Side Effects? Bald is Beautiful, Baby!

study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggests that for some men, the adverse sexual side effects of Finasteride (marketed as Propecia, a treatment for hair loss) may persist for months or even years. And this is after these men stop taking this drug.

The author of the study, Dr. Michael Irwig of George Washington University, is quoted in an article on the study published by ABC News as saying "Our findings make me suspicious that this drug may have done permanent damage to these men. The chances that they will improve? I think that it is lower and lower the longer they have side effects."

In general, the term "side effect" has always troubled me since it is simply another way of saying "colateral damage." Differentiating "effects" based on underlying intention or primary target is disingenuous since unwanted consequences are also direct effects. 

I am confident that Dr. Geo will readily agree that bald is beautiful, as attested to here (check out that mug shot). The late, great Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas owned it, baby. Kidding aside, it is unfortunate that men who may be driven by a desire to be more attractive to potential mates may possibly be rendering themselves impotent in the process.

Sexual health and performance is no laughing matter. Our mission is to improve both your health and quality of life. We want you to live a fully-engaged life, one that embraces all the wonder and pleasure that being a man has to offer. This includes enjoying a great sex life.

Let's be smart about the choices we make. Exchanging one problem for another problem, or "paving over" the source of the problem, is not the right approach. In light of the importance of sexual health and satisfaction, we developed XY VGR and XY VGR 4 Pack as great options for our community of men.* If you feel that this aspect of your life could use some improvement, you can learn more here and here

As always, thank you for choosing XY Wellness. It is our great pleasure to work with you. Have a great summer, and by the way, if you are heading outside and feeling a little light up top, how about just donning a great hat? 

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