drugs you take: prescription, nonprescription, recreational, illegal, and dietary. Even herbal drugs, such as St. John’s wort, should be noted.

Although talking to your doctor about erectile dysfunction might feel uncomfortable, in most cases, Viagra will be all you need to regain erectile function, at least temporarily.

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