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Viagra prescriptions skyrocket the week before Valentine’s Day

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New research from pharmaceutical data provider Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions shows that during the week prior to Valentine's Day of 2010, more Viagra prescriptions were written than any other time of the year. Just under 200,000 prescriptions totaling 1.34 million pills were recorded during the week of Feburary 5, 2010, amounting to a twenty-five-percent increase over the lowest-use week of the year, Thanksgiving week.

The spike in little-blue-pill use leading up to the February 14 holiday is not surprising. According to Debby Herbenick of Indiana University's Center for Sexual Health Promotion, there are high expectations for having sex on Valentine's Day. "It's kind of like birthday sex or Christmas sex," she said. "This is an opportunity that only comes up occasionally and they want to be prepared."

The "Pfizer riser" is still king of the erectile dysfunction drugs, despite rival Cialis' claim of longer-lasting effects than the four hours of enhancement advertised by Viagra. Chocolates, Viagra, and doing the dishes: if that doesn't do the trick, then maybe you need to be hanging with Charlie Sheen's "posse."