Is Viagra For Pleasure Harmful?

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My boyfriend, who is 36, takes Viagra even though he doesn’t need it. I don’t think he needs it, but he says he loves her because it makes him feel like a teenager again. Are there any long term effects? Is there a risk that he will become addicted to it for a good sex life?

The answer to both of your questions is yes. A study conducted at the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 found that men who used an erectile dysfunction (EDM) drug like Viagra recreationally were two and a half times more likely to have erectile dysfunction.

The correlation is not causation, but a subsequent study by the same research team that examined the mediating role of trust found that recreational use of EDM increased the risk of psychological dependence and was associated with less confidence in getting and maintaining erections, which in turn was associated with lower erectile function.

Since your boyfriend has not been diagnosed with erectile dysfunction, he is unlikely to get his pills from a doctor. Unless the seller is a regulated pharmacy, buying online is risky because the internet is full of counterfeit Viagra.

Research presented at the World Sexual Medicine Meeting in 2013 found that 77% of Viagra, bought on 22 websites, was fake. The tablets contained between 30% and 50% of the active ingredient sildenafil, and the remainder consisted, in no particular order, of blue printer ink, amphetamine, the antibiotic metronidazole and drywall plaster.

Men who use Viagra recreationally are also more likely to take higher doses than they should and more is definitely not better. Increased blood flow isn’t just limited to the genitals, and a facial flea, pounding heart, and throbbing headache are not sexy side effects.

In men who suffer from erectile dysfunction, Viagra and sexual desire lead to increased firmness. However, in healthy young men, the main impact seems to be on the refractory period – the time it takes for a man to have another erection after peaking.

Indeed, in a study conducted by Professor Nicola Mondaini of the University of Florence, no improvement in the quality of erection was reported in healthy young men who received one 25 mg tablet of Viagra. or a placebo one hour before intercourse. In the Viagra group, one in a group of 30 said taking the pill made them have easier erections and seven said the drug made them stiffer. In the placebo group, three men reported that the pill made erection easier and eight reported that it made them firmer.

These results demonstrate the power of the placebo effect. What was noted is that in the group of men taking Viagra, the refractory period decreased from 14.9 minutes before taking the treatment to 5.5 minutes after taking it.

Getting ready for sex again faster may make your boyfriend seem like a teenager, but what does his Viagra habit mean to you? Does he even ask you if you want to have sex before you take a pill? And if so, what if you say no?

Does her need to “improve” her sexual experience leave you less confident about her desire for you?

Using Viagra should never be a one-sided decision and it is important that you let her know how her habit makes you feel. If you talk to him, you may find that he doesn’t just use it for “fun”. Erectile dysfunction is more and more common in younger men and because it is linked to an underlying cardiovascular risk or conditions such as diabetes, men under 40 who have weak erections or unreliable should consult a doctor.

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