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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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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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