Study: men over 40 who use Viagra (or similar drugs) are twice as likely to also have an STD


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Real Men Don't Need Viagra

Remember how WEB WATCH TOLD YOU ABOUT HOW OLDER WOMEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE SEX? 

Well, you know how all those Viagra and other male enhancement drug commercials all say that the product “does not protect the user from sexually transmitted diseases”?  It ends up that there’s a reason for this disclaimer to exist, aside from the standard insistance from the legal department.

The ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE is reporting that OLDER MEN WHO USE ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION DRUGS ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO HAVE AN STD THAN THOSE WHO DON’T USE THOSE DRUGS.

See how that ticking biological clock can be a curse?  This may be a legitimate reason for older women/cougars to go after those younger men.

The study found that the STD rate in older men is growing, according to the CDC.  In 2008, they saw six new STD cases per 10,000 men over 40 in 2008 — a number that is 50% higher than what was reported in 1996.

Don’t misinterpret this report as saying that younger adults don’t have STDs.  They do – and often have a lot of them.  But the high divorce rate in older couples combined with better health and use of enhancement drugs by older men has resulted in more promiscuity in older men now when compared to years past.

And older people tend to think of condoms are merely birth control devices rather than for other protective measures.  50-year-olds were six times less likely to use a condom than men in their 20’s.

Other study findings include:

  • The most common STD in older men was HIV, followed by chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea
  • For those who use Viagra and similar drugs, more than 1 in every 500 had been treated for an STD in the year previous to when they began using those drugs.