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Getting to know ED

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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Facts and fallacies about erectile dysfunction (ED).

ERECTILE dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection of the penis, which is satisfactory for sexual intercourse. Being a taboo subject, there are many myths circulating around that are worsened by men not talking openly about it with their doctors.

Here are some of the common misconceptions about this condition.

ED affects only elderly men

Although the majority of men affected by ED are elderly, younger men are not exclusively exempted. In Malaysia, data collected to date are for men above 40 years of age, and it showed a higher prevalence among men above 60 years of age.

However, in a study done in Brazil, the prevalence rate was 35% in men 18-40 years of age.

So if you are young and have ED, do not fret. You are not alone.

If you are above 40 years, up to 50% of men in Malaysia share your problem. In fact, in a recent local study, the prevalence of ED in those above 40 years of age was 69.5%.

ED is not dangerous or life-threatening

While it is true that ED on its own does not lead to death, it is actually an indicator of other underlying diseases that can shorten your life.

It has been proven that ED predicts coronary artery disease, with a lead time of two to five years. In other words, if you have ED, you are at risk of a heart attack in two to five years.

Therefore, if you have ED, you should be examined for the health of your heart as well. Both are equally important to men.

The presentation of ED by men in the clinic is an opportunity for doctors to screen for other diseases associated with it, and these include diabetes mellitus, testosterone deficiency syndrome, hypertension and high cholesterol levels (hyperlipidaemia).

ED is the partner’s fault

ED is not to be blamed on the partner for not being attractive anymore. Although psychological factors do affect ED, there are other physiological or organic factors involved as well. These include diseases affecting the blood vessels and/or the nerves supplying the penis.

Often, men shy away from sex when they are unable to perform, and this can construed by their partners that they are not attractive any more. This misconception can lead to relationships breaking down.

Men with ED have no sexual desire

This is not entirely true. Men with ED usually do have the desire, but due to the underlying disease affecting the blood vessels or nerves, they are unable to perform.

There are men with ED who lack desire. These men either have low levels of testosterone or are affected psychologically by stress or emotion.

Masturbation causes ED

There is no concrete evidence for this.

In normal men, erection is automatic

This is not true. Men need stimulation for sexual erection. Non-stimulated erection may occur during sleep or on awakening in the morning, but this is not related to sex.

There is also a refractory period before men can have an erection again, and this can last from minutes in younger men to days in older men. This is not ED.

An erection means men want sex

Again, this is not true. Men may experience a normal physiological erection during sleep or on getting up in the morning. It is not always related to sexual activity.

ED needs extensive investigations and treatment is usually delayed

ED is diagnosed through doctors asking you some simple questions (taking a history). A questionnaire known as the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) may be used.

A physical examination and some blood tests will follow to detect any other associated diseases. Treatment will usually then be given.

Only in certain complex cases, and this is very rare, will further tests like a Duplex ultrasound, cavernosogram or nocturnal penile tumescence test, be needed.

The first step in treatment is lifestyle modification, and this includes maintaining an ideal body weight, cessation of smoking, moderate exercise and a balanced diet.

This on its own may improve ED. Needless to say, blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol needs to be controlled. Any psychological factors such as stress need to be tackled as well.

The next step is oral medication (tablets to be swallowed). Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors such as sildenafil, vardenafil and tadalafil, are effective in 80% of cases.

Caution is needed for those with heart problems. They will need to be assessed carefully by the doctor. If the heart disease is deemed mild, they can be given PDE-5 inhibitors.

In moderately severe cases, further tests will be required, while those who have severe disease should not be taking such drugs.

Those on nitrate medications also cannot be given PDE-5 inhibitors.

The other treatment options are injection of medication (like prostaglandin) directly into the penis using a small needle and syringe, using a vacuum pump device or inserting a penile prosthesis (requiring surgery).

Treatment is only temporary and the condition can be cured

This is another misconception where some people think that taking just one magical pill will solve it all. If lifestyle modification does not help and taking medication is required, you will probably need to continue taking the medication as long as you want to have erections.

The only exception is if it is solely psychological in nature, where counselling or behavioural therapy may cure the problem, and further treatment may not be required.

Circumcision reduces ED

There is no evidence that circumcision reduces ED.

ED treatment increases the size of the penis

This is another misconception. ED treatment solves erection, i.e. rigidity and hardness. It does not increase the length or size of the penis.

Traditional treatment is cheaper and much better than seeing a doctor

Unapproved medications are risky and may contain substances that are detrimental to health. It is not worth the risk. Most of these medications have not undergone stringent tests, and unlike conventional medication prescribed by doctors, have not been proven effective by robust trials.

In a review by Ho et al., most of the herbal treatments for ED were tested in animals, and only yohimbine, ginseng and butea superba were tested in humans.

ED can be helped. An open discussion with the doctor, especially a urologist, would be beneficial. Do not be embarrassed.

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Company Releases 'Child Love Dolls' to Stop Pedophiles Rumor: A company has released 'child love dolls' to provide a safe sexual outlet for pedophiles.

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Could you look into the validity of a supposed new company that will be marketing “love dolls” for pedophiles?

ORIGINS: On 13 April 2015, the entertainment web site Celebtricity published a hoax article reporting that a former sexual molestation victim had started a company to produce lifelike male and female “child love dolls” that pedophiles could have sexual relations with in place of molesting real children:

Buck Dobson knows what it is like to suffer at the hands of pedophile. He was repeatedly molested at age 10 by his 19-year-old-sister and says the scars have never healed. However, the abuse inspired Dobson to spend most of his adult life working to cure pedophilia. For years, Dobson tried to rehabilitate pedophiles within the Colorado prison system and through Christian outreach programs, but Dobson said his efforts failed.

“Look, you can’t change a pedophile’s sexual-orientation, and that’s what it is, an orientation, any more than you can a homo or heterosexual’s,# Dobson told Christian Family Daily. #You can try to get a pedophile to refrain from touching kids — and that sometimes works — but these people desire children and that desire is deep inside their genes. So why try to fix something unfixable?”

Instead, Dobson is starting a company that will create and market life-like male and female child and baby love dolls that pedophiles can molest and have sexual relations with.

“#These dolls will feel and smell just like real children and have all the naughty parts,”# Dobson said. “#Pedophiles are gonna love them.”

Unlike many “satire” sites operating on the Internet, Celebtricity occasionally posts real news stories in addition to its fake news pieces in an effort to confuse readers. That strategy seems to have worked, as many readers have shared this “news” about “love dolls” for pedophiles as if it were a factual account. Nonetheless, Celebtricity‘s disclaimer reveals the nature of that site:

Celebtricity.com is a combination of real shocking news and satirical entertainment to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief.

In January 2016, life appeared to imitate fake news, as stories emerged that a company is, indeed, producing dolls similar to the ones previously described. Shin Takagi owns Trottla, a company that produces anatomically-correct child sex dolls that he says are manufactured in order to help pedophiles control their urges. “I am helping people express their desires, legally and ethically,” Takagi told The Atlantic.

“We should accept that there is no way to change someone’s fetishes…. It’s not worth living if you have to live with repressed desire.”

However, the Celebtricity entry clearly falls into the category of “satire” rather than “real shocking news”: In addition to the fact that the article is missing key information (such as the name of the company putatively planning to release these “love dolls”), the image accompanying the article was swiped from the web site of French artist Lauren Curet, who creates detailed miniature child dolls from polymer clay as artworks rather than as sexual playmates for pedophiles.

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Universal education for women is not in the interest of men. For some women, a good education is OK. For the majority, it is unneeded.

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Of all emotions, those negative are the most real. If you hate, you know that you are healthy. Your hormones are in balance if you can still imagine how you would inflict a slow, painful death on your enemies. Love isn't an emotion really but rather a mixed bag of feelings, with selfish desire a prominent component. Of any positive expression of the human mind, sympathy is probably the most genuine, though it may come with rage towards those whose victim is the target of our sympathy.

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Butea superba Overview Information

Butea superba is a vine that grows in India, China, Vietnam, and Thailand. The roots are used as medicine.

People take Butea superba for sexual performance problems (erectile dysfunction, ED) and lack of interest in sexual activity. They also take it for diarrhea, painful or difficult urination, and fever.

How does it work?

It is not known how Butea superba might work as a medicine. Some evidence suggests that the chemicals in Butea superba may act similarly to hormones that regulate sexual function.

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‘It’s the next big thing’: Can penis injections give you a better sex life? News.com.au, March 15, 2015

EVEN the movie stars who didn’t win at last month’s Oscar ceremony still might have gone home with a stiff little man. Losing Academy Award nominees were gifted with $US125,000 worth of fancy bath salts, luxury trips, “tobacco” (wink, wink) vaporisers and the like — because who needs free stuff more than rich celebrities?

The most oddball item in the gift bag, however, was a coupon from an Alabama-based cosmetic surgeon for something called a Priapus Shot. The shot, which takes its name from the Greek god of virility, is a new procedure that claims to make the penis bigger — by 10 to 20 per cent — as well as stronger and with improved circulation. Some providers say it will help with sexual dysfunction.

And you don’t necessarily have to be a Hollywood movie star to indulge. It’s available in New York from a handful of doctors — and business, they say, is booming.

“It’s getting much more popular,” says Dr. Halina Stec, a Brooklyn physician who started administering Priapus Shots in August. “My business has doubled [this year].”

“It’s the next big thing in cosmetic surgery,” adds Dr. Eric Berger, a Midtown West physician who started giving the “P” shot three months ago.

Berger now administers about six shots a month and expects that to increase to as many as 20 by the end of the year.

Here’s how it works: The patient’s own blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge creating platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Platelets’ main function is to stop bleeding, but they also spur growth.

This PRP is then injected into the patient’s penis in five places. (Fear not. Numbing cream is applied first.) For one to two months after, a patient is required to use a penis pump for 10 minutes a day.

The injection, which costs about $US1,500, supposedly kickstarts tissue and blood-vessel growth. The treatment, often a one-time procedure, takes about 30 minutes, and results are permanent, the doctors say.

“You get your own normal-looking penis, only bigger,” says Berger. There’s also a lady version, the “O” shot, in which PRP is injected into a woman’s clitoris.

“Women will experience increased pleasure during orgasm,” Stec says. “They might even become hypersexual. If a woman has never experienced an orgasm, this is the way to have one.”

One New York woman, who asked to remain anonymous, raves about the “O” shot. “I had a healthy sex life before I got the shot. I didn’t think it would do so much,” says the 49-year-old. “What it did though, it was a lot easier to feel like I wanted to have sex. There was a lot more feeling.”

But PRP therapy is a reasonably new field of medicine, and not a lot of hard evidence exists proving it works. Athletes have been getting PRP shots for two decades to help speed recovery from injury (Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant are both believers), but a 2010 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported it to be about as effective as injecting salt water when treating Achilles injuries.

For now, most of the evidence is anecdotal on the “P” and “O” shots. Practitioners swear they’re worth it.

“One of my patients came in, and he and his girlfriend were fighting [and] having sexual problems,” Berger says. “He had a penis that was very thin. I injected him, and he’s got at least an inch improvement ... And they’re back together again.”

Here’s hoping a movie star’s marriage was similarly saved after the Oscars.

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Donald Trump Lowering the Age of Sexual Consent to 13 Is Fake News

March 1, 2017

Reports that President Donald Trump signed a law lowering the age of sexual consent in the United States to 13 years old are false. This story was recycled from a similar fake article published under former President Barack Obama’s tenure.

According to Snopes, the fake claim originated on Now8News website, a fake news website with no disclaimer to help discern the difference between fact and fiction. The article claimed that the new law changed the age of consent in all 50 states. It purported:

An announcement was made on Wednesday by the Trump Administration which states a new law that will take effect April 1, 2017 and Americans are shocked and disappointed. According to the announcement, the law concerning the age of consent will be changed across all 50 states and D.C. Currently the law varies in each state with the age of consent being 16, 17, and 18 years old with age provisions and mistake of age defense clauses. Currently, according to lawyers and court officials across the US, these varying laws cause confusion from state to state. This new law is looking to create a uniformed, understood age of consent factor across the entire country.

This new law will make any and all contact legal as long as the child is 13 years of age or older. Now that they have done away with the age-gap provision, a 19-year-old boy can legally have sex with a 13-year-old girl without suffering any legal consequences as long as they both consent to the act.

In the U.S., there is an age of consent between 16 and 18 years old, depending on the state. The same fake article about lowering the age to 13 was published in 2015 about Obama signing the bill. That, too, was false.

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Female sexuality is a merchandise. This probably is at the root of human civilization. In modern culture, the item that is the merchandise is also the seller. Women sell themselves. Conflicts are preprogrammed.

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Fake news is great news. The more, the better. Because it undermines the media's credibility.

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