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Eric Condon Donating Member (761 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-22-10 12:03 PM
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29. I agree with the idea behind this (i.e. separate insurance shouldn't be required to cover abortion)
But I'm always troubled by the attitude about things like this on this site, which basically boils down to "ED drugs only benefit old white guys, and then their put-upon wives suffer when suddenly they have to go through the burden of having sex again." It just reinforces the whole women-as-sexual-gatekeeper stereotype, as well as the idea that men are horndogs and that women would so much rather be doing anything other than having sex.

Did it never occur to anyone that maybe these drugs sometimes benefit couples who have healthy, balanced relationships, and who might actually desire intimacy in their lives in a mutually fulfilling way? Why does any mention of ED drugs immediate conjure images of some rich wrinkly old white guy pestering his trophy wife for sex she doesn't want to have?

It's just another stupid patriarchal assumption that hurts both sexes.
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