Published On: Sun, Aug 14th, 2016

Schoolboy became Britain’s youngest Viagra addict at 13

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Schoolboy who started watching porn on his smartphone aged 12 became Britain’s youngest Viagra addict at 13

  • Teenage boy from Lancashire became Britain’s youngest Viagra addict
  • At height of addiction he was taking six pills a night at sex parties
  • He even stole hundreds of pounds from his parents to fund his habit
  • Now he is having bi-weekly psychotherapy sessions to curb addiction 

A teenage boy has revealed how a Viagra addiction he developed age 13 has ruined his childhood.

The boy, now 15, tried the impotency drugs after being told by his friends he would be ‘bad in bed’ with his new girlfriend when he lost his virginity.

He soon got hooked and eventually began taking up to six pills a night at teenage sex parties, only owning up to his problem when he found he could get an erection anymore without Viagra.

His parents, of Lancashire, were unaware of his behaviour and believed he was out at friends’ houses playing computer games – when he was actually stealing hundreds of pounds from them to fund his habit.

The boy, who began watching pornography on his smartphone aged 12, told the Sunday Mirror: ‘I feel I have no childhood now. It is ruined.

‘Most people think Viagra’s for middle-aged men, but you can easily get it in schools now. Parents and kids really need to know what’s going on. I wish I had never tried it.’

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He is now undergoing therapy as doctors warn his case is not uncommon among young teenagers who are taking the drug ‘recreationally’ and becoming ‘dependent’ on underage sex.

Steve Pope, who is treating the child, told the Mirror: ‘Schoolboys think it’s just a bit of harmless fun. But the initial buzz from the chemical combined with the feeling of invincibility makes it hugely psychologically addictive.’

Experts say the drugs do not have the same stigma as illegal substances and so are becoming more widespread.

The boy revealed he was put onto the drug in summer 2014 after making older friends who teased him about wanting to have sex with his girlfriend, and claimed ‘a third’ of children his age had tried it.

He added he ‘wanted to be like’ the men in pornography clips he watched and so took a pill when he was given it by his friends, without telling his girlfriend.

After having sex, he told her about the Viagra and said she welcomed it and asked him where he could get more.

But when returning to his friends he was quoted a price of £4.50 per pill, prompting him to steal cash from his parents.

He said he felt ‘disgusted by himself’ because he felt he had ‘no choice’ not to take the drug.

The teen revealed the full extent of his actions to his parents last November after becoming concerned about the effects of the drug.

He was subsequently diagnosed with compulsive sexual behaviour and is now in bi-weekly psychotherapy sessions in Blackpool, stating he will regret the addiction ‘more and more’ as he grows older.

Viagra was originally developed to help angina sufferers, and patients found it boosted their sex lives. It is still top of the pile in the number of prescriptions issued to patients.

It does not directly give a man an erection but works by boosting the natural mechanism that leads to an erection.

When a man is sexually aroused, certain tissues in his penis relax. This allows large amounts of blood to flow in, thus producing an erection. Viagra helps by elevating the levels of the chemical that causes the tissues to relax.

It achieved a success rate of 60-80 per cent, depending on the dosage, in trials.

But it doesn’t always work first time, and at least one rival claims a better success rate.

There have been well documented side-effects, including visual problems such as an increased sensitivity to light, blurred vision or an inability to tell the difference between blue and green.

Men who are already taking medicines that contain nitrates, such as nitro-glycerine for heart conditions, are strongly advised not to use Viagra because the combination can lower blood pressure too much.

While Viagra costs up to £6 a tablet, fake tablets can be bought for as little as £1.

Other similar pills are illegal, unlicensed generic erectile drugs from India, where they have been made in labs that would not meet British safety standards.

News Source Daily Mail

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