Sex

The viagra drone will find you in your hour of need

By Kitty Knowles 31 August 2017
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Summary

Arousal by air.

No man enjoys it when their body betrays them. But soon drones will help you deliver every time.

MedExpress, a pharmacy in Kent, has already run test-flights to help send Viagra to you by bot. Its service will even fly the morning-after pill, and other medicines, discretely to your door too, says the pharmacy’s London-based founder Dwayne D’Souza.

Drugs by drone

You will probably already know that to date, it’s been Amazon pushing the future of drone delivery, making its first flight in Cambridge last year.

Despite a web of regulatory restrictions, the online giant plans to make drone deliveries the norm by the mid-2020s, .

You may also know that the retailer is continues to invest in its ‘Amazon Pharmacy‘, so we’re not surprised savvy pharmacists are already thinking about healthcare by drone.

It’s a reality we’re already seeing in Africa, where Zipline drones now dropping vital blood, plasma, and coagulants to doctors across Rwanda and Tanzania.

A waiting game

Today however, Brits dreaming of a viagra drone to save their sex lives, must remain patient.

Beyond waiting for regulatory approval, both trials by Amazon and MedExpress have only involved short stints in the air – of around 500-700m. (They say in the future their drones might be able to cover dozens of miles at up to 50mph).

But not everyone even believes that drugs-by-drone is the future. “For now, it feels like a solution looking for a problem,” said Royal Pharmaceutical Society spokesman Neal Patel.

“Even people in the remotest areas have access to medication when they need it.”

Still, we can imagine how drones might be more convenient for those with physical disabilities that make it difficult to get out and about.

As for us lazybones and tech lovers, who wants to drudge to the pharmacy on date night, when a drone can serve you – a drone!

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