I note, with some irony, that pretty well the only spam I receive these days (what with SpamAssassin killing things on the server-side and Apple’s Mail deleting a good amount of the rest) is Viagra-related. Even virtually, the stuff can make things go where they’re not otherwise intended by nature.
There’s no doubting that “dick unhardness” (the official Pfizer term is “erectile dysfunction”) is a valid problem, and something that Viagra can help with. It’s unfortunate that the spamsters have taken this on as their latest cause.
Pfizer, makers of Viagra, have a helpful page on their website called “Tips for Talking to Your Doctor.” They include some helpful opening lines that you can use to break the ice. For example:
“Doctor, I’m having some trouble getting erections and I’m concerned.”
“I need to talk with you about my sex life.”
Fair enough: as I can’t even imagine talking to my doctor about Viagra (or anything nether, for that matter), I can see how these might be helpful.
But what about:
“Have you seen the VIAGRA commercial with Winston Cup Driver Mark Martin?”
“Have you seen the VIAGRA commercial with Major League Baseball Star Rafael Palmeiro?”
Must we really turn our lives into branded parodies of themselves to overcome our discomfort with talking about sex [or not]?