Record number of men over 80 taking Viagra ‘to carry on like teenagers’

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

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A record number of over-80s are now taking Viagra

A record number of men over 80 are taking Viagra – proof of age doesn’t have to be a downer.

They received 182,000 prescriptions last year, including 5,759 over 90s – the oldest was 99.

The numbers show how older Lotharios feel pressured to “behave like they’re biologically very mature teenagers,” says a sociology professor.

Frank Furedi from the University of Kent said: “Contemporary culture is sending out the signal that sex is for life. Many older men feel that they must have an extensive sex life by any means necessary. They’re quickly becoming ‘Generation Viagra’.”

It comes as more wrinkle seek sex on dating sites and hook up apps.







A sociology professor said older men want to feel like teenagers
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The most famous older Viagra popper was Playboy boss Hugh Hefner, who died in 2017 at the age of 91. His hearing loss has been blamed on the pills – and other side effects may include color blindness and dizziness.

Last year there were 4.29million prescriptions costing the NHS £19million. Men in their 60s got the most. In 2020, the oldest man to receive a prescription was 102 years old.

The total number using Viagra is higher since it is sold over the counter and online.

The NHS said: “Decisions about prescribing these medicines rest with GPs based on a patient’s individual clinical needs.”

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