Making The Case Against A Viagra Culture

Making The Case Against A Viagra Culture

Making The Case Against A Viagra Culture

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Viagra helps men fight ED. This much we know. But is that ultimately a good thing?

We don't have the pleasure of owning a man parts, so we can't speak directly about erectile dysfunction or any other such problems. But William Leith, a writer for The Daily Mail (who we're pretty sure owns one), has some out-of-the-box ideas about the sexual wonder drug Viagra and how it may not really help either gender in the sex department. Viagra Boosts Release of "Love Hormone"

The pills, he thinks, may give men a false sense of sexual prowess. While a flaccid penis isn't fun for anyone, does a rock hard member really ensure a good time in the hay for women? He thinks not. Rather, he says, men should sharpen their warm and fuzzy. That's what women really desire. Women Are Confusing Flirts

Like anything that appeals to guys, it [Viagra] works in a mechanical way that's easy to understand. It knocks out an enzyme that blocks the flow of blood. But women are not like men—not when it comes to sex, anyway. For women, sex is not a mechanical business. It's not just about getting the machinery working. It's about all those other things men tend to forget about—meaningful glances and feeling safe and proper conversation and hugging and listening.

 
However, Leith thinks if Viagra isn't good for women there really isn't any point to it. Would an abundance of erections overreach demand?
Let's say, conservatively, 10 million have got their hands on the drug. And let's say that each guy wants to have sex once a week. This means that, every year, the world needs to meet a new male demand for sex to the tune of 520 million units. And who will meet that demand? The obvious answer is women. But do the world's women want sex 520 million more times every year? Bottom line: there must be a shortfall. There must be guys out there with new demands, who are not having those demands met.
Oh, wow. So is he implying that Viagra just feeds the beast of infidelity and male sexual frustration? Is a dwindled sex drive (erectile dysfunction and its many forms) nature's way of balancing male and female sex drives? Putting a cap on the Pit Bull and releasing the lap dog Pomeranian, if you will?
What do you think?
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