09 November 2010
The Elephant in the Room -- Erectile Dysfunction...
I have been watching a little bit of the idiot box while tapping away on the laptop. I have just noticed that in every single advertisement break there is a Pfizer advertisement for erectile dysfunction. Pfizer are responsible for the introduction of that little blue pill (aka Viagra).
Anyway, the advertisement is pretty funny. The bloke goes to the doctor for some "other" reason. The doctor then asks the patient whether there is anything else he can help out with. The patient ums and ahs for a while, and then you see the patient getting nudged by this huge trunk. So, the elephant in the room makes his presence known. Essentially, the advertisement is one that suggests that there is nothing to be ashamed of when the time comes to ask for a little assistance of the pharmaceutical kind to keep your end of the bargain up (so to speak).
However, I was wondering, is erectile dysfunction really the elephant in the room? If it ever happens to you, or someone you know, would it be difficult to go to the local general practitioner (GP) and say "hey doc, it is not happening if you know what I mean...what do you suggest?"
And, while we are on the subject...as I was looking for images to attach to this post I turned up other "products" as well. There is a real demand for these kind of drugs. I have learned on my research that Cialis (Tadalafil) is known as the weekender. And, if neither of those work then there is Levitra (Vardenafil).