So I’m poking around my favourite joints on the internet, and run across a Eurekalert reference to erectile dysfunction research. Everybody knows that nitric oxide is what triggers the onset of an erection, but nobody had nailed down – sorry for the choice of words – what sustains an erection, which is the other half of working on ED. Turns out that you need a continuous cascade of nitric oxide to keep the jolly happening, some of which happens in the penis itself. At the very end of the article, there’s an offhand comment about how forskolin assists to keep this nitric oxide cascade flowing.
I’m thinking, Darwin’s Beard, a compound that assists with ED that’s called Forskolin? I mean, it’s like hiding a foreskin in plain sight. So I look up forskolin on wikipedia, and it sounds like homeopathy, it’s been offered up as a treatment for so many conditions. But no, science. And the molecule looks like Oh Ho Ho with a boner at both ends. But that’s just me, I can derive amusement from almost anything.