Dr. Strangelove Meets Testosterone

Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove

Here is another in our occasional series entitled “Viagra Blues.”  It is an occasional series because we don’t want you mistakenly believing that all we think about here at the Golden State is sex.  In fact, we think about lots of stuff.  Just yesterday, for instance, we were thinking about “Dr. Strangelove.”  You remember that movie, in which Peter Sellers played three different characters including the mad and former Nazi scientist, Dr. Strangelove, George C. Scott played a crazy general, and which featured Slim Pickens riding an atomic bomb to earth.  Rick Hertzberg of the New Yorker reminded us of it in this blog entry.  He, in turn, was reminded of it by the sight of Vice-president Cheney in a wheelchair on Inauguration Day.  Be sure to watch the Youtube clip from the movie in the entry.

Now, on to Viagra Blues.

Today’s entry in the Viagra Blues series was prompted by a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine reporting that a 300 microgram patch of of testosterone resulted in “. . . improvement in sexual function in studies of 814 postmenopausal women not taking estrogen.”

That news prompted the satiric newspaper The Onion to post an entry in its “American Voices” segment where it pretends to ask ordinary citizens their opinion of some news item of interest.  The photos are of the same three people but each time they are assigned different names and occupations before the bogus quotations.  Here is The Onion’s entry regarding the testosterone patches.

The Onion, Monday, January 5, 2009

Testosterone Patch Revives Female Sex Drive

A study published in The New England Journal Of Medicine says that postmenopausal women experience an increase in libido with a testosterone patch. What do you think?

Mike Vinton,
Line Cook
“I’m skeptical. Does this really work better than half a glass of white zinfandel and a Robert Redford movie?”

Margaret Lee,
Systems Analyst
“Testosterone will make me into a woman again? I thought this sweater with embroidered cats would.”

Bobby Hirt,
Cabinet Maker
“Why all this attention on women’s sex drives? When will they come up with a pill that allows me to achieve and sustain an erection?”


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