We all know what Viagra can do, and how it is supposed to improve sexual performance in men. Viagra does not disappoint and it delivers what it's supposed to do. Recently, however, I came across a "downside" to the Viagra culture.
The best part (at least, for me) of the news item is a comment of a 66-year old lady who asked:Some New Zealand women say Viagra is giving their sex life too much of a lift.
They complain that their partners insist on having sex --- regardless of their own mood --- because the men want to get their money's worth. A 48-year-old, who said Viagra made sex inevitable, said the attitude was: "I've taken the pill, OK, let's go".
And a 60-year-old, explaining the difficult adjustment to a sudden, vigorous sex life, said: "All of a sudden Viagra became the focus in the house for a while".
The comments were made in studies by Canterbury University researcher Annie Potts of men and women in relationships where men aged from their mid 30s to early 70s had "erectile difficulties".
Some of the issues raised included unwelcome changes to sexual practice, tension and conflict in communication between partners, fears about men's infidelity and concerns about adverse health effects from using Viagra.
Some of the women said that health professionals did not consult with the female partner when treating males for erectile dysfunction.
[ New Zealand Herald, Jul 16 2005 ]
"It's wonderful for the man if he gets an erection and enjoys things more, but why can't they accept that life changes and if you can't have an erection, what's the big deal?"I think a good solution (for men) in this case is to ask permission from your female partners before you take the blue pill. You simply can't have sex when you want it. You must both agree to it first. After all, Love also means understanding your partner, right?