Five Myths About Viagra That Maybe You Thought Real

In the year 1998, the US federal agency FDA authorized the sale in pharmacies of the drug Sildenafil to treat erectile dysfunction under the brand name Viagra. Many couples in the world are suffering from this problem, derived from psychological or physiological disorders. Many men who until then had had to undergo costly and painful treatments to achieve an erection, saw their problem resulted in the intake of a simple, though expensive, pill.

For many of them, Viagra was a great leap forward that allowed them to reach a sexual normality in terms of penetration.

However, many years have been passed since Viagra available in the market, still there many myths about it. Following are 5 myths about Viagra that maybe you thought real:

Viagra increases sexual desire:

Viagra, the commercial name of Sildenafil, is a potent inhibitor of type 5 phosphodiesterase. The compound is responsible for filling the penis with blood. In many cases of erectile dysfunction, the problem is that the activity of said enzyme does not allow sufficient cyclic GMP plasma levels to activate the erection, which is caused by the massive entry of blood. Viagra solves this problem temporarily and therefore promotes erections.

It takes about half an hour after taking the pill and from then on it offers automatic erections for about four hours. However, it does not intervene on the libido of the person in any way and therefore cannot cause or increase sexual desire. It increases the erectile power of the person and allows you to maintain a prolonged intercourse or have several intercourses in a short space of time since, after intercourse and ejaculation, the penis easily recovers its erect position.

Viagra increases penis sensitivity and sexual pleasure:

It is totally false that Viagra increases sexual pleasure by itself. It simply causes a lasting and automatic erection that lasts several hours. In fact, some people who take Viagra as a weekend drug sometimes combine it with Ecstasy, since MDMA does increase the sensitivity of the skin and can increase the power of orgasms.

Viagra solves sexual problems of psychological origin:

People with erectile dysfunction of psychological origin can have a prolonged erection without problems with Viagra, which can help them sell fears, insecurities, frustrations, etc., and therefore reactivate their desire and their sexual health. But there has also been reported a case in which people without erection problems have adopted the use of Viagra as a 'sex drug' to improve their performance, to the point of making the medication a psychological crutch without which they cannot have satisfactory coital relationships.

Anyone can buy Viagra in pharmacies:

Legally all these medicines can only be purchased with a prescription in pharmacies. That is, only a doctor can prescribe one of these drugs, which are not indicated to people without problems of erectile dysfunction.

Taking Viagra without a prescription is dangerous:

Most people who take Viagra or counterparts without a prescription have prolonged erections without major problems. In general, Viagra does not entail dangers except for certain people. People with severe hepatic or kidney failure should also not take it, as well as those who suffer from hypotension or have had a recent myocardial infarction.

All in all, it is always advisable not to mix Viagra with any other drug that may have an effect on blood pressure. As Viagra is a medication, not a stimulant.