Top tips on maximising the effects of viagra

A lot of men have taken viagra at one point or another in their lives, whether curiosity got the better of them and they wanted to see what all the fuss was about, or whether they were experiencing issues within the bedroom and wanted a little assistance.

Viagra is a little blue pill that comes in a variety of doses that dilates blood vessels in a bid to increase blood flow to the penis. This not only increases the duration of an erection, but can also assist with impotence and erectile dysfunction.

If you’re thinking of experimenting with viagra, or you’re thinking of using it for medical reasons, here’s a few tips to maximise its effects for the best results.

Avoid alcohol

Taking viagra out of the equation, many men know that a small amount of alcohol may not affect their ability to get an erection, but too much alcohol can have a negative effect and prevent you from being able to get an erection. It’s no surprise then that many men think taking viagra will remedy that, but that’s not necessarily the case as the alcohol in the bloodstream is still present. If alcohol is going to be consumed, it’s best to drink with moderation.

Don’t cut it in half

The viagra pill isn’t designed to be cut in half in order to double the use. It’s designed to be swallowed whole, not chewed, in accordance with the dosage that you receive. You may think that by cutting it in half you’re going to get double the use out of the one pill, but you’re going to reduce the effects and will likely end up either disappointed or taking the second half of the pill to remedy this.

Take it on an empty stomach

Consuming viagra either right before or during a hearty meal, its entry in to your bloodstream can be slowed down due to your digestive system focusing more on digesting that the meal that you’ve just had. Whilst this isn’t the case for all men, it has been noted that having a full stomach can delay the effects. The general rule of thumb is that you should leave two hours between having a large meal and taking the pill.

Obtain it from a reputable source

Studies have shown over the years that viagra is one of the most counterfeited drugs in history, therefore it’s imperative to ensure that you’re getting your viagra from a doctor or from an online source that has the credibility to do so. The last thing you want to do is order it from a dodgy website, or borrow some off a friend, only to find that it doesn’t work, it isn’t what you thought it was or something far more sinister. Your health is far more important than a quick fix.

Allow time for it to take effect

Patience is a virtue, as they say, and this is true for the use of viagra. It’s understandable that men may expect results straight away, but like any tablet it requires time to get into your system before taking effect. Those using the little blue pills should allow between 45 minutes and an hour before partaking in any sexual activities for maximum effect.

Stimulation is key

Your body can take on average 6 or 7 takes of the viagra pill before it gets used to it. For those who are taking it for the first time, or one of the first times, the effects may not be as great as desired and, particularly if you’re worried about failure in front of your partner, masturbation ahead of sexual intercourse is suggested providing direct stimulation to the penis. It’s worth nothing however that an erection won’t just occur from swallowing the pill, and that arousal is key regardless of how many times you’ve used it.

Health note

It’s worth noting, as a health risk, that viagra shouldn’t be used if you suffer with any of the following; heart-related health issues, any chest pain or a bleeding disorder. If an erection lasts for longer than four hours you should seek medical assistance in a bid to avoid any permanent damage.

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Found in Sexual Health