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The picture I choose was a cartoon image of an elderly couple in bed. The elderly gentleman was contemplating the use of Viagra (used to help men maintain an erection) to sexually please himself and his wife. The elderly woman in the cartoon image was clearly not interested in his notion of intercourse. The message the media cartoon is trying to convey is that men are more sexually active than women. In my opinion the picture tells a story of a man who’s still young at heart and still has an interest in sexual activity. The woman on the other hand, in her mind is past her prime, not attracted to him anymore for whatever reasons, and feels as though her nightly reading is more important. If you look at the picture as a whole, it feeds into the stereotype that men think about sex more than women, old and young. “ According to the study, men think about sex more often than women -- they reported more spontaneous sexual arousal and had more frequent and varied fantasies” (Silver, 2017). The vast majority of Viagra ads and commercials cater towards older adults which implies that they are the population that needs Viagra. From Low Testosterone in men and Menopause by the Numbers: Facts, Statistics, and You on Healthline.com, we see that men and women both have medical reasons why there may be a decrease in sexual desire (Cappelloni,2016 and The Healthline Editorial Team & Gotter, 2016). We see that men suffer from declining levels of testosterone which may affect their moods, sex drive, erections and so on. The cartoon ad seems to give the idea that the elder man in the carton image has not lost his desire for sex but has only lost or has a decreased ability to engage in sexual intercourse.
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