'Natural' Over-The-Counter Sex Supplements Actually Contain Viagra

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Guys, admit it: You've been in a bodega, at a 7-Eleven or looking for something "for a friend" at an adult bookstore, and you've seen those random colorful pills at the counter.

They're usually bigger than any pill you've ever seen, wrapped in vibrant packaging that makes you question their credibility and named equally off-putting things such as "Stiff Nights," "Hard Wang" and "Weekend Warrior."

Still, you've stared at those pills, imagining the effect they might have on the size of your package.

Even though they look fake, maybe they could somehow transform you into a true weekend warrior with just one gulp.

Well, you were sketched out for a reason. As it turns out, the FDA has identified a trend with these over-the-counter "herbal" sex products. Apparently they're packed with Viagra and other hidden active ingredients.

Cleveland.com reports that many of these over-the-counter supplements claim to be all natural, but they're actually made with tainted pharmaceutical drugs that can damage the body.

In what is potentially one of the most awkward federal agency press releases I've ever seen, the FDA says,

FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Bigger Longer More Time More Sperms (sic) contains sildenafil, the active ingredient in the FDA approved prescription drug Viagra, used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED).

Talk about taking on more than you can handle. But maybe it's just a little Viagra, right? A little extra boost never hurt anyone.

Pieter Cohen, an assistant professor of medicine at the Cambridge Health Alliance who specializes in the supplement industry, tells BuzzFeed,

We're not talking about trace amounts of this stuff... they can contain dosages twice as high as Viagra itself.

Well, there goes that.

The supplement industry sells roughly 85,000 different products and makes $32 billion dollars every year.

So, until the laws change, it looks like a whole lot of gullible people seeking natural sexual enhancement are going to be hopped up on Viagra.

Citations: Male enhancement supplements have hilarious names; oh, and many are dangerous, FDA warns (Cleveland.com), Tainted Sexual Enhancement Products (FDA), u201cNaturalu201d Sex Supplements Are Actually Spiked With Viagra (Buzzfeed)