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Addicted to Viagra: A growing number of young men canít cope without those little blue pills
Daily Mail ^ | 10/04/2012 | By TANITH CAREY

Posted on 10/04/2012 5:21:33 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

To the casual observer, bachelor Daniel Atkinson looks like any other healthy, athletic young man in the prime of his life.

Six foot tall with chiselled cheekbones and a trim physique, Daniel admits he never has any difficulty attracting the opposite sex.

But Daniel, 32, has a very intimate secret. When he wants to have sex with a woman, he needs up to two Viagra pills to perform.

The blue tablets, which are available on the NHS, have long been viewed as essential medication for men in their 50s, 60s and beyond.

But Daniel is one of a growing number of young males turning to the drug due to performance anxiety, triggered by a host of psychological issues from the proliferation of porn on the internet making ‘normal’ sex seem boring, to financial pressures.

Viagra was even blamed for its part in the suicide of a 24-year-old writer earlier this year, after his girlfriend discovered he was secretly using it.

James Andrews’s body was found on a railway line between Bristol and Bath on Valentine’s Day. An inquest into his death revealed how he’d rowed with girlfriend Eleanor Sharpe — a ballet dancer who appeared in the Olympic closing ceremony — over his use of the drug, despite the pair enjoying a ‘normal physical relationship’.

Daniel, now an entertainment promoter, was just 20 and on a weekend with friends in Amsterdam when he took his first pill. It was supplied to him by a friend, after he had picked up a girl.

Even though he had never had erectile problems, he was so impressed by the extra stamina it gave him he continued to take the drug with subsequent girlfriends.

On two occasions, he was even prescribed it by his GP, albeit with warnings about the long-term effects

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: sex; viagra
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1 posted on 10/04/2012 5:21:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

ya can’t fix stupid with a little blue pill


2 posted on 10/04/2012 5:23:49 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SeekAndFind

they spelled “addicted” wrong


3 posted on 10/04/2012 5:26:15 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (ABO to the core.)
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To: SeekAndFind

4 posted on 10/04/2012 5:27:02 PM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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To: SeekAndFind
Pathetic. Just pathetic. The neuterization of the culture is nearly complete.
5 posted on 10/04/2012 5:28:29 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind

You have to be careful about mixing viagra with other drugs. There are unwanted side effects. I knew a guy who took viagra while using rogaine. His hair stood up.


6 posted on 10/04/2012 5:33:14 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is anyone else getting absolutely sick unto death of ads for various pills and supplements to improve mens’ “performance”? I understand that this is a real problem for some people, but for God’s sake, can’t you keep it between you and your doctor?????


7 posted on 10/04/2012 5:33:43 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Mandrake gestures hypnotically)
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To: SeekAndFind

Today was a Viagra day. Long and hard.


8 posted on 10/04/2012 5:38:36 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: VoiceOfBruck

***Is anyone else getting absolutely sick unto death of ads for various pills and supplements to improve mens’ “performance”?***

Ever see any of those adds from the late 1800s for “Impotence”? Funny.


9 posted on 10/04/2012 5:38:59 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: SeekAndFind

Depends on the gal he’s with.


10 posted on 10/04/2012 5:41:21 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: martin_fierro

They’d save a fortune if they’d crush the pills and snort just a small part of it. Not that I’d know that of course...


11 posted on 10/04/2012 5:43:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: VoiceOfBruck
Is anyone else getting absolutely sick unto death of ads for various pills and supplements to improve mens’ “performance”?

Oh, indeed I am. Although, the ponderous list of grave side-effects usually prompts me to count my blessings.

And what on earth is the deal with the two bathtubs? That's just bizarre.

12 posted on 10/04/2012 5:44:15 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SeekAndFind
Just young men?
13 posted on 10/04/2012 5:45:07 PM PDT by x
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
No, but you inspired me to look them up, LOL.


14 posted on 10/04/2012 5:46:52 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Mandrake gestures hypnotically)
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To: SeekAndFind

If ever there was a headline ripe for a typo, that’s it.


15 posted on 10/04/2012 5:46:51 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Blue pills? Mine have been yellow! No wonder they make me pee!


16 posted on 10/04/2012 5:48:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The blue tablets, which are available on the NHS, have long been viewed as essential medication for men in their 50s, 60s and beyond.


Yikes! I’m 58 and don’t even think about it. I had no idea.

I suppose if you stay in shape and never take it, there is no need for it. But it looks like it’s like so many illegal drugs: Once you start taking it, you NEED it, no matter how old you are.


17 posted on 10/04/2012 5:51:41 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: WVKayaker

How long have you been waiting for just the right thread to use that GIF?


18 posted on 10/04/2012 5:52:07 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Damned if I do, Damned if I don't. Damn it, I will!)
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To: Erasmus

RE: If ever there was a headline ripe for a typo, that’s it.

Never have I been so tempted... :)


19 posted on 10/04/2012 5:58:25 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

What does his girl friend look like?


20 posted on 10/04/2012 5:59:07 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not sure what to conclude from this story, is it hard for these young men or not?


21 posted on 10/04/2012 6:01:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Let me recommend Spanish Fly.


22 posted on 10/04/2012 6:04:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: x
Just young men?

Yeah, that does seem odd. Maybe the age group referenced in the article is too young to have received that classic bit of late-1980s advice from this guy:

"Lick the alphabet!"

:-)

Seriously, something seems to have gone off the rails in terms of expectations of normal sexual performance.

23 posted on 10/04/2012 6:10:31 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: VoiceOfBruck

What you got against smiling Bob?


24 posted on 10/04/2012 6:12:35 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: SeekAndFind

What?

You were expecting something else?


25 posted on 10/04/2012 6:16:02 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: rmlew
What does his girl friend look like?

I don't know, but I got this pic from the article itself...


26 posted on 10/04/2012 6:23:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
Addicted to Viagra: A growing number of young men can’t cope without those little blue pills

ANTIDEPRESSANTS DIRTY LITTLE SECRET TO THE YUTES

27 posted on 10/04/2012 6:28:22 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: cuban leaf

Mrs L has made it clear that I am not allowed in the same room with that stuff. I’m 53 and still desire her physically every single day, more than once a day if she’d let me. LOL

She says if she could bottle my libido she would be the richest woman on Earth.


28 posted on 10/04/2012 6:33:15 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: forgotten man

You have to be careful about mixing viagra with other drugs. There are unwanted side effects. I knew a guy who took viagra while using rogaine. His hair stood up.
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He needs to understand that if his hair remains standing more than four hours straight, he needs to immediately go to a barber.


29 posted on 10/04/2012 6:34:57 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Did you hear about the guy who went shopping for a three-piece suit? When the salesman asked him what the occasion was, Leroy said, “Well now, the doc says I’s impotent, and so if I’s impotent, I believe I should look impotent!”


30 posted on 10/04/2012 6:42:03 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: SeekAndFind; Lazamataz

Damn... I’d hit it.

But, I’m not sure Laz would. :-)


31 posted on 10/04/2012 6:43:19 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: SeekAndFind

Young males have been led to believe they can engage in fornication, self abuse and fill their minds with pornography with no consequences.
Their problems won’t be fixed by taking or not taking a pill, but made worse.


32 posted on 10/04/2012 6:49:30 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Lurker

more than once a day if she’d let me. LOL


In our case, it’s mutual. ;-)

If young people only knew what they were in store for when they become empty nesters, assuming they marry the right person and treat them right - both sides.


33 posted on 10/04/2012 6:51:48 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Charles Martel

“More ‘T’, more ‘T’, I love capital ‘T’!!!” OH-OOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!


34 posted on 10/04/2012 6:55:55 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: forgotten man
You have to be careful about mixing viagra with other drugs. There are unwanted side effects. I knew a guy who took viagra while using rogaine. His hair stood up.

So true. I know a guy who took viagra and Ex-Lax. He didn't know if he was coming or going.

(Okay, I have to confess, that's a Rodney Dangerfield line.)

35 posted on 10/04/2012 7:01:22 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: bobby.223

Americans don’t learn the Cyrillic alphabet to talk to Russians. Not Russian men anyway.


36 posted on 10/04/2012 7:02:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: cuban leaf

“The blue tablets, which are available on the NHS, have long been viewed as essential medication for men in their 50s, 60s and beyond.”

I have serious problems with that statement. My husband is a 56 year old pilot that has to have a medical every 6 months. For years his doctor has been offering him Cialis at every visit. His reply is that he has no problems in that area. Once, I accompanied him due to other errands. It was sickening watching the young pilots from the local airbase come out with their Cialis gift bags- literally gift bags. My husband’s father sired 3 children in his 70s before Viagra was available. It isn’t essential medication. I can become needed because of lifestyle choices and health, but it’s certainly not “essential.” It can, however, be essential for premature infants with breathing problems.


37 posted on 10/04/2012 7:08:18 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: bobby.223
"While I'm down here, I'll just write a letter to Santa!" :-p

Kinison is twenty years dead and buried, but his recordings can still make me laugh 'til my sides hurt. Can you imagine that guy being teleported into 2012 and given a Twitter account? He was the antithesis of political correctness.

38 posted on 10/04/2012 7:10:25 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SeekAndFind
he was so impressed by the extra stamina it gave him

What in the hell is wrong with the "stamina" of a normal man? There's probably very, very few people who WANT to have intercourse for hours.

39 posted on 10/04/2012 7:11:55 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: forgotten man

We had a Viagra truck crash into the river up in the Delta and none of the draw bridges would go back down for nearly 4 hours.


40 posted on 10/04/2012 7:14:21 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: forgotten man

We had a Viagra truck crash into the river up in the Delta and none of the draw bridges would go back down for nearly 4 hours.


41 posted on 10/04/2012 7:14:41 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: SeekAndFind
he’d rowed with girlfriend Eleanor Sharpe

I'm picturing a boat but here she is, a ballet dancer.

42 posted on 10/04/2012 7:20:40 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: cuban leaf

It’s a godsend to those who have prostate cancer!


43 posted on 10/04/2012 7:21:49 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: VoiceOfBruck
Is anyone else getting absolutely sick unto death of ads for various pills and supplements to improve mens’ “performance”?

I got sick of those "bathtub" ads, but after a while I kind of liked them. There was one where everything morphed into a ski resort and a chair lift materialized and on they climbed ... now if I only could get a hold of THAT !

44 posted on 10/04/2012 7:26:01 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: forgotten man

“They say if it lasts for more than four hours to call a doctor....heck, if it lasts for more than four hours, I’m calling EVERYBODY!”


45 posted on 10/04/2012 7:26:25 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: driftdiver

If he keeps himself up then he should have no problem unless it’s medical (low testosterone, prostate cancer, High BP, etc.)

The best way to “enhance performance” is with practice. To be good it takes practice, to be great it takes more practice.

Keep your sex life active and your performance gets better and better with increasing frequency and better familiarity with the way your body works.

Those nitwits; male and female who think porn is sex as opposed to an enhanced performance are simply stupid.

Having edited pornography in a past life, I can assure you it is not what you think. Every frame, every scene is the result of hours of “work” by the actors, and make no mistake they are actors, not lovers. The male actors know their bodies, and know how to “control” themselves and their limits.

The unedited material is simply repulsive. You can hear the director talking, barking instructions to the performers, camera people, lighting, set, props, It can take up to 32 hours to create 30 minutes of M on F.

30 minutes of F on F can be done in an afternoon. If one notices the amount of F on F material out there, it is because it is cheap to make, relatively disease free and there are no performance limitations on the female actors that exist in men.


46 posted on 10/04/2012 7:29:04 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: dfwgator
Including my high school sweetheart....who dumped me at prom!!!

How'da like me know????

47 posted on 10/04/2012 7:35:06 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: luckystarmom
Thank you for your post, many people on FR who are posting on this thread are totally insensative and have no clue how diabilitating protate cancer and prostate issues are regarding ED. A friend of the family, healthy male, just 40 diagnosed with prostate cancer, underwent radiation therapy, another friend, 62 diagnosed with prostate cancer in early stages. Both men suffer ED through no fault of their own. Viagra and Cialis are quality of life drugs for these men and their wives. These are just two of millions of men suffering ED as a direct result of prostate issues.

Sad to read some of the foolish comments made. Wait until some of these same posters are struck and effected with ED as a direct result of prostate issues through no fault of their own. They will thank God such drugs exist when it hits them personally.

48 posted on 10/04/2012 8:44:19 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: GreenHornet

A man who is taking iron supplements can’t take Viagra because it makes him spin around and point north!


49 posted on 10/04/2012 9:15:36 PM PDT by TEXAS1947
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To: Jmouse007

I had an argument with a sister years ago about medical advertising. There are legitimate uses, but it shouldn’t be marketed to, and pushed on, males that don’t have a legitimate medical need. It’s been turned into a recreational drug, and that’s wrong.


50 posted on 10/04/2012 9:23:33 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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