Let’s Talk About Love – The Independent Pharmacy

Let’s Talk About Love

A brief illustrated guide to sex, health, and romance on Valentine’s Day.

Bet you didn’t know

  • Shakespeare’s Juliet still receives around 1,000 letters every Valentine’s Day.
  • Men spend almost twice as much on Valentine’s Day as women.
  • Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day to get engaged after Christmas.
  • More than 9 million pet owners will buy gifts for their pets this Valentine’s Day.
  • Teachers receive the most Valentine’s cards, followed by kids, mothers, and wives.

By the numbers

  • 198,000,000 The average number of roses produced for Valentine’s Day
  • £45.10 What the average British consumer spends on Valentine’s Day
  • 8% Consumers who celebrate Valentine’s Day
  • 11,000 The average number of children conceived on Valentine’s Day
  • 53% Women who would end their relationship if they didn’t get something for Valentine’s Day


Getting down and dirty

  • During the winter months, there are more Internet searches for:
    • Online dating
    • Pornography
    • Lingerie
  • These results coincide with other search trends for:
  • Online dating websites are busiest between Christmas Day and Valentine’s Day.
  • Condom sales are 20–30% higher around Valentine’s Day.
  • More at-home pregnancy tests are sold in March than in any other month.
  • In the last decade, rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have reached a record-high.
  • Valentine’s Day is a time to look after your sexual health, so be wise about sex with Sexwise.

Pressure to perform

  • Sales of erectile dysfunction medication peak after Valentine’s Day.
  • 1 in 10 men in the world are thought to suffer from erectile dysfunction.
  • Over 20 million men have used, or are currently using, Viagra or other medications to treat ED.
  • Causes of ED are:
    • 80% physical
    • 20% psychological

Only 33% of men with erectile dysfunction seek help and treatment.

Reasons to Retire In South Florida

It’s no secret that Florida is one of the leading places to retire in the country. With warm coastal weather and plenty of year round activities for retirees and their families, it is easy to see why Florida is such a hot spot. From amusement parks to world class golf courses, there is really something for everyone to enjoy. Many retirees start out as snowbirds, traveling to the state for warmer seasonal weather. Southern Florida in particular has become a central area for those looking to retire. Wherever you decide to retire, it should be somewhere that has the amenities and recreational areas that fit your lifestyle.

Infographic by Cape Coral real estate agent

Tips on Selling a High End Home During the Winter Months

Selling a high end home in the middle of the winter in a cold climate region like Washington, D.C. can be very challenging. In this infographic we discuss various tips sellers should follow when trying to list their home for sale. These tips can vary from the temperature in the house during showings to proper staging and even food and beverages served. It’s important to paint the right picture for potential buyers as they walk through the house. They have to envision themselves in your home and in order to accomplish this some out of the box thinking along with proper planning must occur.

Infographic by The Estridge Group

Natural Mosquito Repellents

Find out what 8 plants , plant extracts and oils are able to repel mosquitoes. Learn organic methods for preventing mosquitoes from coming near your home or around your campsite. These all natural plants are mosquito repellents where the leaves can be burned or rubbed directly on the skin, or oils can be extracted and both burned or diluted and applied directly to the skin, and will prevent mosquitoes from coming near you for up to 4 hours. Some of the mosquito repelling plants are thyme, catnip, lavender, citronella, eucalyptus, and melaleuca.

Infographic by Mosquito Tek of Virginia Beach

Most Talked About Topics Leading Into 2018

2017 was an extremely interesting year for public speaking. Significant events and discoveries in politics, technology, and the environment provided lots of ammunition to fuel discussion.

In this infographic, we take a look at some of the trending topics that picked up steam during 2017, and will most certainly be leading headlines as we go deeper into 2018.

Source: National Speakers Bureau

Fire Ants in America

Interesting facts about fire ants, how they arrived in America and how they have spread throughout the United States. Get information about how queen fire ants are able to produce up to 1600 eggs per day, can live up to 7 years and have the ability to fly over a mile to a new location to create a new colony. Find out why fire ants are so dangerous, and how they can survive a flood by interconnecting their bodies to form a raft. Victims of Hurricane Harvey reported seeing rafts of fire ants floating through the flood waters.

Infographic by EcoTek Termite and Pest Control of Virginia Beach

What Should I Do if I Get Hurt on the Job?

Accidents happen everywhere and more often in workplaces where the nature of the job is very risky such as construction sites and factories. If you are an employee who feels ill after a day on the job, follow the actions you need to take to ensure that you get the compensation.


  1. Medical attention from the pre-approved list of physicians from the company.
  2. The supervisor must be informed of the injury.
  3. Make an accident report that clearly describes your injuries and how you get it.
  4. Don’t skip any medical appointment to properly monitor your health conditions.
  5. Keep track of the other expenses you incurred because of the accident.

Ways to Make the Kitchen Romantic for Valentine’s Day


Celebrate the love month the entire time without spending much. A little bit of arranging your kitchen can make it a romantic place where you can have a date with your husband. Cooking together for a meal is a way to know more about each other and the result is an awesome food for dinner. This infographic will give you many ideas to have a valentine-ready kitchen upgrade.


  1. Look at the wine rack. Isn’t it a nice place to have a nice conversation with your sweetheart?
  2. What about the breakfast bar? You don’t need a large dining table so just have a breakfast bar attached to the kitchen.
  3. The chandeliers will change the entire atmosphere of your kitchen.
  4. Soft shades and fragrance makeover will be the major trick for a romantic date.

Benefits of Dental Fillings

In this modern world, spaces can be filled and broken smile can be fixed. Technology in the field of dentistry has innovated and elevated the standards of beauty. Crooked teeth can be aligned by braces and that space can be fixed by dental fillings. Know your options from this infographic.


  1. You can opt for tooth-colored fillings.
  2. At some point in your life, your teeth will have some cavities. So, you must watch out for this and get a remedy as soon as possible.
  3. The procedure is quick and simple.
  4. The dental fillings can last up to 12 years.
  5. The cost can be covered by dental insurance.

The Importance of Heart Health

Keeping one’s heart healthy is daunting but if you follow the tips suggested on this infographic you can prevent yourself from getting diseases that are related to your heart.


  1. It is common that diet and exercise are helpful in improving the health of the heart. However, sometimes it is not enough. You can take advantage of some medications such as statin.
  2. Before taking this medication, you need to assess the risk and benefits associated with it.
  3. Have you heard about a silent heart attack? This is often seen in people who don’t have an active lifestyle.
  4. Start seeing a cardiologist as soon as your child passes through the adolescent stage.