Free Viagra sparks romance in small Brazilian town
www.chinaview.cn 2006-11-18 13:49:03

    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 Luz.

    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.

    (Agencies)

Editor: Gareth Dodd
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