Viagra

Published by Sarah Horrocks
Published on 15 May 2008

Impotence or erection problems? Viagra can help. The little blue pill can be taken for erectile dysfunction, mainly that linked to age.

Impotence or erection problems? Viagra can help. The little blue pill can be taken for erectile dysfunction, mainly that linked to age.

How does it work?
It relaxes the muscle at the base of the penis whose contraction prevents blood flow in the penis. The pill must be taken 30 minutes to 1 hour before sex because it takes on average 25 minutes to act.

When can Viagra be taken?
Uniquely available on prescription, Viagra is prescribed for impotence (erectile problems, in medical terms) caused by various factors (diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression, addictions, age, lack of self confidence, stress etc.). Erectile problems mean the sufferer is unable to maintain a hard enough erection for full penetrative sex. Manual aid from his partner can be essential in order for a couple to have satisfying penetrative sex.

Who can't take Viagra?
Some medications can interfere with Viagra, so it’s not recommended in some cases. Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking any type of impotence aid. Viagra is not recommended for men with heart problems, who are advised not to have sex for medical reasons, and men with liver problems or high blood pressure.

Side effetcs
Viagra can cause headaches, rashes and temporary sight problems; however, these are moderate (although excessive use can cause more serious problems).

Problems linked to Viagra
As well as the physiological problems described above, Viagra can also make men feel that sexual performance is enough to make a relationship work. Although it is associated with a healthy relationship, erection is not the only important issue at hand. For some couples, especially older couples, Viagra can help them have an active sex life again, which does not always please the woman, so it can cause tension in the relationship and even lead to infidelity.