Not since the development of the birth control pill has there beenan event with such a revolutionary impact on our sexual behavior asthe introduction of Viagra. Originally expected to be a treatmentprimarily for older men with erectile dysfunction, Viagra has cometo be used by men of all ages and for a wide variety of reasons.Indeed, Viagra has so permeated our culture and our notions aboutwhat may be sexually possible that even men without any problemsregularly take the medication in the hope that it will enhancetheir sexual performance or repair their intimate relationships.Viagra has thus created a second sexual revolution in some cases,inspiring partners to achieve a deeper level of intimacy andfulfillment, and, in other cases, preventing anything other than apurely physical relationship.
In The Viagra Myth Dr. Abraham Morgentaler (a practicingurologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School) shows us thatwhile Viagra has proved enormously helpful to many men, it has alsouncovered previously ignored aspects of identity and authenticityin sexuality and relationships. Some men, for example, may feartelling their partner they are using Viagra, yet still strugglewith the hope of being loved for their true self. Women whodiscover their partner has resorted to a secret sexual enhancer maycomplain, "I thought it was me who turned you on . . ." Viagra mayimprove a man’s sexual abilities, but there may also be aprofound cost involved.
If you or your partner is using or considering Viagra, or evenif you are only wondering what it might be like to have a bettersex life, this book is essential reading. It will provide insightand instruction about the reality of quick-fix solutions,sexuality, personal growth, and meaningful relationships.
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Morgentaler, a practicing urologist and a professor at Harvard Medical School who has done research on erectile dysfunction, wants to explode the "notion of Viagra as an automatic solution, as the quick fix to all sexual problems."Aug 18 2003 | Read Full Review of The Viagra Myth: The Surprisi...
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