Merck Pharmaceuticals spent over $100 million advertising finasteride (aka Propecia) to aging, self-conscious men. The pattern of disturbing side-effects is profound enough to become it’s own condition, “post-finasteride syndrome” (PFS), along with hundreds of lawsuits.
Symptoms identified in the Journal of Sexual Medicine include “changes related to the urogenital system in terms of semen quality and decreased ejaculate volume, reduction in penis size, penile curvature or reduced sensation, fewer spontaneous erections, decreased testicular size, testicular pain, and prostatitis.”
Many subjects also complained of “disconnection between the mental and physical aspects of sexual function,” changes in mood and sleeping patterns. As a special bonus, some patients experience gynecomastia, aka “guys growing big ol’ titties.”
And here’s the best part of PFS: the symptoms can be PERMANENT, even if you only take the drug for a short period of time. (more…)
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Listener questions and comments on erectile dysfunction directly related to condoms, Christians doing their best to be sex-positive, and the “ex-gay” movement (which produces Shara’s first rant on the show).
Shara and I also talk about some upcoming audio erotica that we’re doing for Ravenous Romance, the re-release of Episode 36 with Shara doing the female dialogue, and the show’s first birthday. Also, Shara gets her birthday spankings on the air
The post that inspired Questioner’s comment: Christian Blogger Claims 70% of Women Don’t Deserve Orgasms.
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A condom that helps men maintain erections is being developed by a British biotech company and if regulators approve it in Europe, the sexual device could pop up in the United States.
A gel inside the prophylactic increases blood flow to the male member. Participants in clinical trials said the rubber gave them firmer, bigger erections, according to Futura Medical, the company making the condom.
Leading condom-maker Durex is calling the invention the CSD500, though the the press has dubbed it the “Viagra condom.”
The prophylactic’s erection-enhancing powers inevitably led to comparisons with Viagra, the prescription medication made by Pfizer. But the two products are different.
Viagra gives a lift to men with erectile dysfunction who have trouble getting aroused, while the gel inside the CSD500 is designed to sustain men who report losing their enthusiasm after putting a condom on, Time reported.
European regulators are examining Futura’s claims that this condom encourages safe sex and fights the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The gel doing the hard work inside the condom was inspired by the generic compound that treats angina by increasing blood flow to the heart.
It was only a matter of time, and hopefully a product like this can be an option for treating Limp Willy Syndrome without the side-effects of actual Viagra and other pills. Plus it has the potential for being an awesome performance enhancer, so I predict that if the CSD500 breaks wide it really will support safer sex by making a condom something that improves the experience (for the first time in history).
Flat out, this thing has the potential to incite a safer sex revolution, and we could do with one of those…especially in parts of the world where using a condom is considered emasculating, and there are more of those than you think.
I promise to review these on the show if they ever hit the United States. Hopefully that’s sometime soon. And to our European listeners: I’d gladly pay postage, you’ll probably have them laying around the house anyway.
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