Vibe company's claim of "Nerve Damage" due to......

Vibe company's claim of "Nerve Damage" due to......

P'Gell P'Gell
I just read a VERY good review on a vibe made by Emotional Bliss, and the company (not the reviewer) claims that "drinking and smoking can contribute to nerve damage" which, I assume requires the use of their products.

I have to at least disagree on the grounds that there is really NO evidence based data to support this. (Again, the review was VERY good, and the reviewer did NOT make the claim as her own.) Although, smoking tobacco and overuse of alcohol is not good for people, there is little evidence that it causes "nerve damage" to the genitals. Some circumstantial evidence seems to point to long term (decades) of use of these drugs to Erectile Dysfunction in some men. But, it is not conclusive. MANY conditions, most of them not under control of the person, can cause ED.

A lot of older women have a natural desensitization of the clitoris due to age, and declining hormone levels during perimeonpause and after menopause. I don't know if there is real research that points to either "drinking" or smoking as a cause.

My Orgasmic Threshold has increased like crazy. I used to have easy, immediate, no fuss Hair Trigger orgasms, now I need Hitachi-Wahl power to get anywhere. I have, however, never drank alcohol or smoked. Mine, as well as other women's orgasmic problems are due to hormone problems.

As Sex Toys are not reviewed by the FDA for their claims, I just hope that this idea "if you have trouble reaching orgasm, it's due to something YOU did to yourself" doesn't become widespread.

As women, we have enough to deal with.

Thoughts, comments, references?

Again, this was NOT anything the actual reviewer said, (the review was GREAT!) I need to reiterate that. The company made the claim and I am simply doubting their "this plus this, equals this, and our product will fix it." way of looking at a common, yet often misunderstood, and multi causal problem.
08/18/2010
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Annemarie Annemarie
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I just read a VERY good review on a vibe made by Emotional Bliss, and the company (not the reviewer) claims that "drinking and smoking can contribute to nerve damage" which, I assume requires the use of their products.

I have to at ...
I drink fairly often (a glass of wine virtually every night, a cocktail twice a week or so, but I don't get drunk), and I've never noticed any lack of sensitivity regarding such.

It seems a bit ridiculous to say such, and it seems presumptuous. There's obviously other things at play in their studies, such as age.
08/18/2010
Fanny Fanny
Super interesting!
08/24/2010
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Well, if you smoked like 3 cartons all at once and deprived your system of oxygen OR drank enough then maybe it could happen. Either situation would make you pass out, and possibly fall out of bed onto the vibe, ramming it into your clit, and yep that might cause nerve damage. Otherwise I seriously doubt it's a valid claim.
08/24/2010
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