We take a look at the pitfalls of ED meds and why they won’t magically fix your sex life.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) medicines have been hailed as a miracle for men who often fail to rise to the occasion, but the truth is, ED drugs do have their pitfalls, and they won’t magically fix your sex life either.
Some men say that they have trouble reaching orgasm, whilst others say ED drugs reduce sexual spontaneity. Others may fail to respond to the medicines, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t work. In fact, it’s more likely they’re being taken the wrong way, or with unrealistic expectations. No, ED meds won’t turn you into a superhuman lover and, no, they won’t get you instantly aroused. You still have to do some of the work yourself.
Sure, these meds should help you gain an erection, but if you’re not sexually stimulated, they will more often than not leave you dangling. That’s because when you become sexually excited, your brain sends a signal to your penis that says “hey, it’s party time” and then another chemical is released to spark an erection. ED drugs work on the second signal, so if the first one doesn’t come a calling, then you may as well have taken a placebo.
So, it’s important to work on foreplay, setting the mood and becoming sexually stimulated before you pop the little blue pill. Otherwise you may as well just go to sleep.
Some men will find that the minimum recommended dose may not be enough to overcome the problem. Now, we’re not saying rush out and down a whole pack, and people with health conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol or diabetes should always start on the lowest dose. But if you’ve not had success with ED drugs, you may want to ask your doctor if it’s okay for you to take more. But, as always, make sure you do consult a health professional before playing around with your dosage, because, if you go take too much, you won’t be walking out your bedroom door sideways for hours, if you catch my meaning …
It’s also worth noting that it’s best to wait at least two to three hours after eating before swallowing your pill. And you’ll then need to wait at least an hour after taking it for the effect to take hold. Some ED drugs actually take longer. It’s not an exact science, so it’s best play around until you hit the right note (pun intended). Now you get why some men say it kills sexual spontaneity …
ED drugs, although a modern-day medical marvel for men, are still relatively hit and miss when it comes to guaranteed results. As with everything in life, there are few guarantees and, added to the fact that most men aren’t given enough information on how to use ED drugs in the first place, it’s as much a case of trial and error as, well, sex itself.
And although most men over 50 who use ED drugs say that they experience positive effects from them, many will still experience the odd snag. So don’t be disheartened. If you can’t get it right the first time, then try, try again. It’ll be worth it in the long run.
Read more at Men’s Health
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