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Anyone know if the rates of erectile dysfunction are higher in the US than places that do not practice RIC? I'm just curious if there are numbers out there.
 

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I've wondered this, too.
 

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There is a study that shows that circed men get ED an average of 10 years before intact men. I'll have to see if I can find it.<br><br>
I don't think intact status is a guarantee against ED, though, as it has a lot to do with blood circulation, blood pressure, age, and general health. I also don't think it's necessarily accurate to assume anything based on Viagra sales, as some have tried to do before -- evidently Viagra is the new hot sex drug in places like Spain, from articles I've read in the paper. So I guess intact guys can benefit from it too, whether or not they have ED.<br><br>
ETA: <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=15833526&ordinalpos=7&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum" target="_blank">here's the link to the study:</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">We evaluated 125 patients, 62 uncircumcised men and 63 neonatally circumcised men. All patients completed the Erectile Function domain of the International Index of Erectile Function questionnaire. Of the 125 patients, 29 (International Index of Erectile Function score of between 25 and 30) were placed in the functional group, and 96 in the dysfunctional group. ... In the dysfunctional group, circumcised men (49 +/- 16 years) were significantly younger (P <0.01) than uncircumcised men (56 +/- 13 years).</td>
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Oh, I agree with you on those points (viagra sales not a good judge, and being intact doesn't make it impossible), I was just thinking that being circumcised would increase the incidence.
 

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Thanks for the study!
 

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I've always had a little pet theory about circ/impotence....with zero scientific reasoning of course, lol. But think about what else was going on in the mid-90's when the big push was on to bring viagra to the market....the baby boomers, the first almost universally circ'd generation, were hitting their 50's. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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