This Irish town is convinced that a local Viagra factory causes spontaneous erections in men and dogs

The Pfizer factory in Ringaskiddy, Ireland, won the lottery a few days ago when regulators in the UK announced that they will be able to buy Viagra without a prescription from pharmacies in the neighboring country. But the gigantic pharmaceutical plant was already famous among the locals for its mysterious “fumes of love”.

In Ringaskiddy they are convinced that the gases from the Pfizer factory cause spontaneous erections among the men and dogs of the town, whom they have seen “walking around in a state of sexual excitement”. “They smell them and they’re already stiff,” Debbie O’Grady , a bartender in the small town near Cork, told the Sunday Times . “We have been enjoying the fumes of love for years.”

Pfizer denies that there is “Viagra in the air” and attributes the accusations to a “funny myth” among the neighbors of Ringaskiddy.

“Our manufacturing processes have always been highly sophisticated and are heavily regulated,” adds the US company, owner of the brand Viagra. But the locals do not believe it.

“Viagra must have gotten into the water supply,” says Sadie O’Grady, Debbie’s mother and owner of the Ferry Boat Inn, a local bar. “I am convinced that this is what happened at the beginning, before the factory was so tightly regulated.”

Far from scaring people away, O’Grady says there are many people who come to the town out of curiosity and never leave. “For some kids with problems in that department, it can be a blessing.”

For his part, the 18-year-old nephew of Sadie O’Grady denies that the vapors from the Pfizer factory have any impact on him personally. “I would probably need something that would have the opposite effect,” he adds.

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