By Odeon Black
Do you remember this scene from the movie Austin Powers?
Quartermaster Clerk: [returns Austin's personal effects after the reanimation process] One Swedish-made penis enlarger pump.
Austin: That's not mine.
Clerk: One credit card receipt for Swedish-made penis enlarger, signed by Austin Powers.
Austin: I'm telling ya baby, that's not mine!
Clerk: One warranty card for Swedish-made penis enlarger pump, filled out by Austin Powers.
Austin: I don't even know what this is! This sort of thing ain't my bag, baby!
Clerk: One book, "Swedish-Made Penis Enlarger Pumps and Me: (This Sort of Thing Is My Bag, Baby)", by Austin Powers.
Clerk: Just sign the form.
Austin: Okay, thank you, handy man. I'll sign here, just to get things moving. [laughs] You know.
It was a very funny scene, with a grain of truth in it for men with disabilities. We often, do not want to talk about our "little problems" or big issues. We want to sweep them under the rug and hope that nobody ever ask. The reality is, we don't want to talk about our penis. Especially, if it does not work as it should, due to our disability. It is easier, sometimes, not to think of it at all.
In short, we fear the penis.