Lame Study Says Men Can Blame Wives & Friends for E.D.

group of friendsMust women be blamed for everything? A new study published in the American Journal of Sociology has found that men who suffer from erectile dysfunction may now attribute the problem to their wives being friends with their friends. Yup -- this is real. Sociology professors are calling it "partner betweenness."

They say it happens when a female partner comes between a man and his friends, as in she's close to the same males as he is. Carry the one ... that means your husband's penis gets intimidated when you laugh at one of his friend's jokes, and you're suffering the consequences in the bedroom. Yippee.

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Those penises man, I tell ya. Those little dickles are so fickle! Here's how the researchers explain it:

Men who experience partner betweenness in their joint relationships are more likely to have trouble getting or maintaining an erection and are also more likely to experience difficulty achieving orgasm during sex.

So if you're besties with your man's besties, if you guys share friends, you could be paying for it between the sheets. If it's not one thing, it's another, isn't it ladies?

One day we don't hang out with his friends enough, the next day we are hanging out with his friends and boom: He can't get it up. However, there might be a silver lining.

The study was conducted using 3,000 men aged ... 57 to 85. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that possibly their age has more to do with impotency rather than the high-fives their wives are giving their friends, right? Sounds like we who are dating or married to men under 55 might not really face this problem.

Either way, it's not positive news. The fact that our friendships with their buddies could threaten their masculinity enough to keep their willy down seems kinda sad. Sigh. Guess you can't argue with science, though.

What do you think of the study?


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