BEIJING, Nov. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- The mayor of a small
town in Brazil says his elderly constituents are much happier ever since he
started handing out free Viagra through a program titled "Pinto Alegre" in
Portuguese, or "Happy Penis" in English.
Joao de Souza Luz, mayor of Novo
Santo Antonio, in the central state of Mato Grosso, said
68 men over the age of 60 had already signed up for the program, which was
approved by the town's legislature.
"Since we started the free distribution of sexual
stimulants, our elderly population changed. They're much happier," said Souza
But the program has also had the unforeseen
consequence of encouraging some extra-marital affairs, Souza Luz said.
"Some of the old men aren't seeking out their wives.
They've got romances on the side," he explained..
Souza Luz said the city had decided to begin
distributing the Viagra pills to the wives of the men who signed up for the
program as a way to prevent extra-marital affairs.
"That way, when the women are in the mood, they can
give the pills to their husbands," he said.