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Old farts: sorry no lift, no tap! CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT THE BOTTOM

Gerald was brooding like a chook that had lost its egg.

If he was a chook he would have been pecking at the ground, its nose picking up all the little bits of this and that in the ground.

Eventually, because the rest of the guys were in minor twitches of mirth,  he said, rather sheepishly. "My lift is stuck on the ground."
Someone said rather loudly: "Take the stairs"
"Not that kind of a lift, you git," growled Gerald.
After a few minutes of silence, one or two "Ohs" were murmured.

It was not long before Dr Google was passing his phone around.

Here's what he had on the screen:

Doctor’s Response

The most common sexual problem in men as they age is erectile dysfunction (ED). In general, the younger a man is, the better his sexual function will be.

About 40% of men are affected by erectile dysfunction at age 40, and nearly 70% of men are affected by ED by the time they turn 70.

Aside from age, risk factors for developing ED include smokingobesitydiabetes, cardiovascular disease, inactive lifestyle, cancerstroke, and taking certain medications such as antidepressants or beta-blockers.

Psychogenic ED was thought to be the most common cause of ED, however, psychologic causes often coexist with physical or functional causes of ED.
Erection problems usually produce a significant psychological and emotional reaction in most men. This is often described as a pattern of anxiety, low self-esteem, and stress that can further interfere with normal sexual performance. This "performance anxiety" needs to be recognized and addressed by your health care provider.

There are several areas of the brain involved in sexual behavior and erections. In psychogenic ED, the brain may send messages that prevent (inhibit) erections or psychogenic ED may be related to the body's response to stressors and the release of chemicals (catecholamines) that tighten the penile muscles, preventing them from relaxing.

Certain feelings can interfere with normal sexual function, including feeling nervous about or self-conscious about sex, feeling stressed either at home or at work, or feeling troubled in your current sexual relationship. In these cases, treatment incorporating psychological counseling with you and your sexual partner may be successful. One episode of failure, regardless of cause, may propagate further psychological distress, leading to further erectile failure. Los of desire or interest in sexual activity can be psychological or due to low testosterone levels.

Individuals suffering from psychogenic ED may benefit from psychotherapy, treatment of the ED, or a combination of the two. Also, medications used to treat psychologic troubles may cause ED; however, it is best to consult with your physician prior to stopping any medications that you are taking.

Lots of "ohs", "ahs", "doesn't bother mes" and after that silence. You see most of these drinking buddies were past 75 and getting closer to their 80th birthday ... I suspect many were stuck on the ground floor and would be having a chat with their doctor, if only out of curiosity rather than practicality.

Such is life. There always comes a time to stop.

Just sharing because I checked it out with the doctor yesterday... Jimmy Blue!
Now there is no lift, no tap and the V doesn't help!

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