Now they’re possible, with Priligy! It’s a pill for men that will keep them from ejaculating too soon…whatever that means.
A Johnson & Johnson (a family company!) product, Priligy claims to triple the average length of (presumably straight, PIV) intercourse, and since men will be horribly horribly ashamed to have admit their lack of penile prowess to their own doctors, all that’s required is an online consultation with a doctor (a urologist? a GP? Dr. Nick?), before ordering it over the internet.
Nitin Makadia, of Lloydspharmacy, which is running the service, said: “Priligy has the potential to do as much for men’s sexual health as Viagra. It will give sufferers a chance to improve the quality of their relationships and their general wellbeing.”
Interestingly, there is no mention of women in this discussion, or what effect this new wonderdrug will have on their relationships.
While I’m sure there are some men who deal with premature ejaculation on a more than occasional basis, and that it is frustrating, there are many many ways to deal with it that don’t involve popping a pill that is apparently chemically similar to Prozac. But this pill isn’t about that small percentage of men: it’s about Big Pharma’s bottom line. Priligy, which is currently only available in the UK, is expensive: £76 (roughly $118 USD) for just three pills.
Despite its high cost, this drug, like Viagra and its imitators, is going to be gobbled up by thousands of dudes poisoned by toxic masculinity and its messages that 1) men are their boners and 2) sex is PIV pistoning for as long as possible. And while the result of Priligy (priapus + prodigy?) might be fewer “two-pump chumps” (that label ain’t helping), my bet is that while men might very much enjoy the ego-boost that “going all night” brings, women’s sexual experiences and “general wellbeing” will not, on average, be improved.
In the meantime, medical advances aimed at enhancing women’s sexual health and pleasure are pretty much being ignored, birth control, alternate birthing plans, and maternal care are not always covered by insurance, and women’s right to bodily autonomy is increasingly threatened. But as long as we have sufficient BONERPOWER!!!, there’s no problem, amirite ladies?
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