Before Viagra.

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Sigmund, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. Sigmund

    Sigmund Well-Known Member

    Good evening.

    May all be well or be on the mend.

    I was thinking (never a good thing) what happened before Viagra?

    I have the opportunity to listen to people and hear about male impotence.

    I'm not talking about young men who get a script. (To enhance their experience.)

    I'm wondering about males in their late 40's-50's 60's?

    What did the males and their lovers do when they could not *ahem* get it up?

    Is it a new phenomenon? (Well, it can't be. Viagra has been on the market for what...20 years?)

    I'm just wondering.

    Peace.
     
  2. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Not drinking alcohol is the main thing. (Pardon the poon)

    Too much sauce puts Little Bryan into a coma.

    During such events, it does not hurt to be a very cunning linguist.
     
  3. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    Well, as the men and women got old and some of them lost their sexual appetite, then in order to spice it up, they'd get themselves some nighttime sexy garb.

    Then they would look at each other and found out that it didn't really help.
     
  4. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    :clap:
     
  5. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I dunno Siggy - but wow - great conversation piece. I'd venture to say my Ogre would rather die than live without sex - lucky for him it's not a problem, and if it ever should be, we're happy to live in this new millennia where it can be corrected. This year we both turn 45 - heading on into our 50s soon enough.
     
  6. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...I would say that penile pumps have been available for longer than drug "help"....and this is one Thread I will not make one single wisecrack in...reason being, I am a longtime sufferer of ED...it has put unnecessary strain on our relationship and has made me very, very, very uncomfortable and HIGHLY embarrassed, to the point that it now controls me...I want to be intimate, but my mind keeps saying "you're going to fail!"...which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy...and though many may deny it-a lot of a males ego is focused on their penis...my "equipment" is certainly adequate in size, but mechanics have deserted me...I have been to many doctors, tried the drugs, pump, injections etc-all of which gave me momentary help-and nothing more....I am devastated, and feel extremely unmanly...Tracy has been an angel through all of this, but I know she's unfulfilled-though I am adept at other ummm, "avenues"...my final recourse-which I am in the beginning stages of-is surgical intervention with a permanent prosthesis...sorry if this way over-sharing, but the topic is a rough one for me...
     
  7. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Thanks for being honest and I do not mind your oversharing - nuff said! (Andy will be 60 this year but then again I will not go into great detail here on this forum!~) (((Scott))) :smile:
     
  8. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    :rofl:
     
  9. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    (((((Scott))))) Bless you, Scott.
     
  10. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    (((Scott))) I wish you luck... very difficult subject matter and so brave to share.
     
  11. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ....thank you....I have gotten past the point of being ashamed of the issue, I just have to pray that this final alternative will do as I hope, and from all the research I've done-I think it shall...I am tired of feeling less of a man for Tracy, and am heartily sick of all the ED commercials I have to sit through on television...besides, how can one have intimate relations when your partner is sitting in a separate bathtub????....
     
  12. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    ((((((Scott))))))
     
  13. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    If more people could share their experiences, we would take the stigma away from these things. I hope the surgery works for you Scott. I used to work for a urologist and he did penile implants. I always felt bad for the men coming in because you know they were embarrassed.
     
  14. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    ((((Scott & Tracy)))) I had no idea the little blue pill didn't always work for everyone. Wishing the best for you with this!
     
  15. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry, Scott. It eats away at the core of the being, doesn't it? I am really so sorry.

    I'd resolved not to post anything here that I wouldn't want my kids to read (or more specifically, what I know for a fact that they wouldn't want to read), but with Scott leading the charge, here goes in the TMI department. After the heart attack, the libido was decreased quite a bit. That was part of the next interview I had with the cardiologist.

    He said, "It's all in your head. You're just as capable physically as you were before the heart attack. But you've had the problem, so now you're feeling old enough to have a heart attack, you're feeling you're just not as manly, maybe like you're damaged goods, even though we know better. It's all in your head."

    I said, "How about these [accursed] drugs you've got me on?"

    "Nope. They wouldn't have that effect, and you're really on pretty low dosage anyway. Maybe the metoprolol (beta blocker), but I don't see it."

    He gave me some sample boxes of Cialis, which I ended up throwing away. It's not like I can't. I just don't have the same interest that I used to, and it was like the heart attack was the dimmer switch for that particular light bulb. Grandma's about the most nurturing person you'll find, and she just makes it clear that when I'm ready, so is she, and sometimes she'll just go ahead and initiate anyway, which is fine, because once we get going, we get it done. I just have to work through the body saying, "Nah, rather not," and the brain going along.

    I know the doc's right. It's in my head. However, knowing that doesn't get the limbic system to say, "Oh, that's all it is? Well, that makes all the difference! I'm ready now!" It doesn't work that way.

    Frankly, it's a weird combination of not having interest in it and really missing it. We lived in our own little rabbit hutch for 40 years, and if the kids knew what they don't want to know, they'd be afraid to sit anywhere in the house. I miss those times. It sure felt young and manly.

    Young and manly. Yeah, the doc's right. Pisses me off. I'd much rather be in control than have other things inside my mind controlling me. Bleah.
     
  16. Haunted

    Haunted My favorite place

    :clap:
     
  17. Haunted

    Haunted My favorite place

    Praying that the final alternative will do as you hope. ((((Scott and Tracy))))

    You two have been under such extreme pressure and heartache this past year, I am sure that did not help.
     
  18. Haunted

    Haunted My favorite place

    SIGGIE!!!!!!!!!!!

    I gotta ask, where do the ideas for these threads come from?????? Are you not sleeping again???? Are you having nightmares????? What can we do to help???????
     
  19. pegasus216

    pegasus216 The Old Biddy/SweetPee

    (((((Scott)))))
    (((((Grandpa)))))
    Thank you for being so honest about this subject. I cannot begin to imagine what it is like for a man to go through this.
     
  20. SusanNorton

    SusanNorton Beatle Groupie

    God bless you both for being so open about this. And I know firsthand how difficult it is to speak to a doctor about loss of libido, especially a doctor who pooh-poohs your concerns.
     

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