Yesterday, as I was walking down Fifth Avenue, I noticed a major health hazard: A beautiful woman.
As she passed, every single man paused briefly to stare… at her. At her long legs. At her perfect waist-to-hip ratio. It didn't matter who the man was, either: a construction worker, a stock broker, Anderson Cooper. Kidding, on that one!
Then I was walking behind a handsomely boyish gentleman — one of those guys who belongs on a billboard, or in my basement. As we headed down the avenue, not one woman turned her head to look.
The difference between men and women: we care, they don't.
Men look at every woman with a selfless wish for sexual fulfillment — hers, of course. Women, meanwhile, are thinking about shoes.
What are the health consequences of this for men? It's called Sexual Rejection Syndrome — or SRS — and it contributes to high stress levels, that in turn affects your heart and blood pressure.
SRS-related stress also has been linked to depression, obesity, suicide and gas. My own studies have shown that alcohol consumption rises sharply after sexual rejection.
It's not far-fetched to say that nearly everything that kills men is linked to SRS.
Isn't it time to stop looking at this as a gender issue and more as a health issue?
Women already live 8 to 10 percent longer than men. And it's not hard to see why: Sexual Rejection Syndrome — the cruel killer.
It's time women joined the fight against SRS. That time is tonight at 3 a.m. The place: Manhattan's Bryant Park. I'll be wearing a wetsuit with a back flap and a sky blue ribbon that means "Say 'No!' to SRS."
Dass ist mein Darmgefuehl!