MONOGAMY FALLACY BENEFITS DRUG COMPANIES IN THE BILLIONS

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Every year, millions of people around the world are being told they have a non-existent disorder and being sold medication that benefits pharmaceutical companies in the billions of dollars.

Background History:

In my previous post (Monogamy Violates the Laws of Nature), you were presented with the research showing that not only does monogamy (one man-one woman, forever) violate the laws of nature, but humans are predisposed genetically to having multiple partners. While there are some social benefits to monogamy, biologically and genetically it is not natural. In spite of the pressure from socially imposed rules and customs, it is nearly impossible for people to continue to be sexually stimulated by the same person forever. Genetically, humans are wired biologically to become more sexually aroused by different partners throughout their life. We all know this intellectually and intuitively. If in doubt, consider this:

The Seven Year Itch:   The phrase was first used to describe an inclination to become unfaithful after seven years of marriage Divorce rates show a trend in couples that, on average, divorce around seven years. Statistics show that there is a low risk of separation during the first months of marriage. After the “honeymoon” months, divorce rates start to increase. Most married couples experience a gradual decline in the quality of their marriage around the fourth year. Around the seventh year, tensions rise to a point that couples either divorce or adapt to their partner.[3] In samples taken from the National Center for Health Statistics, there proves to be an average median duration of marriage across time. In 1922 the median duration of marriage that ended in divorce was 6.6.[4] In 1974 the median duration was 7.5. In 1990 the median duration was 7.2. While these can fluctuate from year to year, the averages stay relatively close to the seven year mark.[5]

After the first kiss, the second one is never the same.   The connection between the emotional and physiological aspects of love have been heavily studied. The parts of the brain[6] responsible for the effects of love are the ventral tegmental area,[7] hypothalamus,[8] the nucleus accumbens,[9] and numerous other parts of the brain. These parts of the brain create the side categories of love: sex, romance, and attachment.

Familiarity breeds contempt:   Sexual lust for a partner comes from the hypothalamus. This controls the hormones in the body, which then create the physical responses (rapid breathing, accelerated heart rate) that are characteristic of a person in love. All of this is part of what you are born with genetically. The BRAIN and GENETICS will determine when you are sexually stimulated, and the evidence shows that it is normal for humans to lose sexual interest in their partner in a short period of time, while still retaining the ability to become sexually aroused by a new partner.

Other interesting Statistics:

In the USA, 50% of marriages end in divorce. Of those who remain married, 25% of men and 20% of women admit to having cheated. This means that nearly 75% have found other sexual partners.

The divorce rate for a third marriage is 73%–When it comes to marriage, practice doesn’t make perfect. In fact, it only seems to make you worse.

In China, over 5,000 couples a DAY get divorced.

Nearly every movie made involves some aspect of sexual lust or infidelity.

Computer porn sites are thriving all over the world, in spite of herculean efforts by some countries to shut them down.

Even politicians, who are under the watchful eye of the public 24/7, are more apt to be booted out of office for sexual indiscretions than being voted out.

Hollywood stars, married to the most desirable partners, have higher divorce rates than the average population… (more opportunity?)

SO NOW, THE SCENE IS SET:   Biologically, genetically, humans are wired to normally be sexually aroused to their partners for a short period of time, after which they are more sexually aroused by the presence of another potential partner.

ENTER THE PHARMACUETICAL COMPANIES:
If you are a pharmaceutical company, your dream is to find a medicine that treats or cures a common disease. But, your GOAL is to make money, clear and simple. It is NOT to save humanity from some dreaded disease or reduce pain and suffering. If that we so, the pharmaceutical companies would be selling drugs at reasonable prices so everyone that needed them could benefit. And yes, it is true that making new drugs can be costly and finding new diseases to treat takes time. So, wouldn’t it be easier to INVENT a disease, then sell an already existing drug at an inflated price, to treat the invented disease! You only need to convince most of the population that they have this ‘disease’ then offer a treatment. Profits would be in the billions. And, that is exactly what happened.

In 1998, a pharmaceutical company got a drug approved called Sildenafil to treat angina (chest pain). The drug was not very effective but one of the side effects patients reported was having an occasional erection after taking the drug. The drug company then decided to market the drug for people suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) and charge a higher price than the original drug. The problem is that REAL erectile dysfunction is not a common disorder and is limited to a small percent of the population.

Erectile Dysfunction is also called Impotence, but let’s be honest, it sounds better for the drug companies to say you have ED than you are Impotent. ED is a “disorder” that anyone or everyone can fess up to, but being Impotent is reserved for the really sick!

According to the medical experts (Merck Manual), Erectile Dysfunction can come from five causes:

1. Endocrine Diseases

The body’s endocrine system produces hormones that regulate metabolism, sexual function, reproduction, mood, and much more.

2. Neurological and Nerve Disorders

Several neurologic conditions can increase the risk for impotence. Nerve conditions affect the brain’s ability to communicate with the reproductive system. This can prevent a man from achieving an erection.

Alzheimer’s disease

brain or spinal tumors

multiple sclerosis

stroke

temporal lobe epilepsy

Men who’ve had prostate gland surgery can also experience nerve damage that causes impotence.
3. Taking Medications

Taking certain medications can affect blood flow, which can lead to ED. A man should never stop taking a medicine without his doctor’s permission, even if it’s known to cause impotence.

4. Cardiac-Related Conditions

Conditions that affect the heart and its ability to pump blood well can cause impotence. Without enough blood flow to the penis, a man can’t achieve an erection.

Atherosclerosis, a condition that causes the blood vessels to become clogged, can cause impotence. High cholesterol and high blood pressure (hypertension) are also associated with increased risks for impotence.

5. Lifestyle Factors and Emotional Disorders

To achieve an erection, a man must first go through the excitement phase. This phase can be an emotional response. If a man has an emotional disorder, this affects his ability to become sexually excited.

DO YOU NOTICE ANYTHING ABSENT?

Interesting that the five reasons for erectile dysfunction does not include normal biological lack of interest due to the natural genetic makeup of humans. This essentially opens the door to say basically EVERYONE HAS OR WILL HAVE ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION in their life. The drug companies have a happy future, at our expense.

Remember:

The money is not in selling drugs to those that absolutely need it, but in selling drugs to those that don’t need it, but think they do.

HOW EFFECTIVE IS VIAGRA? I think the real question is: “how effective is Viagra in treating those with REAL erectile dysfunction, as compared to how effective is Viagra in treating men and women who have NORMAL reduced sexual desire for their current partner?” If Viagra was treating a genuine disorder, you would expect a high percent of positive comments. However, if not achieving an erection and a lack of sexual interest with a long-term partner is a normal biological genetic event, then you would expect to see large numbers of people saying, “ït didn’t work for me” And, from what I could find on line, this is exactly what I found. Viagra works for some and does not work for others.

And, just when you thought it could not get better they now have a Viagra equivalent for women!

ENTER VIAGRA FOR WOMEN, called Flibanserin
The Viagra equivalent for women (Filbanserin) was rejected by the FDA several times, stating that the effects were not strong enough to warrant approval. Studies with women taking the drug only had a .5 to 1 more sexually satisfying event a month! (obviously, having .5 or ½ of a sexually satisfying experience a month can only be described as statistical… I wouldn’t know how else to describe it without laughing). The side effects are fatigue, low blood pressure, fainting, etc.

But, I will bet that 99% of the women in the study would have no trouble having a “sexually satisfying experience” more frequently if Brad Pitt or George Clooney were under the sheets. So, is it justifiable to say these women have a “disorder” that prevents them from having a “satisfying sexual experience” with their partner. It seems that calling something a “disorder” allows physicians to “prescribe” the drug, and allows the drug companies to set a “whatever the market will bear” price.

I recently interviewed a sex therapist (MD) who treats patients for what they think is ED (erectile dysfunction). Many say they are not capable of achieving an erection or sexual excitement with their partner and therefore, must have a treatable physical disorder. However, when presented with a NEW sexual partner, or a pornographic movie, they can magically achieve an erection and sexual excitement again. The same is true for both males and females.

CONCLUSION:

IT IS NOT NICE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE, unless you are a drug company wanting to make billions.

As of 2013, the manufacturer of Viagra has made 2 billion US dollars!!

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4 thoughts on “MONOGAMY FALLACY BENEFITS DRUG COMPANIES IN THE BILLIONS

  1. Lots of food for discussion here. Not that I disagree. We live in a world of ‘take this pill and call me later’.

    I imagine the list could be much longer than Brad Pitt and George Clooney and include both sexes.

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  2. Very interesting article although I don’t always agree with it. The problems with the ideas of monogamy and faith in marriage is that they come from an era when people did not live so long, had less choice and morality was imposed by religion as a glue to hold society together via the family unit. There is both a monogamy fallacy and there isn’t. Our values and thinking on alternative lifestyles and choices are catching-up with changes but at the same time there are plenty of couples who are monogamous and have good sex lives. I guess that’s the point – there’s no one size fits all!

    The drugs companies though are making a fortune preying on the anxieties and illusions of society.

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