Australian Lefty on Politics, Governance, Science and Info Management

Yobbos will use New Scientist as an excuse

Posted by Dave Bath on 2009-01-27

This from New Scientist won’t help the campaign to stop yobbos drinking.

Headlined "Alcohol stops men being a flop in bed", the opening line is:

"Men might want to remember a new rhyme: a drink a day keeps erectile dysfunction away".

Apparently it’s got something to do with anti-oxidants.

After accounting for differences due to age, smoking and heart disease – all risk factors for E(rectile)D(ysfunction) – Chew and colleagues found that drinkers experienced rates of impotence 25% to 30% below those of teetotallers.

I can just imagine the yobbos doing their maths… "um, so moderate drinking decreases the risk by a factor of 3 or 4, so… if I drink, um, 3 or 4 times as much, (….. 4 * 25 = 100), there is a 100% chance I’ll never have a problem… and if I smoke too, then I’ll have to make up for that with more drinking!  Yippee!!"

Here’s a tip guys, from a celibate teetotaller who’d find ED convenient:  you’ve got nothing to worry about if you drink a bucket of water before you go to bed, and you’ve got to twist your body in painful knots first thing in the morning to ensure you don’t miss the toilet bowl.

But then, the yobbos probably never care whether they miss or not.


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