Would you rather have Alzheimer’s or Erectile Dysfunction?
Young men will say Alzheimer’s, old men will say ED.
Lover’s will say ED as they could not bear the thought of losing memories of their partners and loved ones. The wretched, the loners, the ones who could skip life and live in themoment will say Alzheimers.
That question could very easily be a joke. How do the two compare? Alzheimer’s is a destructive, soul withering disease whose suffering is morose, depleting, toxic and vitriolic. But on the other hand, fucking. Human identity is directly linked to memory. If we do not know who we are in the very instant prior to the present then we are no one. Memory is all we have that keeps us grounded in the world. It is our link to who we are and what we do. Memory, for all intents and purposes, is the soul. And yet, man’s masculinity and cultural identity is directly correlated to his sexual prowess. Size, motion, how long he can last, it is if a man’s member is his best friend and partner in crime (not literally, hopefully). It is his first toy. Part of his first sexual experience, how could he be forced to part with his own member? It is as if his child, best friend and himself all failed him at once. And yet, a man will live. A man’s life will continue. He will breath. He will remember his grandchildren’s name. He will still be in tune with every other aspect, including love, in the world. So ED, of course. I would much rather lose my sense of manhood than my life… right? Well the numbers and supply and demand say otherwise. Consider capitalism at it’s finest. A financial and social system set up by men, proliferated in a country founded by men and in all the major sects, continued to be run by men. A couple hundred millions dollars a year goes to Alzheimer’s research. Not bad, right? That is incomparable to the roughly $3 billion dollar market of the erectile dysfunction industry. Looks like the man already made their choice.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of sex.