DH and I have been seeing (and chuckling about) this one particular commercial lately…

    The one with men holding (and frowning at) various phallic vegetables. (It’s for a website about PD.) Anyway, our question is:

    Are you supposed to take the vegetable with you to the doctor? (The guy in the commercial did.)

    And something we actually seriously wondered:  in order for a doctor to examine a problem with erections, does a man have to have an erection in the doctor’s office? Is that as horribly awkward as it was for my DH when he had to give semen for our fertility attempts?

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      From my husband’s experience, and me going with him to every appointment. No erections, or attempted erections, were necessary.

      Under the stars Answered on June 26, 2020.

      I am glad.

      on June 26, 2020.

      I’m glad to hear that.  I hope he is getting the treatment he needs.

      on June 27, 2020.
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        I think I have seen that commercial, and PD stands for Peyronie’s disease, which means the penis is bent in a peculiar way when erect. That is what the vegetables are supposed to illustrate.

        Blanket on a secluded beach! Answered on June 27, 2020.
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          What is “PD”?

          King bed Answered on June 26, 2020.
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            It’s probably supposed to be ED, erectile dysfunction.

            Under the stars Answered on June 26, 2020.
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              Ah, I get it now.   Not sure I would chuckle about that :/

              King bed Answered on June 26, 2020.
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                Bent?!   Ouch!   Those poor men. 🙁

                King bed Answered on June 27, 2020.
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                  Yes, it is the one about Peyronie’s disease and we are NOT laughing at the men who suffer from it. We just get tickled at the parade of oddly shaped vegetables and the thought of the gentlemen in the produce aisle at the grocery store, rooting through the various veggies, looking for just the right specimen to use as his visual aid when he goes to the doctor. Going through the checkout with just one veggie and getting the questioning look from the cashier. Sitting in the waiting room with four or five other men, all sitting there with their veggies, trying not to look at each other, or maybe doing a surreptitious comparison–“His carrot looks a heck of a lot twistier than this cucumber I brought. Whew! I might not be in such bad shape after all!”

                  Often our daughter is in the room, thankfully wearing headphones and playing video games, but the juxtaposition of how we are always encouraging her to eat her veggies and now here’s this commercial showing all these veggies in a context we definitely do NOT want her thinking more about…

                  The way TV advertisers have to be so careful how they present certain subjects while still getting their point across; we giggle at the Cialis and Viagra commercials, too.

                  We have nothing but compassion for those that suffer these types of issues, but just have a tendency to laugh easily and often.

                  Under the stars Answered on June 27, 2020.

                  As you can tell, I really don’t watch TV, and if I do, I really don’t pay attention to commercials 😆

                  on June 27, 2020.

                  Sometimes the commercials are more entertaining than the content. 😀

                  on June 27, 2020.
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                    I had painful erections for about a month then the pain stopped but what was once straight now resembles the smile of a happy face. I went to a uro and was diagnosed with pd, this was after a shot with a viagra type medicine and then a sonogram of the semi erection. The only treatment is xiaflex and it is wickedly expensive even with insurance and only

                    Cot Answered on October 20, 2020.
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