Why does the US military buy so much Viagra?

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  1. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    That's a good reason.
     
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    Because the defense budget is porking America.
     
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

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    To what end. So they can procreate? Correct me if I'm wrong if there's another reason someone needs an erection via Viagra.
     
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    if you only have sex to procreate you are doing it wrong..........
     
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    No argument. However we're talking about an administration that wants to defund birth control distribution and sex education but is passing out Viagra like candy?
     
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    Because we sent boys overseas to be torn apart physically and mentality. ED is to be expected.

    This is the point I think people are missing when comparing the transgender reassignment surgery costs to viagra purchasing costs. It's apt in one sense, but completely ignores that ED medication in most cases aren't a recreational drug given to soldiers.
     
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    said a few times already, republicans are penny wise & dollar stupid when it comes to these matters.
     
  9. samcraig macrumors P6

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    On the other hand though - for some it is. And what about money for women who serve? Is there an equivalent?
     
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    Don't forget that Viagra was designed as a heart medication but a side effect was dudes poppin out. So they rebranded the drug.
     
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    Because our troops need a good side hustle. And I'm not being sarcastic. It's too easy to get whatever you want in the military, and sell it for a profit. Common practice.
     
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    Of course it is for some. I just don't want to pit two groups who need medical help against each other in the public mind. That devalues everyone. The flippant reporting and facebook memes on Viagra costs only serve to frame it as completely unnecessary, which personally I find to be cruel.

    As for women, I honestly don't know. The "viagra for women" was a crass and blatant money grab by Big Pharma for a drug that doesn't deliver the equivalent results as the mens version because female sexuality isn't nearly as....mechanical (hydraulic?) as men's.
     
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    It's a misconception that Viagra only fixes ED. That's marketing mumbo-jumbo. It dilates blood vessels (which can help in most ED cases), which means it can enhance the performances of a soldier in other areas besides the bedroom. If a healthy young man takes a pill, he can be faster and stronger.
     
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    I didn't mean the equiv for viagra specifically. I meant some other treatment that the government spends a lot of money on to ensure women have what they need during/after service.
     
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    make up? Jenny Craig?

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    It's pointed out today in discussions on MSNBC that the realistic projected annual costs of transgender medical treatment is dwarfed by other routine medical treatments, showing once again what a big fat liar our President is.

    The theory is being floated that this is standard procedure for Supreme Leader to divert attention from what really threatens him, Russian probes.

    Lindsey Gramn said today that if Session is removed by Trunp, it would result in Holy Hell, and if Mueller is removed, it would signal the end of the Trump Presidency.

     
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    Well of course the timing of this "announcement" on transgender soldiers was purely a deflection of attention.
     
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    Too many soldiers using steroids probably. Big muscles, shrinkage and impotence.
     
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    Your posts seem to indicate a very clear and overt disrespect for those who serve. Is there a particular reason for that?
     
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    Yeah. That's a thing that's banned and is against the UCMJ unless via prescription. Linkage
     

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