Here’s the hard truth: COVID can cause erectile dysfunction, prompting some urologists to support a PSA to pump vaccines.

The PSA uses humor to take risks seriously.

The Cleveland Clinic warns that “the blood supply to the penis may be blocked or narrowed as a result of new or worsening vascular disease” caused by the coronavirus. There is more, but that alone is causing the pro-vaccine PSA to skyrocket.

The spot, supported by a “collective of the best urologists from across the country,” makes some men think twice about the jab.

“Not only is it safe, easy and saves lives, it can also prevent many long-term COVID effects. One of them is close to our hearts: the male penis and its ability to function, ”write the doctors on Urologists United for Vaccine Education.

They add: “Our goal is to raise awareness and educate the public on this topic, because no one in the world is more passionate than us about maintaining healthy penile tissue.”

The list of participating urologists is impressive. They invite other doctors to join, so the list can grow.

Comedian Tim Meadows, famous for “Saturday Night Live”, is one of the stars of PSA which also includes men of all ages.

Urologists also have an original hashtag, #SaveTheFutureBoners, which is just starting to appear on social media.

The kicker is that if you’ve caught COVID, you’re six times more likely to get ED. It can bring you down in more ways than one.

Back to the Cleveland Clinic post: “Sexual activity is strongly associated with mental health. The stress, anxiety and depression caused by the virus and the pandemic can be linked to sexual dysfunction and bad mood. “

Male fertility is also under investigation, particularly in young men who catch the coronavirus.

The sobering news is that doctors just don’t know the long-term damage from COVID-19 yet, but they are worried about blood clots, neurological issues, damage to the heart, lungs, kidneys and now. to men’s reproductive health.