If you're like me, there's a certain amount of spam that you notice, even when you've got good spam filtering. For a while it was from people in Nigeria who were, like Diogenes, looking for an honest man (to help them get millions out of the country.)
Then there are the stock market tips followed by the fake-o sites where software is available.
But of late the turn is toward viagra and various way to enlarge the male organ.
This leaves me wondering ... is that what men worry about? I thought breast enlargements were a result of women wanting to please men because men were focused on that sort of thing, but have the men turned this onto themselves .. that is, thinking a woman is going to want to date the man with the biggest piece of equipment?
Yet judging from the amount of spam out there, there are some who believe that that's what males are thinking and the products they offer will cure these ills.
It's not how to be a better lover, but a "bigger" one, with pictures what would make a porn star blush. Like a fisherman who shows the size of the "big one that got away," the photos flood the internet with the claim, but we never actual see this "fish," and frankly I am not sure any of us want to.
Viagra continue to be seen as a one-pill-cure-all for fragile male egos.
Perhaps there are some women who want to be with someone of epic proportion, but I don't think it's the women who want to meet the man as much as the man who wants the equipment. Perhaps it has something to do with male competition that translates into our foreign policy as to which country has the biggest missiles.
Perhaps when some of our politicians stop sublimating their fears and anxieties, we'll have a foreign policy that is best on who's got the biggest arsenal.
Until, the spam keeps rolling on.