The Viagra Myth: The Surprising Impact On Love And Relationships
September 2003, Jossey-Bass
If you or your partner is using or considering Viagra, or even if you are only wondered what it might be like to have a better sex life, this book is essential reading. It will provide insight and instruction about the reality of quick-fix solutions, sexuality, personal growth, and meaningful relationships.
Chapter 1: Viagra And The Perfect Cure.
Chapter 2: The Viagra Edge: Is Harder Better?
Chapter 3: Performance Anxiety and Viagra.
Chapter 4: Viagra And Desire.
Chapter 5: Viagra And Premature Ejaculation.
Chapter 6: When Viagra Doesn’t Work.
Chapter 7: The Viagra Myth In Gay Relationships.
Chapter 8: Viagra and Prostate Cancer.
Frequently Asked Questions About Viagra.
Epilogue: The Future Of The Viagra Myth.
"...reveals for the first time the drug's popularity is waning as it leaves a trail of broken relationships and shattered expectations in its wake." (The Independent, 27 August 2003)
"...warns that the drug may be killing passion rather than igniting it." (The New Zealand Herald, 28 August 2003)
"...argues that the drug's side effects are not so much medical as emotional." (The Independent, 29 August 2003)
Viagra can help many men, asserts urologist Morgentaler (Harvard Medical Sch.; The Male Body). But its cure-all-penises reputation is only a myth. It is most effective for erectile dysfunction caused by performance anxiety, less so for premature ejaculation and for medically caused problems. Viagra cannot supply desire, guarantee partner satisfaction, or rescue a relationship aground on different issues. Moreover, secret use of the drug can raise issues of trust and honesty with a partner. Yet there are effective treatments for when Viagra fails-injections, implants, vacuum devices, and couple therapy. Morgentaler's needed corrective is readable and well organized, with case histories and summaries - plus a chapter on gay relationships. Unfortunately, it lacks a resource section, guidelines for finding a doctor/therapist, and illustrations. A good general work on sexual dysfunction is Lawrence Hakim's The Couple's Disease, and Robert Butler and Myrna Lewis's The New Love and Sex After 60 is also highly recommended. Morgentaler's books is a valuable if imperfect addition to collections where Viagra books circulate frequently. (Index not seen.) —Martha Cornog, Philadelphia (Library Journal, October 1, 2003)"A delightful and thoughtful book on a timely topic by a sincere, wise, and experienced clinician. It is full of insights for men, women, and couples, and is very well written. I recommend it highly."
— Arnold Robbins, M.D., associate clinical professor of psychiatry, Tufts Medical School, and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
"As a physician with vast experience treating men with sexual
dysfunction, Dr. Morgentaler explains the facts and the fantasies
about Viagra and erectile dysfunction in a way that every man and
woman can understand."
— Irwin Goldstein, M.D., director, Institute for Sexual Medicine, and professor, urology and gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine
"Ever wish you could listen to what men say to each other about
sex? Or better yet, listen in on a completely honest and open
discussion between your man and his doctor? Read this book and get
the inside scoop on sex, love, and Viagra. After this, you'll know
what to ask (and what not to say) to get the loving intimacy you
want in your own relationship."
— Bonnie St. John, author, Succeeding Sane: Making Room for Joy in a Crazy World
"Dr. Morgentaler is a rare breed of physician: psychologically
savvy and perceptive about the way both men and women experience
love and sexuality. The Viagra Myth is an intriguing commentary on
the sexual notions of our society."
— Laura Berman, Ph.D., coauthor, For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Reclaiming Your Sex Life, cohost of Berman & Berman on the Discovery Channel, and codirector of the Network for Excellence in Women's Sexual Health
"This is a wonderful book that provides a new and unique
perspective on human sexuality. Women and men who read The Viagra
Myth will learn how sexual dysfunction impacts a relationship and
about the pros and cons of the drug Viagra. I will definitely
recommend it to all of my female patients."
— Jennifer Berman, M.D., coauthor, For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Reclaiming Your Sex Life, cohost of Berman & Berman on the Discovery Channel, and assistant professor of urology and director, Female Sexual Medicine Center, UCLA School of Medicine
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