Monday, April 23, 2018

The Lyrica Made Him Gay

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.

photo credit Tom Maddick


Deedles said...

Oh noooos! My doctor just doubled my Lyrica prescription. At least a lot of that stabbing, hot knife pain has settled down a bit. Here I thought all I had to worry about were suicidal thoughts, deeper depression and cancer. My libido has been lowered by so many other drugs and disease that I wouldn't be able to tell if that is a symptom! Is this a side effect for men only, or does it work on women too? I wonder if my balder half would mind being married to a neo lesbian.
This made me laugh so much! Thanks Bob.

the dogs' mother said...! :-)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Too funny!

anne marie in philly said...

boy needs to come outta da closet!

mistress maddie said...

Are we sure he didn't take a extra dose of Imfullashit?

mistress maddie said... is turning you lesbian.....I've seen you at the latest get together' s lately.. eyeing Anne Maries jahoobies up!!!!!!

Deedles said...

@Maddie-Damn, and I thought I was being discreet!

Harry Hamid said...

Sounds like quite the endorsement for this painkiller: "As soon as I wasn't in constant pain, I realized I was gay."

Blobby said...

OMG - you did see Gus Kenwrothy's tweet to this, didn't you?

"overnights Lyrica to @zacefron". I HOWLED. Hopefully Zac did too.

Raybeard said...

Unsurprisingly, this has had quite a lot of publicity here too. I wonder if he meant that wearing LYCRA turned him gay? Pah!
Maybe we who are already contentedly gay ought to try this Lyrica stuff as an alternative to Viagra - those of us who need it, I mean - and I bet it's a darned sight cheaper than the V.

Helen Lashbrook said...

Funnily enough, I've had pregabalin and it did nothing to change my sexual preferences!

Professor Chaos said...

Dang, when I was a young single professor who had no luck with girls, I would have paid good money for a turn-me-gay pill!

Mitchell is Moving said...

Oh, what a shmuck! Or is it schmuck? Either way, a tool!