American men spend $500 million each year on reportedly bogus male enhancement products.
There is nothing new about sexual performance products fraud. There is good reason, however, to suspect that it is becoming increasingly common. Underperforming men, since time immemorial, have been easily taken in because of their especially high degree of vulnerability.
Quacks and charlatans often obtain their victims from responses to advertisements placed in sexually oriented sites or macho themed portals. Ads typically purport to increase penis size, various devices to be used during sex, or bogus hair growth remedies. Another way that victims are found in through direct email solicitations. The perpetrators are especially adept at obtaining the names of older men.
Quacks with more sophisticated scams, such as pseudoscientific psychotherapy or purported treatments based on the mysteries of the orient or the occult, sometimes obtain victims through TV advertisements or websites.
The following are a few tips for preventing impotence fraud:
Tip1: Beware of All Solicitations That Use a Blatantly Suggestive Sexual Theme
Solicitations that contain soft-porn pictures or titillating advertising copy deserve to be rejected. Impotence is a medical problem, and while promotional activities are permitted to some extent in the medical field, such activities are limited to the presentation of factual material and generally accepted standards of good taste.
Tip2: Beware of All Solicitations That Are Too Good to Be True or Ridiculous
Fraud should be suspected whenever a solicitation offers to provide a medication, service, or some form of information that offers rapid and guaranteed results. The medications now in common use for treatment of impotence are found on many medical portals.
All these drugs should be used only under medical supervision. Nevertheless, the African rhinoceros has become an endangered species due to the continuing belief in the Far East that the ground horn of a rhinoceros will improve potency. Young men continue to be taken in Tijuana and other border cities by the hawkers of “Spanish fly”.
Some forms of medication promoted by quacks can be dangerous. One example is chelation therapy, which has been promoted for treatment of hardening of the arteries, as well as for impotence. Men sometimes sniff amyl nitrate and other aromatic substances in the belief that it enhances the orgasm. The real result may be a severe headache or even damage to internal organs.
Penis size nostrums are often sold with ridiculous claims that promise not only a dramatic increase in physical dimensions, but also an extraordinary improvement in the buyer’s sexual fortunes.
Tip 3: Beware of All Solicitations from Individuals with Questionable Professional Qualifications
It is a mistake to believe that the medical establishment is the repository of all wisdom. The history of medicine does include many instances of the rejection of ideas later proven to be valid. Outsiders, such as the chemist Louis Pasteur, have also made major contributions to the medical field.
Nevertheless, there is very good reason to be cautious of solicitations made by individuals with credentials well out of the mainstream or with no credentials at all, or of solicitations by misunderstood or rejected would be geniuses.
A few excerpts from a recent email from North Carolina sums it all up:
“Close your eyes and imagine the ecstasy of making love to a women like the one whose picture is enclosed. The solicitation includes a glossy, 3- by 5-inch color photograph of an attractive, suggestively clad woman.”
If you’re not as firm as you were in your teens and 20s – let me tell you about a natural way to regain rock solid potency that works like a miracle.
After years of frustration, I met an old friend. He told me how his sex life had turned around by following some very simple instructions.
The secrets that my friend revealed to me have been published in a special report: “How to Restore Your Potency.” And now for the good news. “How to Restore Your Potency” is yours for only $19.95.
“How to Restore Your Potency” will do just that restore your potency. If it does not, you may return the report for double your money back. Thinking that perhaps we had missed something, we rushed off our $19.95 payment. About a week later, a 21-page soft-cover booklet arrived in the mail. The secret promised in the advertisement turned out to be “shiatsu,” a method of massage described as “the ancient Oriental technique for erotic arousal.” Shiatsu is said to be widely practiced in Turkey, Egypt, China, and Japan and obviously for good reason. Shiatsu will not only restore your potency, but will cure chronic constipation, skin rash, headaches, backaches, ulcers, and even heart conditions.
Penetration or, given penetration, finds that the duration of erection proves inadequate for the mutual satisfaction of both parties. Before concluding that impotence has occurred in a given episode, it is sometimes necessary to consider whether the time was sufficient to permit the achievement of an erection and the orgasmic characteristics of the female partner.
The length of time to achieve an erection can vary considerably for different men. An average man in his mid-twenties often experiences an erection in 25 seconds given only visual stimulation, such as the present of an appealing female partner or the viewing of erotic material. Other men, especially with increasing age, tend to require more time and some degree of physical manipulation. It is reasonable to conclude that failure has occurred when an erection is absent after a period of several minutes, assuming a favorable environment, erotic stimulation, and reasonable manipulation by a cooperative partner.