17 February, 2007

The evening drive (@) home :: Gulf News

Doctors warn that prolonged stress and other emotional problems, such as anxiety and depression, can cause a host of problems, including decreasing intimacy.

There is no denying that sex is important to strengthen a couple's bond and keep the relationship going, says Dr Saoud Al Moulla, head of the psychiatric department at the Dubai Department of Health and Medical Services (Dohms). "Sex plays a large role in love. It's important from a psychological and biological standpoint,” he said.
When you keep stopping and starting, watching for someone to turn, to adjust for something and be alert [in traffic jams], it can be more exhausting than driving on a straight long road ,” he said.

In the long term, this can lead to problems in the bedroom, with men temporarily losing the ability to have or sustain an erection.

This condition is called psychogenic erectile dysfunction, according to Dr. Rosie King, a sexual health physician from Australia, who is attending the 3rd Pan-Arab Society for Sexual Medicine Congress in Dubai.

She said the Global Better Sex Survey, which she helped design, found that the ability to have an erection, and therefore sex, was very important to both men and women. "A tired man is not a sexy man. Being stuck in traffic saps people's energy," she added.
Another cost of traffic congestion. Bring on the tolls.


Anonymous said...

True - but then you'll have to work harder and longer hours to pay for the increased toll charges :)

Taunted said...

What a load of bollocks.

nick said...

I really had a good laugh reading this article in the morning.

"Sorry honey, not tonight - I've just been dry-humped on SZR!!!!!"

fellow atheist said...

I spend 2 hours driving back home from work every day. I have been with the same woman for the past 6 years and don't find my sex drive (or hers for that matter) affected any. We average 3-4 times a week.

So, there. Oh, I'm also a smoker, which also should decrease your sex drive.

Silly Gulf Snooze.

shakira (her hips don't lie!) said...

hmmm! talk about the forbidden stuff .
freesom of the press or just fodder?

Anonymous said...

So, John, how would tolls do anything to relieve traffic in Dubai when there are no real alternatives to car transport? It's all very nice to use theory to imagine that things would be different, but until the Metro and monorail are completed it's utterly useless to think this would have an impact other than on that stretch of Sheikh Zayed Road being affected. And there, you'll have tailbacks stretching several kilos from the cash booths and a massive knock-on effect on all the other roads. This toll scheme is, at best, bizarre (at least until 2010 or later).

John B. Chilton said...

No toll booths in the plan.

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