That’s not bad news at all, Stephen. I’m 65 and Wendy and I still enjoy a healthy sex life. I haven’t resorted to any pills at all, mainly because I spent 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry, reviewing more clinicals than I’d care to admit. I even worked on the Pfizer account, including Viagra, and I’ve always wanted to write about the whole genesis of lousy blood pressure medications becoming treatments for ED. I guess I could have gone into more detail, but suffice to say, it’s pretty much what I’ve written. Viagra—and all ED medications—are essentially recreation drugs, but certainly critical in instances like diabetes when the drugs certainly help. If medications enhance a person’s—or couple’s—sex lives, it’s a good thing. At our age(s), why go quietly into the night? I prefer screaming.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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