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Move over Viagra

Ever since sildenafil (Viagra, Pfizer) hit the market in 1998 as the first oral medication for erectile dysfunction (ED), people have been wondering, “What’s next?” New data presented at a recent meeting of the European Association of Urology demonstrated strong results for two potential new treatments. Bayer AG presented promising data for its investigational phosphodiesterase […]

Black Men and the New Sex Pills

BROTHERS might not want to admit it right away, but Sisters and the doctors who know about these things will tell you in a minute that, despite the dominant myths about Black male sexuality, Black men–like all men–can experience sexual problems brought on by life’s typical stresses, relationship tensions, medical conditions or just plain old […]


The initial brouhaha attending the introduction and early years of penile prosthesis surgery has subsided. It is now possible to reflect and cast a sober eye on the role of penile prostheses in the treatment of impotent men. It is clear now that surgical skills alone are not enough to solve the problem of impotence.The […]


Although surgical success rates for some devices now approach 90 to 95 percent, patient satisfaction does not parallel this impressive figure. A major problem is disappointment with postoperative penile length and width. Some men never attempt intercourse after the prosthesis is implanted; others have intercourse for only a brief time and then abandon sexual activities. […]

Penile Implants

For years, men suffering from impotence or erectile dysfunction would turn to urologists, surgeons specializing in what were considered to be men’s problems, including urinary difficulties brought on by a large prostate gland, prostate and testicular cancer, and impotence. Focusing on ways to alleviate the mechanical problems of acquiring and maintaining an erection, urologists devised […]


The majority of sexually dysfunctional men have secondary impotence, which means that they did engage in sexual activity at one time and were able to acquire and sustain an erection satisfactory for masturbation or intercourse. Then something happened to stifle their natural sexual urges, inhibit erectile capabilities, or meddle with the ejaculatory process. Details of […]


Men with primary impotence have never experienced normal psychosexual maturation, nor have they ever successfully masturbated or engaged in a satisfactory sexual relationship. For many years, primary impotence was believed to be a relatively rare problem. In his Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, Dr. Alfred Kinsey reported that less than 0.4 percent of men […]


Several different treatment options have been devised to correct SSRIinduced sexual dysfunction. Adjusting SSRI dose, juggling the schedule of SSRI administration, adding yohimbine, or substituting another antidepressant, bupropion (Wellbutrin), have all been reported to provide relief from SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction. On occasion, increasing amounts of SSRI are required to alleviate depression, and when that happens, […]


Shortly after Viagra was approved, news of other pills specifically designed to make it easier for men to have erections started to appear in the popular press. The one that seems to have created the greatest buzz was a medication called Vasomax, a pill containing phentolamine. Urologists were very familiar with this medication, for they […]


Free Viagra Free Viagra As soon as it became apparent that Viagra was effective and allowed sexually impaired men to enjoy sexual intercourse once again, there was an overwhelming lust for this new medication. Demand for Viagra skyrocketed, and within six months after it had been released and made available in drugstores, Viagra sales exceeded […]