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View Poll Results: Well, do you?
Friggin Never! 96 78.05%
Friggin Always! 3 2.44%
Friggin Sometimes 24 19.51%
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Old 05-09-08, 03:30 PM   #26
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This poll does seem to fall into the TMI category...

That said, I wonder if there's any correlation between Freds, OCP, and Viagra?
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When the product first came out I saw one of my co-workers sporting a pen in his pocket with the brand name proudly emblazoned on the wide, brightly colored clip. I knew his Wife was a Nurse and it was just another one of the freebies the drug companies flood the Doctors offices with to gain name recognition.

I nodded at the pen and asked: "Are you bragging or complaining?" I didn't see the pen again and never got the chance to ask his Wife.
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A couple of years back, I rode in a week-long tour in the Rockies, with a recently retired urologist.

It was really interesting to hear his comments regarding ED. It was kind of shocking to hear, but he had very little respect for 95% of his patients, calling them "a bunch of fat lazy couch potatoes who smoke, and who want me to fix the problems that their crappy lifestyles have brought on".

Perhaps that's one reason he retired...he was an athletic guy, and just got tired of writing scrips for lazy losers.

He especially made fun of the ED TV commercials - in those, the guys are always fairly trim, active, and handsome. But in his practice, the vast majority of his patients were sedentary and obese, and most were also smokers. He would try to counsel them to change to a more healthy lifestyle, but most just wanted a quick fix with the little blue pill.

It's sad that it's come to this...the US used to be seen around the world as a strong country. Now we're seen as lazy fatties who can't get it up without a magic pill.
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Gals use Viagra.
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I love those commercials for Enzyte. NEVER use the stuff, it'll rot your insides.
But the commercials are a hoot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d0G3...eature=related
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A couple of years back, I rode in a week-long tour in the Rockies, with a recently retired urologist.

It was really interesting to hear his comments regarding ED. It was kind of shocking to hear, but he had very little respect for 95% of his patients, calling them "a bunch of fat lazy couch potatoes who smoke, and who want me to fix the problems that their crappy lifestyles have brought on".
We have always talked about having a "Men's Forum" to balance out the "Women's Forum," but then we could never figure out what we might talk about. Perhaps this would be an appropriate topic. So since we don't have a Men's Forum, here goes.

In regards to SSP's comment, I can testify to a direct correlation related to my strength training and weight lifting. The more strength training and weights, the better things are.
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I suppose if I time for more than twice a day I might need it.
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Is this what they call a push-poll?
LOL! Coffee on the keyboard!
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, maybe all that bs we've been hearing about soft tissue numbness is really bs................................or maybe everyone is not riding as much as the let on.







btw-------w/no lady in my life, well......................needing a viagra........................









hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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We have always talked about having a "Men's Forum" to balance out the "Women's Forum," but then we could never figure out what we might talk about. Perhaps this would be an appropriate topic. So since we don't have a Men's Forum, here goes.

In regards to SSP's comment, I can testify to a direct correlation related to my strength training and weight lifting. The more strength training and weights, the better things are.
Things?
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, maybe all that bs we've been hearing about soft tissue numbness is really bs................................or maybe everyone is not riding as much as the let on.






http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/press99/cyclists.html




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Cyclists Make Better Lovers, Says BICYCLING Magazine
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EMMAUS, Pa., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone knows that cycling keeps you fit and healthy, but can it improve your sex life?

According to the August issue of BICYCLING magazine, new research indicates that despite the concerns about impotence, the average cyclist may actually enhance sexual performance with cycling. The article, authored by contributor Joe Kita, a senior writer for Men's Health magazine, says cycling may make you more attractive to the opposite sex.

Kita notes that while even BICYCLING has warned of the dangers of excessive cycling as a possible link to impotence, the average cyclist has little to fear if they use common sense.

"Will biking cause impotence for the average cyclist? Does that risk outweigh the sport's cardiovascular benefits?" asks Harin Padma-Nathan, M.D., clinical professor of urology at the University of California School of Medicine. "The answer is no on both counts."

So what are the sexual benefits of regular bike riding?

-- GREATER BLOOD CIRCULATION: One key to sexual health is blood flow to men's and women's sexual organs. Cycling helps build the cardiovascular system, which improves blood flow throughout the body and especially to the penis.

-- HEIGHTENED SEX DRIVE: University of California at San Diego researchers found that men who followed a regular exercise program reported a 30% increase in frequency of sex with their partners and experienced 30% more orgasms. They also fantasized more about sex, kissed and caressed their partners more.

-- INCREASED SEXUAL ENDURANCE: Because cycling improves your cardiovascular conditioning, cyclists don't tire as quickly during lovemaking.

-- STRONGER SEX MUSCLES: Cycling improves your legs, buttocks, and lower- back muscles, all key muscles used during intercourse.

-- BIGGER SEX ORGANS: Cycling can reduce fat that builds up around the base of a man's penis. In essence, since this fat reduces penis size, cycling can make the penis look as large as possible.

-- SEXUAL APPEAL: A recent survey by Men's Health magazine revealed that women find a man's rear-end and legs the sexiest parts of his body. Cycling helps tone and strengthen these parts, increasing a man's physical appeal.

-- MORE ENDORPHINS: Regular exercise increases the body's release of endorphins, which creates a feeling of heightened well being. This release of endorphins has been shown to increase sexual arousal or even orgasm in women.

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uh how so and why?????? [where's the really confused smilie???]
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Why has all the print been blue since I joined this forum?????????????????
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uh how so and why?????? [where's the really confused smilie???]
well........increased blood flow to certain areas leads to certain.............




uhhhhhhhhhhhh..............





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hmmmmm..



could you use your imagination??????????????
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What the hell are they talkin' about...all this reptile dysfunction? Who gives a damn about reptiles, anyhow?
I thought men only had directional dysfunction.
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What is this Viagra stuff . . . a new cocktail for aged hard likkurs?
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I thought men only had directional dysfunction.
Nah, we've got every dysfunction there is. You name it...we've got it.
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I can't remember who ties up whom.
Any man who knows when to use the objective case pronoun and the nominative case pronoun has no need for false drugs. You're high on the real thing; powerful gasoline, a clean windshield and a shoeshine.
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Hey, it's the only way I can get any respect on a 4-hour bike ride!
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My goodness. Did I start all this? (What fun!!!)
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Not because I need it, but because we consider it a "recreational drug" for occasional use. So don't knock it unless you've tried it. It's really more like turning the clock back 20 or more years: you may not realize what's been lost over the years until it's been restored.
Us, too. If we're on vacation or just feel like it, I'll take one for the team. Gives me a headache the next morning, usually, but it's well worth it.
Seriously, I recommend it for that even if you don't "need" the help.
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, maybe all that bs we've been hearing about soft tissue numbness is really bs................................or maybe everyone is not riding as much as the let on.
This subject would have interesting responses in the recumbent forum.
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Four hours? Really? Hey, I've never tried that... maybe I can ride faster that way!
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