The latest “And Just Like That…” episode gives new meaning to the term ‘dry run.’
Fans of the show who watched today’s installment saw Harry Goldenblatt (Evan Handler) experience a ‘retrograde orgasm’ or ‘dry orgasm.’
“Retrograde ejaculation occurs when semen enters the bladder instead of emerging through the penis during orgasm,” according to the Mayo Clinic. “Although you still reach sexual climax, you might ejaculate very little or no semen. This is sometimes called a dry orgasm.”
The trouble begins when Harry’s wife Charlotte (Kristin Davis) encourages her husband to ejaculate on her chest as a special treat while their kids are away at camp.
Charlotte is perturbed when Harry finishes off with nothing to show for it.
Later, she has lunch with pals, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Anthony (Mario Cantone) and of course, brings up the topic.
“I believe the clinical term is dust bowls,” notes Anthony.
A discussion on semen ensues, with Charlotte explaining why she is a fan.
“It’s like confetti at a parade,” she shares. “It’s like the finale of fireworks on the Fourth of July,” causing the gang to gleefully dub her a “c-m slut.”
The couple consults a urologist who recommends that Harry performs kegels — an exercise usually associated with women who want to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles after childbirth.
But New York City urologist Dr. Scott David says that’s not entirely accurate.
“It’s by far a side effect of a known medication for most men,” he told Page Six exclusively. “If you’re not on medication and in the absence of having prior surgical procedures, it’s quite rare.
“The most common medication is called alpha-blockers, used to treat prostate disease.”
Dr. David also noted that he would not prescribe kegel exercises.
“Kegel exercises are more likely to delay ejaculation and either allow men to delay orgasm or go longer,” he said. “Kegel exercises will not promote ejaculation.”
Rather, a day or two after the drought-inducing medication is stopped, the tap gets turned on again.
Dr. David also noted that he’s always careful to warn patients if they are prescribed medication that could cause this side effect.
“If you don’t warn them of that, they think something’s broken or catastrophically damaged and it’s usually panic-inducing, so as a urologist I always warn them,” he said before stressing that the condition is “usually harmless.”
Not surprisingly, Harry’s issue is resolved by the end of the episode as viewers watch Charlotte vigorously masturbate him to orgasm.
“Happy Fourth of July,” she intones.