Yesterday, The Daily Beast’s Sam Stein posted this to Twitter:
Mid day cable news commercials pic.twitter.com/wJUIsakV8u— Sam Stein (@samstein) August 13, 2018
That’s an ad for Peyronie’s disease, otherwise known as Curved Penis, otherwise known as Bent Dick. This ad was surprising to me on a number of levels. First, I did not know that Curved Penis Disease was a thing. Second, I did not know that there were treatment options for it. Third, I didn’t realize that it was prevalent enough that it warranted a television commercial during cable news programming. Fourth, there are men who will accept money to be in an ad for curved penis disease.
I find this both fascinating and a little irksome because pharmaceutical companies are spending tons of money to develop and advertise a medication to treat curved dicks (which results from actual sex injuries) while there has been relatively little research done on PMS. Moreover, since 2003, funding for the National Institutes of Health has been cut by 15 percent (after inflation), which means that research and development has been largely left to the private sector, which is using their resources to … develop and promote treatments for bent dicks. We can’t treat guns as a public health problem, but we can treat curved penises.
But then again, powerful men like Bill Clinton apparently suffer from it, as we learned in the Paula Jones case, in which she was able to describe distinguishing characteristics of Clinton’s penis — specifically, Peyronie’s disease — which was backed up by former Clinton mistresses, as well as apparently his medical exams.