If you’ve turned on a TV since 1998, you know how obsessed we are with hard-ons. Since the little blue pill appeared more than a dozen years ago, countless imitators of varying legitimacy and effectiveness have hit the market. Ads for drugs that promise to cure erectile dysfunction run nonstop during sporting events, and the sales of these medications generate hundreds of millions of dollars a year. We watch these ads and pop these pills without ever considering that the periodic inability to get an erection could be the best thing that could happen to our sex lives.
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It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear two quick updates from “ED Doesn’t Spell End,” whose new boyfriend was experiencing some erectile dysfunction and, as a result, pulling away from her, and “Against Premarital Sex,” who wondered when she should tell the new guy she was dating that she didn’t believe in sex or living together before marriage. Find out how these ladies are doing, after the jump. Keep reading »
“Oh, yeah. At least in your head, your fire burns as brightly. Let’s not kid ourselves. God bless [Catherine Zeta-Jones] that she likes older guys. And some wonderful enhancements have happened in the last few years — Viagra, Cialis — that can make us all feel younger.”
– Michael Douglas chats with AARP The Magazine about how his desire doesn’t always match his energy. [AARP The Magazine via TrèsSugar] Keep reading »
This week, I got an email from a lady who’s having a hard time getting her man up for sex. Here’s what she wrote:
“My boyfriend didn’t even get an erection when I was topless, underneath him, kissing him! He is under a lot of stress, but so am I.
When we do have, usually scheduled, sex, it is amazing, very intimate and passionate. But I’m a very sexual person, it is part of my nature, I want some quantity as well as quality. Now he wants me to go ‘cold turkey’ until he ‘sorts his head out.’ He does recognize the problem, but doesn’t offer any solutions. He is a wonderful boyfriend and truly loves me. What do I do?”
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Most women, at some point in their lives, have tried to get with a guy whose equipment didn’t work. And if she loved him, or even liked him enough to make another date, she probably didn’t take a sledge hammer to his ego. But that probably didn’t stop him from beating himself up and considering some drastic measures to make sure his Johnson stands at attention when desired. After the jump, the drastic things men will do to get and stay hard. Keep reading »
Representative Jim Moran has a problem with erectile dysfunction. We’re not sure whether he suffers from ED, but he doesn’t like those TV ads for Viagra and Cialis. Last month, this Virginia democrat introduced a bill that would prohibit any ED ads from airing on broadcast radio and TV between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. because they’re “indecent.” Moran says he has had a number of people tell him they’re tired of having to explain to their young kids what erectile dysfunction is whenever one of the commercials comes on TV. One CNN.com reader commented that the ads don’t just make for uncomfortable conversations with children: “It is not only for the children and young people, but it is also embarrassing for mixed company adults. Not only is it embarrassing, those love scenes of planned sex have made me sick of sex.” Keep reading to watch a sampling of ED ads, then tell us whether they make you squirm. [CNN] Keep reading »
The next time your man blames booze on his inability to, uh, rise to the occasion, you might want to tell him about this recent survey that suggests otherwise. Researchers in Australia discovered that alcohol actually improves rather than hinders a man’s performance in the bedroom. In a study of 1,580 men, drinkers reported 30% fewer problems than those who don’t booze it up. Guys who had four drinks, five days a week — an amount that might raise eyebrows in some circles, but qualifies as “moderate” in Australia — reported the fewest instances of erectile dysfunction. Apparently, even “binge drinkers” reported less trouble getting it up than those who have just one drink a day or none at all. The study suggests a “favorable association between low-risk drinking and positive erectile function.” In other words, “whiskey d**k” may just be something a guy should aspire to. Then again, the researchers never asked women how these drunk guys performed. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »