Tuesday, March 11, 2008
This morning on Today, I heard Laura Schlesinger say Gov. Eliot Spitzer's sexual infidelity was his effort to fix what was wrong in his marriage. Dr (sic) Laura placed the blame for the whole thing squarely on the shoulder of his wife — apparently for her failure to be his mommy, though I admit I was lost there for a moment.
Come On! why can't Dr Laura call it what it is? She's a doctor, why can't she bring the weight of medical science to bear and describe this tragedy in medical terms? Gov. Spitzer is a victim of the scourge of RPS — restless penis syndrome.*
I first learned about RPS from a medical segment on the NBC News Magazine Saturday Night Live and it really helped me understand the anguish so many of my friends and relatives have endured. It also, just between us, made me take a good look at my own genetic risk for RPS...but that's another story.
What's important to say right now is, this is not a time for recrimination; this a time for healing. Give to the Restless Penis Foundation today. Someone you know suffers from RPS. Come on! Give it up!