Tuesday, December 30, 2003
The small-print writers at CVS have changed their phraseology: where my prescription drug side effects lists used to say "sexual side effects," now they say "changes in sexual ability." Which, for women, doesn't necessarily mean anything. ("Have you noticed any changes in sexual ability?" "Nope, I can still lie there.")
(Not that "sexual side effects" is a very useful description in the first place. It very seldom means "You'll have orgasms every time you set off your car alarm" or anything entertaining like that.)
My absolute favorite side-effect warning is the one I get on my birth control pills: "Do not use if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant." Well, isn't that the point?
[ at 10:04 PM • by Abby • permalink • ]