South Dakotans’ Sexual Stamina Problem Prompts Provocative PETA Ad

If 'Fidel Castro' Can't Solve the Problem, PETA's Quirky Video Suggests Going Vegan to Last Longer

For Immediate Release:
February 24, 2014

Shakira Croce 202-483-7382

Sioux Falls, S.D. – In a recent ranking of states based on how long their residents have sex—from data gathered by the Spreadsheets smartphone app—South Dakota clocked in at an average 90 seconds, coming in 50th out of 51 (including Washington, D.C.). But PETA hopes to lend a hand to the beef-heavy state’s residents and is in talks with ad companies in Sioux Falls to run an eyebrow-raising video spot that puts a face—Fidel Castro’s—on the missile crisis that affects many meat-eating men: a lack of staying power in the bedroom.

Another Cuban Missile Crisis,” which the group hopes to run during late-night TV, shows a would-be Casanova trying to distract himself from jumping the gun, but not even picturing Fidel Castro’s head on his girlfriend’s body can prevent him from prematurely blasting off. The video concludes, “If you go vegan, you can last longer. Try thinking about that,” and is the centerpiece of PETA’s website offering health tips and facts about how going vegan beats taking Viagra.

“PETA’s video is a fun way to remind men that what goes on in the kitchen impacts what goes on in the bedroom,” says PETA Associate Director of Campaigns Lindsay Rajt. “Meat, eggs, and dairy products are loaded with cholesterol that can clog your arteries—but healthy vegan meals will keep the blood flowing to all your organs.”

While most people realize that vegans are, on average, less prone to developing heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity than meat-eaters are, many are unaware that the cholesterol and saturated fat in meat and other animal products restrict the flow of blood to all the body’s organs and can lead to impotence—the fear of which can lead to premature ejaculation.

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