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Australians Can Now Get Viagra Delivered To Their Door
Lifestyle|Jan 24, 2020

Australians Can Now Get Viagra Delivered To Their Door

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Penthouse Staff

We live in a time when you can order a case of beer and a box of nangs to your door within an hour, at the tap of a few buttons no less. So why, then, has nobody figured out how to use the same technology to provide basic healthcare needs?

Given how many men’s health issues require a prescription from a doctor who’ll barely look you up and down, it doesn’t really make sense to have to drag your arse to a GP every time you need to get an erection, want to slow down your little fella in between the sheets or keep your hair.

Especially when so many Australian men don’t live in or even close to a big city, and don’t want to rely on the local doctor for delicate issues when they’re sure to see them at the local Woolies or in the pub on the reg.

This, however, is changing fast. Pilot, a new service from four mates in the health tech industry, is a startup aimed at getting Aussie men the help they need without the hassle of a waiting room, trip to the doctor, or even a visit to the chemist.

“We found that with so much conversation around women’s health, which is great, services, unfortunately, hadn’t evolved to cater to men’s health on the same level.” says co-founder Tim Doyle.

“These are really common problems that we’re looking to address, with very successful treatments, but heaps of blokes simply aren’t aware that they could be eligible, or that a solution even exists.”

So, what exactly does Pilot treat? Quite a lot, actually.

Pilot’s doctors are regular GPs that complete consultations using the internet, so after a short online survey and a few back-and-forth questions via a text-based chat, you can get prescriptions for treatments for hair loss, premature ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction, amongst other things. 

Pilot then packages your order up in discreet packaging and delivers it to your door at no extra cost.

That’s right, you can now get your dick bikkies without even leaving the house.

Other services for online healthcare have popped up too, but Pilot is unique in how it makes the process as easy as ordering a pizza (okay, maybe one with a few extra toppings, but it’s still a cinch). They charge $20 for your online consult, which is refunded if you’re not suitable for a treatment plan.

“We’re not here to profit off somebody’s insecurity,” continues Tim. “We’re here to get better, easier treatment options in front of more men, so they can make a decision for themselves. 

“Our patients are adults who are sick of being spoken down to just because of this notion that men are hopeless when it comes to their health. It’s old-fashioned nonsense, especially as many of these conditions and their respective treatments are not that complicated; you don’t need to be a neurosurgeon.”

Since launching in June, tens of thousands of Australian men have turned to Pilot. And while the word is still getting out that you can actually get proper health care via the internet (in Australia at least; “telehealth” services have long been a normal part of the UK healthcare system), countless happy customers who got on board early are loving the service.

And it makes a bloody good lot of sense. 

The convenience of having your meds delivered, as well as having a doctor whom you can simply text with any questions that may arise during treatment, is an absolute godsend. Pilot’s own online reviews are testament after testament that this service has been a long time coming.

Using a telehealth service like Pilot also means never spending time in a shithouse waiting room with screaming kids, never having an awkward conversation about your junk with a hot female doctor, and never running out of supply (this usually only happens on your anniversary. Science).

The service also means that Aussie men can get access to medications like Finasteride and Minoxidil – both of which have a very high degree of success in retaining and regrowing thinning hair – without relying on a dodgy hair clinic being spruiked by a retired cricketer.

“Advertising laws in Australia are great in that they stop pharmaceutical companies from advertising and playing to people’s weak points,” says Doyle. “But this also means that a lot of guys just aren’t aware that the treatment for hair loss can be cheap and accessible from a regular doctor.

“There’s literally no other country in the world that has ‘Hair Loss Clinics’ at the same scale as Australia and as a result, too many men are being ripped off by companies with a demonstrably poor track record of putting patients first”, adds Doyle.

As the industry grows, the success of services like Pilot will largely be hinged on their ability to keep up with customer demand while still maintaining a high standard of care for their patients, but Tim isn’t worried about that just yet: “We built the platform to give Aussie guys a fair go at taking control of their health. Now we know that there’s a demand for this, and that men in this country are engaging with our doctors because they acutely understand these issues, we can keep expanding our offering.

“At the end of the day, nobody’s ever died from performance anxiety or a bald head, but too many men have been denied the chance to fix these issues early on due to lack of information. Now it’s out there, we can go to town on giving Aussie men a better chance at treatment, if they want it, sooner.”