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Sex drugs rampant among teens - Boys use Viagra, Cialis, other stimulants

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Oct 31-Nov 6, 2013
Jamaica, NY
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Young adults, Kingston (Jamaica), men, Sexual behavior, Black markets, Prescription drugs
Asked why he was using Viagra at such a tender age, one teenager said: "We are not satisfied that we are able to satisfy our girls. Lovemaking is war," he chuckled. "If you don't perform they (the girls) will diss you ... so when me done wid har, she can't chat to me." A package of tiny white tablets called 'boom', 'gungu' or 'yana' that was on full display downtown contrasted with the colourful Viagra and Cialis. That, too, was in demand. "This one makes you yawn," explained a so-called user. The Gleaner team was later introduced to another location, where other sexual enhancers, including 'Stud 100', 'Black Ants' and 'Hard 10 Day', were available for sale.