Young Men Becoming Addicted To Viagra to Keep up With Women
They are young, healthy, and leading active sex lives. What their dates, girlfriends, and wives do not know is that they are addicted to Viagra. Behind the scenes, spontaneous encounters are carefully planned out in advance. The attractive confidence hinges on chemical compounds. There is nothing physically wrong with them, but an increasing number of young men still cannot imagine sex without Viagra.
Sexual therapists and physicians report that an increasing number of young men are coming to them for Viagra prescriptions. Most of them may be in their 20s, but even boys in their teens are turning to doctors for prescriptions against an erectile dysfunction that does not exist. Dr. Robert Garafolo, who practices at the Children’s Memorial Hospital and heads the youth services at Howard Brown Health Center, regularly meets with teenage boys who want Viagra. "There is nothing wrong with them, so I hear a lot of stories about anxiety or (failed) behavior," says Dr. Garafolo.