Record number of men over 80 take Viagra ‘to carry on as teenagers’

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Men received 182,000 Viagra prescriptions last year, including 5,759 over the age of 90 – the oldest being 99. A sociology professor said older men wanted to behave like “very mature teenagers”.

Record number of over-80s now taking Viagra

A record number of men over the age of 80 are taking Viagra, proving that old age doesn’t have to be a depressing factor.

They received 182,000 prescriptions last year, including 5,759 over the age of 90 – the oldest being 99.

The figures show how much older lotharios feel compelled to behave “as if they were biologically very mature teenagers”, says a sociology professor.

Frank Furedi, from the University of Kent, said: “Contemporary culture sends the signal that sex is for life. Many older men think they have to have a full sex life by any means necessary. They quickly become the “Viagra generation”.

This comes as more wrinkles are looking for sex on dating sites and dating apps.







A sociology professor says older men want to feel like teenagers
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The most famous elderly Viagra-popper was Playboy chief Hugh Hefner, who died aged 91 in 2017. His hearing loss was blamed on the pills – and other side effects may include color blindness and dizziness.

Last year there were 4.29million prescriptions, which cost the NHS £19million. Men in their 60s had the most. As of 2020, the oldest man to get a prescription was 102.

The total number of Viagra users is higher because it is sold over the counter and online.

The NHS said: ‘Decisions on the prescription of these medicines rest with GPs, depending on a patient’s individual clinical needs.’

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