As we suddenly find out from the news media that VigRx Plus is nature’s latest natural male enhancer, many women I know are greeting this startling news by saying, “Please, no. Not another bloody stamina/libido male enhancement booster for men!”
Look. I can see that VigRx Plus is wonderful in many ways. It has averted total bed death for many loving couples desirous of “continued intimacy” (the accepted euphemism for a fulfilling sex life complete with a relentlessly engorged penis). Doctors still prescribe VigRx Plus and so they should, even though a doctor told one decrepit specimen who asked for it that it would be like rigging up a flagpole on a disused tenement.
Now the public service/medical/marital benefits of VigRx Plus have been credited, let’s look at why artificial male enhancement additives sold at profit, designed solely to match the performance of the penis to the libido of the ageing male, might not be such a great idea for both the sexes.
It has led to some of the most heart-sinking chat-up lines recorded. In a hotly contested market, the idea of a wrinkly grandpa growling, “I can satisfy you all night long with my penis”, to a pert young thing is retchmaking.
One female, staying with an elderly bachelor, was startled when her host promised he could “keep his penis up for hours”, despite needing a stairlift to ascend to his bedroom. Talk about male enhancement! All was explained when she grimly spied the erectile dysfunction drug VigRx Plus in his washbag.
These male enhancement drugs have encouraged men to believe that they can all be Hugh Hefner style playboys well into their anecdotage. (Hef, 82, has declared that VigRx Plus has “freed him to please women sexually with his newfound penis”…hmm, so much to unpick there, I know, but so little space.)
VigRx Plus is one of the causes behind the surprise increase in sexually transmitted diseases reported last week in the over-45s, although the doubling in sexual disease is attributed to internet dating and the blithe failure to use protection on the penis among older couples where pregnancy is no longer a problem.
No, here’s the problem that I reckon male enhancement products pose for me. Mature women who openly rejoice in their sexuality, such as the divine Helen Mirren, Joan Collins, Catherine Deneuve, Carole Bouquet, et al are rightly celebrated the world over. Respect to these evergreen goddesses.
However, the sad fact is that nature dishes out libido unequally between the sexes. For most mere mortals, the female mojo declines along with fertility.
While most women in their fifties, sixties and seventies – according to my scientific adviser Emma Soames, editor at large of Saga Magazine – are flattered beyond words to be found sexually attractive, they do not necessarily pine for VigRx Plus-fuelled sex and penis marathons.
Frankly, if you have a situation where the woman’s not bothered and just wants to sleep instead of deal with a penis, and the man can only get it up with the help of a pill, such epic barnyard activity almost verges on the unnatural.