Words like ‘dong’, ‘tally-wanker’, ‘100% all-beef thermometer’, ‘baloney poney’, ‘disco stick’ and countless more.
These are all funnier and less rude replacements for the word ‘penis’.
What isn’t funny though, is the fact that recently, Datuk Nancy Ho, President of The Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia revealed the fact that about 1.7 million Malaysians aged 40 and above are facing problems with having their little soldier stand up at full attention.
Yes, that’s right. 1.7 million Malaysians aged 40 and above suffer from Erectile Dysfunction (ED).
She said that men experiencing difficulties in gaining erections still refuse to consult experts and doctors for treatment. This is due to their embarrassment or humiliation of even bringing up the subject matter.
Yes, men aged 40 and above still feel shy or embarrassed when talking about their genitals. These are most likely men who have or will give their children a talk on the birds and the bees, mind you.
She adds that there are a lot of obstacles in treating patients with ED. Most of the obstacles are due to the fact that they refuse to be completely open about the subject to their doctors. They are not as open minded as doctors want them to be.
“What they don’t understand is that doctors are required by law to keep your medical condition private should you demand it to. Much like how a lawyer protects the secrets of his clients” she said in a conference.
Erectile dysfunction is the prolonged or continuous incapability for men to maintain an erection or to achieve a satisfying level of sexual performance.
Datuk Nancy Ho adds that aged psychological conditions and emotions like stress, loss of self worth and low confidence are some of the main causes of ED.
She also goes on to add that ED treatments should not be scoffed at or be seen as a hopeless last resort. “There are countless treatments for patients with ED with a high margin for success. Patients need only consult a doctor to receive treatment”.
So, if you’re one of the 1.7 Malaysian men who has erectile dysfunction, we highly encourage you see an expert today.
Malaysia needs ‘strong’ men.
Remember, telling your doctor about your condition is not as bad as telling the woman you brought back to your place after a night of drinking, that you have erectile dysfunction.