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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Let's Hear It For Male Enchancement

But say the latter two words with half a whisper and a wink of an eye.

These commercials promoting pills for "male enchancement" even features a supposed doctor who refers to the male penis as "that certain part of a man's body."


Commercials can talk about diarrhea, show bears wiping themselves and dancing mucus but for reason cannot say the word penis.

Penis. PENIS!!!

What is the dig deal? The commercials aren't about penis competitions; they are offering what amounts to a sexual toy - making the penis bigger for great sexual enjoyment or to help get or sustain an erection.

Why can't we act like the adults we supposedly are and just say words like penis or erection in a commercial?

One of the great things HBO has ever done (other than produce The Sopranos) is creating television programs featuring couples learning to overcome sexual problems or sexual dullness; these programs feature an instructor who teaches couple or male and females separately, new techniques on how to use sex toys or develop or perfect sexual techniques. These are useful tools especially for those in a committed relationship because having sex with the same person for a long time can stop being interesting. Who doesn't want to learn new ways to please a sexual partner and enhance your own enjoyment?

And that's where we are: still leaving the basic tools of sex and basic human functions in the dark, a rose by any other name.

I don't get it.

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