How hard can you get?

2010-05-16 11:16

Not sure whether your package is firm enough to take you the whole

nine yards?

Worry no more because the new erection hardness measurement scale

is here to help you. The four-point scale measures penis hardness, starting from

Grade 1 (which feels like marshmallow or dough) to Grade 4 (fully rigid, like a


The scale, distributed by ­Pfizer, will be used by doctors to asses

their patients.

Internationally acclaimed sex health expert Dr Rosie King says

erection hardness is as ­important to men as their ability to perform in bed.

“In studies conducted in the Better Sex Survey in Africa and Middle

East countries, sex ranked high as a priority. However, 81% of the men and women

were not completely satisfied with their sex lives,” says King, who is the

author of Good Loving, Great Sex and Where Did My Libido Go.

King believes a Grade 4 erection contributes to a better sex life

and well-being.

“If you cannot achieve a Grade 4 erection, seek professional help,”

she advises.

» Meanwhile, a little town south of Santiago in Chile is ­improving

the quality of life for it’s senior citizens. Men of 60 and older are given free

Viagra four times a month to improve their “quality of life”.

“It’s done responsibly. It’s not just like handing out candy at the

corner,” Gonzalo Navarrete, a physician and mayor of the poor town of Lo Prado,

told the Las Ultimas Noticias newspaper, according to Reuters.

Navarrete said he was spurred to act after hearing older men in his

town complain about not getting enough sex.

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