In a meeting of scientific minds, astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson hosted sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer on his “Star Talk” podcast, and what started as a viewer’s question about the former planet Pluto segued into a topic firmly in Westheimer’s wheelhouse.
“Concerning Pluto’s planetary status, does size really matter?” Tyson said, reading the question before laughing.
“Neil, tell all of your viewers: size of that part of the male anatomy that we are talking about — the penis — size does not matter,” Westheimer replied. “A woman’s vagina can accomodate all sizes. Now, if someone has a miniscule one, that’s another story.”
Westheimer also had advice for men looking to increase their sexual self-esteem.
“Here is what I tell them to do — not in your studio, at home,” she offered. “Stand in front of a full-length mirror, bring yourself to sexual satisfaction, stand there and admire the erection. You will never worry about penis size again.”
Later in the show, Westheimer also offered her perspective on male enhancement products, or “chemically-altered sexual performance” pills, as Tyson called them.
“Anybody who’s doctor says they can take these pills, I have nothing against it,” she said. “However, an important point: Here’s a man taking the pill, he now has an erection from the floor to the ceiling -”
“I’ll take your word for it,” Tyson interjected.
“He comes home, and he says to his wife, ‘Pop into bed,’ because he thinks that’s the last erection of his life,” she continued. “He forgot her birthday. He forgot to bring flowers on Valentine’s Day. If there’s a sports event in our culture, for three days he hasn’t talked to her. He was watching television.”
“Beer and chips in front of the TV,” Tyson said in agreement.
“And everybody here in your studio, [and] who watches you, knows what that wife is going to say to her husband, what to do with that erection,” Westheimer concluded. “I’m all for help when it’s needed, only by prescription.”
Watch Tyson and Westheimer discuss the ins and outs of love, as aired Monday on the “Nerdist” YouTube channel, below.
‘Weakness doesn’t win elections’: Indivisible co-founder explains why members are holding #ImpeachTrump rallies
The growing support to commence impeachment proceedings by House Democrats is driven by their need to fire up grassroots support to hold control of the chamber, an Indivisible co-founder explained on MSNBC.
"The call for impeachment continues. this as protesters are hitting the street in more than 140 rallies planned across the country. Organizers say the "Impeach Trump" event is a day of action urging House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings," MSNBC's Richard Lui reported Saturday.
"A new survey from the indivisible project finds 80 percent of their respondents say the House should start impeachment proceedings," he noted. "Right now in the House, 63 Democrats and one Republican support impeachment."
Mississippi fast food cashier ‘terminated immediately’ for ugly racist slur on customer’s receipt
The owner of a fast food restaurant in Mississippi "terminated immediately" an employee after a racist and misogynistic slur of patrons.
When Lex Washington visited Who Dat's Drive-Thru in Oxford with her roommate, the cashier listed them on the receipt as "black b*tches in a silver car."
A manager reportedly refused to apologize at the time, and instead "laughed in her face."
A photo of the receipt then spread on social media.
Dem lawmaker serves notice to Hope Hicks that Trump won’t be able to save her when he grills her during Wednesday’s hearing
On Saturday, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) gave MSNBC's Alex Witt a brief rundown of what he wants to learn from former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks at her closed-door testimony next week — and warned that if Hicks tries to use executive privilege as a shield, Democrats will not stand for it.
"Let's talk about Hope Hicks," said Witt. "What do you expect to hear from her that she has not already offered in testimony?"
"Here's what's important about Hope Hicks," said Deutch. "She was a key part of the Trump campaign, which is a large part of the report is focused on. She was a key part of the Trump Administration in the early days, and that's the reason that she's a prominent figure in the Mueller report."