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via Vogue: Has Anyone Else Noticed That Viagra Is Everywhere?

 

Abusing drugs to combat erectile dysfunction has become an unfortunate norm if you’re a #realworldpornstar. Just read Danny Wylde’s illuminating piece on why he had to leave porn to save his health, if you need any convincing. With the rate in which #realworldpeople are consuming these prescription pills increasing, it’s hard not to look to mainstream porn as the culprit for creating physically unattainable standards of sexual performance. Karley Sciortino tackles this topic in this article– enjoy!


 

Written by Karley Sciortino for Vogue. Originally published on May 28th, 2015.


 

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“Erectile dysfunction drugs—Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra, namely—are now among the most commonly prescribed, and abused, drugs in America. For years, Viagra and its competitors were associated mostly with the smiling silver foxes in those creepy TV commercials full of unsubtle innuendo (a man chopping wood, etc.), and, for the most part, erectile dysfunction was a taboo subject, one that men, who pride themselves on virility, preferred not to discuss. But in recent years, studies show, it’s become a thing for young men to take these drugs recreationally—without a prescription, and without any real symptoms of chronic ED. They’re not using the drugs to get an erection, but to supercharge their erection—to get harder for longer—or to combat the unfortunate effects a night of partying is known to have on one’s boner.

The stigma is waning, too. Just ask your local street pharmacologist for his deal on the Klonopin-Adderall-Viagra variety pack. I’ve personally watched two guys pop an ED pill in bed over the past few years, one in his twenties, the other in his early thirties, and both after long nights of drinking. Steve gets his Viagra through some sketchy online pharmacy, but this is just one of many illicit ways people get erective dysfunction drugs these days. Another is to purchase counterfeit, unregulated pills online.

What has caused this shift? And what are the long term sexual effects of taking ED drugs recreationally, before you really need them? I recently discussed this development with a 40-year-old male writer friend of mine, who was immediately critical. “Young guys today grew up watching porn, so they think their dick has to be rock hard from the moment they start fooling around, until the moment they cum,” he said. “If they go soft for even a couple minutes, it’s devastating. They don’t think of it as an opportunity to give head, or even to just stop and kiss for a minute.” Realistically, he said, it’s normal to waver between being hard, semi-hard, and temporarily soft over the course of a sex session. “It’s natural to go a bit soft sometimes, especially if you’re taking your time and enjoying the experience. No one has ever taught these guys that, and you never seen someone even semi-hard in porn.”

I found this explanation plausible. It’s common knowledge that porn has become a ubiquitous source of sex education for young people today. Porn is the most commonly cited culprit when it comes to the misrepresentation of female pleasure—you know, those theatrical, for-the-benefit-of-the-guy orgasms that female pornstars have onscreen. But porn may also set an unrealistic standard for men, in terms of penis size and performance: No softies make the final edit. And in recent years, as the porn superstar James Deen has explained to Salon, Viagra has become a staple on porn sets. “Nowadays it’s completely standard for guys to show up with their pills and say, ‘Gimme a 30-minute warning for the scene,’” he said. “When I first started, guys were like, ‘If you can’t do it without it, you shouldn’t be doing it at all.’”

“What I don’t like about a lot of the performers who are pharmaceutically assisted is that a lot of the passion is missing,” Deen went on. “They kind of have sex like robots. Their scenes will be emotionless, and I just don’t like emotionless sex.”


You can read the whole article here.

At MLNP.tv we say ‘hell no!’ to having “sex like robots” (unless that’s your thing– in that case, onwards!). Not being able to get totally hard 24/7 in any circumstance whatsoever is unfortunately just the reality sometimes of having a penis. We totally embrace it! Check out our softserve” tag  (’cause it’s yummy) for some hot #realworldsex videos and read this informative piece on loving a soft penis

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