OK, far be it from me to try and even imagine what it feels like to desperately want to enjoy an intimate and pleasurable night with my gal - only to have the ultimate moment of pleasure marred by a .....malfunction. I know what it is occasionally like to offer comfort and support but beyond that I can't claim to have been through a similar experience. Not having an orgasm is not like having ED. I also know guys do not want to have to talk about this or go get examined for this or go be treated for this - but online internet shoppers - beware.
Yes the internet experience offers privacy and variety and options from around the world, but the idea of buying prescription grade drugs without first being examined and having a professional's opinion may not be safe or smart. And for a condition like ED, which can make a guy unwilling to go the traditional route - it may be a good way to burn bucks without getting reliable and safe therapy. There are some sites that do offer a professional online discussion with a doctor and then his decision and possible recommendations for therapy, along with additional patient education. Those sites may be a reasonable and even positive alternative to inpatient visits for some conditions.
Researchers selected 1000 men's charts to look at how e-medicine compared to traditional medicine for this condition (ED). E-medicine seemed to excel in the area of patient education with 75% of men getting excellent information - even a tailored e-mail to provide product information, while in the traditional setting only 51% of patients seemed to get any specific product information. So from this perspective the internet seems to be a positive therapeutic option.
My own personal reflection is that I see so many sites with impossible promises or claims that you have to wade through carefully. Or sites that will give you prescription grade drugs without a doctor consultation. I'd like to think that even under these challenging moments when patients are so desperate to relieve a really unpleasant condition like ED - your smarts and your medical savvy would prevail.
Published On: August 20, 2008