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Item: the pills they sell in pub toilets that definitely aren’t Viagra.The other week in Munich with friends I mentioned how funny I found the various*‘blue pills’ they sell in gents toilets alongside condoms and other useful items such as a novelty penises that expand when you put them in water. The women in the group were astonished by this revelation, as was Boak when I mentioned it to her the other day.
So, because this leads me to believe other people may not know about this either, here’s an example:
https://i2.wp.com/boakandbailey.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/solid_gold.jpg?resize=650%2C650This one is unusual in that it doesn’t have*‘blue’ in its name but otherwise the characteristics are typical:

A vague suggestion of potency (extra strong) without any indication of what the active ingredient might be, if any. A quick search online suggests these ones are ‘herbal’ which leads me to conclude that you might as well eat a vegetable stock cube.
Some iconography of*‘adultness’ — in this case, a simple nod to the BBFC’s 18 certificate logo, although it’s often an elaborate illustration of a ghostly blue naked woman.
And a word that hints at what it is supposed to do to your physique without being open to challenge under Trade Descriptions — solid, if you catch my drift, nudge nudge, know what I mean?

Who buys these? The condoms I can understand but non-specific pills that might do… something? Then again, perhaps someone gullible enough to spend their cash on*‘medicine’ in a pub bog is also highly susceptible to the placebo effect.
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