Friday, March 7, 2014
Failure to Launch
As my body ages, things change. Things slow down. Muscles wither, power diminishes, age spots appear, wounds take longer to heal, and my hands, feet, ears, nose and prostate continue to grow. Look at what you ‘youngins’ have to look forward to.
I made a call to a nearby urologist several months ago because my flow was losing some of its ‘oomph’. He prescribed Tamsolusin, a generic of Flomax that he promised would rectify the problem. It did. As an aside he mentioned that I might experience something called retrograde ejaculations and explained that the drug causes the muscles that normally constrict during ejaculation to remain relax and allow semen to travel into the bladder rather than out the penis. He told me that should this occur, the orgasm feelings would still be there but just without the accompanying semen flow.
The next time I was permitted a release guess what happened? Nothing! Oh I felt the sensation associated with an orgasm but nothing came out. It was so weird. Most all of the associated feelings remained but I couldn’t feel the stream traveling outward as it has always done before. I was so bummed. It was as if I was losing part of my manhood. “Geeze, this sucks,” I thought. Katie thought nothing of it but quickly decided to refer to me as ‘Backfire’. I’m so glad she can enjoy a moment of humor at my expense :).
That was several months ago
Last week we were watching the Oscar Award Ceremony and Matthew McConaughey won ‘Best Actor’ for his role in the movie, Dallas Buyers Club. Something at the time made me ask Katie if she had seen him play in the movie Failure to Launch. She replied, “Is that about a guy that can’t ejaculate normally?” She grabbed my groin as she spoke and I got the connection. I just grinned with delight.