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Mike Pomranz
June 22, 2017

Sausages and penises kind of go hand in hand. Not literally, we hope. But beyond looking phallic, the word is regularly used to denote the male genitalia – often as a part of the phrase “sausage party” – which, despite the negative connotation, in literal terms sounds like it would be a really fun party! Who doesn’t love delicious sausages?!

Perhaps with that in mind, UK-based charity called Fathers4Justice has found a way to bring the idea of sausages and reproductive parts even closer together by introducing a line of S.O.S. Viagra Sausages –S.O.S. stands for Save Our Sausages. Fathers4Justice specifically works towards getting equal rights for fathers seeking to be with their children after divorce, but part of the organization’s message also involves raising awareness for men’s health issues in general – including depression and suicide – problems Fathers4Justice founder Matt O’Conner considers “a health crisis” in the UK.

For the record, these 6-packs of pork sausages don’t have any actual Viagra in them. Instead, they include ingredients often billed as “herbal Viagra,” specifically ginseng, arginine and horny goat weed. The sausages are meant more as an attention-grabbing joke than any real solution to erectile problems. “The #SaveOurSausages campaign is a humorous way of addressing deadly serious issues surrounding men's health,” O’Conner said according to Mashable.

Beyond simply raising awareness, the sausages will also raise money with all proceeds from the £4.99 packs going to male-centric charity groups such as Combat Stress, a veterans’ mental health group; Andy's Man Club, which specifically deals with male depression; and Check 'Em Lads, which deals with testicular cancer. But being that herbal Viagra isn’t necessarily known for being that potent, I’m guessing awareness and money is all these sausages will really be able to raise.

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