This book follows a year as the author struggles to come to terms with his erectile dysfunction problem at the ripe age of 40. His first task is to identify the cause of the problem. He begins to conduct experiments on himself to try and pinpointMoreThis book follows a year as the author struggles to come to terms with his erectile dysfunction problem at the ripe age of 40.
His first task is to identify the cause of the problem. He begins to conduct experiments on himself to try and pinpoint what is the matter. Some of these include:• Filling out an on-line test to determine if he is gay.• Taking the blood pressure of his penis.• Wrapping stamps around his penis before bed to see if he has any nighttime erections.• Checking his sperm volume by ejaculating into a test tube.• Videotaping his sexual performance so that he can look for problems.Initially thinking it is all in his head, after a few months of continuing issues, he becomes convinced there is something physically wrong.
He goes to the doctor who thinks it is just mental as well, giving some samples for erectile dysfunction medication to help boost his confidence. When the results come back from the lab though, it turns out he has the testosterone count of a 70 year-old man. His body is not producing enough testosterone so the doctor suggests hormone injection therapy. What this basically means is he will have to get a shot every month, putting the testosterone he cannot make naturally into his body.
Determined to figure out a way for his body to do what it is supposed to, he undergoes a series of trials and tribulations to increase his testosterone levels.For those that enjoyed My Dirty Little Secret, this is a five years later look at what happens to men through aging.