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Top 6 Viagra Myths People Still Believe

Posted in Erectile Dysfunction 09 Jan, 2016

The topic of impotence is a rather sore topic for gentlemen. Even its very name describes a state of powerlessness, of smallness, of weakness, and a general lack of manliness. Therefore it's very unsurprising that pharmaceuticals dedicated combating the effects of erectile dysfunction and those who use them are broadly misunderstood, and subject to a wide array of beliefs and rumours that are, more often than not, completely false.

No wonder then that men often chose to suffer in silence, rather than actually do something to improve their health and their outlook on life.

To assist in that regard, we've compiled a list of the six more common myths surrounding Viagra that have yet to be discounted as the rubbish they are. Know them well, for there's no reason to let the idiocy of other people keep you from doing what you want to do.

1) Viagra Improves Your Sex Drive

The most prevalent myth about Viagra is that it's an aphrodisiac, and that taking it will make a man more virile and sexually aroused. More outlandish claims even say that Viagra will turn a men into a sex machine. This isn't actually true – all it does is increase blood flow to the penis to induce an erection. So while the user in question may very well be ready to perform physically, he won't actually be any more interested in sex that he was before.

Likewise, the erection will dissipate as it normally would after erection. While there are cases of Viagra and similar products causing erections that can last for hours, these are not intended effects and require immediate medical attention.

Sexual arousal is still something that needs to be induced, both by the user of Viagra and their partner. And how to achieve that is not a topic that will be discussed in this article.

2) Only Old Men Use Viagra

The common image of someone buying pharmaceuticals to get himself in working condition is that of an OAP shuffling awkwardly to the chemist's desk in a pair of slippers, with a box of Viagra and a murmured explanation of "It's our 50th Anniversary next week".

While it's true that older men are a more likely to develop erectile dysfunction, the condition actually affects people in younger age brackets too. At least 40% of men in the USA, for example, have an erectile dysfunction in some shape or form. Others are only in their early to mid-fifties. Indeed, the hardening of arteries in the penis, which make erections harder to get and sustain, begins as early as the teens, so even by the age of twenty men can experience less reliable erections.

So don't worry. Erectile dysfunction is not a sign of getting old, not is buying anything to treat it with.

3) Viagra Stops Ejaculation/Prevents Pregnancy

Viagra in no way, shape, or form prevents a man from ejaculating. All it does is induce an erection, and all other functions are left alone. Equally, the erection will also soon be lost as it normally would when ejaculation has been achieved.

Linked with this, Viagra does not prevent pregnancy either, and never has. It does not stop the man from orgasming, and it does nothing to make him incapable of conceiving. If you wish to prevent a pregnancy, use a condom and the pill instead.

4) Viagra Works Better with Alcohol and Other Drugs

It absolutely does not. Using alcohol or any other drugs with Viagra is, as it is with any other pharmaceutical, very dangerous and could cause all manner of health problems if improperly used. As it stands, Viagra works perfectly fine on its own and does not require any assistance from third-party chemicals. If anything, using alcohol with Viagra makes it less effective, so it still defeats the point.

5) Viagra is Addictive

Chemically speaking, there are no components to Viagra that can make it an addictive substance. You can have as many as you please (just not all at once…) and have no more desire to take them than you had before.

What can happen, however, is psychological addiction. A man may believe that he cannot achieve an erection without Viagra, or that Viagra is necessary for him to achieve orgasm, or satisfy his partner. In this case, all that needs to happen is to slowly wean yourself off the drug until you're confident you no longer need it. After that, there are no withdrawal effects typical to addictions.

6) Viagra Causes Heart Attacks

Perhaps associated a little with the Old Man myth, there's also a common perception that Viagra and related pharmaceuticals increase the risk of a heart attack. This is likely rooted in the mistaken notion that having blood diverted to the penis is somehow bad for the circulatory system and makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood to other areas of the body.

The fact is, however, Viagra is perfectly safe to use as long as you use it safely, which is typical of any drug you take. Studies have shown a minimal connection between those who take Viagra and a risk of heart attack.

In cases where heart attacks have occurred in users of Viagra, the cause was already present before the drug was taken, such as high cholesterol or heart disease. If such conditions are known, no doctor will prescribe you Viagra in the first place.

Find out more information about how Viagra really works or purchase it safely from 121doc.

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