Sometimes it’s just too obvious….
Over there to England, Scott Purdy, ta23-year-old man, claimed that he was turned gay after his doctor prescribed the painkiller Pregbalin, also known as Lyrica.
Purdy appeared on the British TV show This Morning and told the hosts the story of how he began taking the drug after an injury and lost all attraction to his girlfriend and found himself attracted to men; when he stopped taking the drug, his attraction came back.
The show invited Dr. Ranj Singh on to discuss Purdy’s story, and when asked if painkillers can turn someone gay, Singh, who is gay himself, said what we all already know:
“In very simple terms, I’m going to say no.”
But Singh wasn’t quite done:
“I’m going to be as pragmatic about this as I can. First and foremost, I think it’s great that you’re happy. I think that’s the most important thing here. For a small proportion of people, you can get alteration in your sexual function,” he explained. “And that could be your desire or your ability to achieve an erection or have an orgasm. Most people tend to get loss of libido but some people tend to get the opposite where they have heightened sexual desire.”
And then he dropped the bomb:
“Either way, what it probably does, is allow you to be able to express what is already there. All it has done is allow you to be your true self, which is okay, because these feelings were probably already there…If you’re happy that’s a good thing.”
In other words, you’re queer, dear.
PS Interestingly enough, Purdy’s own parents say they always believed he was bisexual and know that he’d had a sexual relationship with another man long before taking Lyrica.
Oh, Scott, come on out already.