Truth about Viagra Myths

Before taking any medication to treat ED, you should be able to distinguish fact from fiction.  The longer a drug is on the market, the more the line blurs between myth and reality.  These untruths can cause men to believe a medication is not working effectively.  False information can also result in unrealistic expectations about what to expect from a particular treatment.  Following are common myths about Viagra.

Myth 1:  It is an aphrodisiac

This is perhaps the most common myth about this drug. Men falsely believe it to be a super drug with the power to increase one's sex drive.  In reality, this drug only treats ED.  It has absolutely no effect on your libido.  If you have a low libido to begin with, it may not even be effective in helping you maintain an erection once you are sexually stimulated.

Myth 2:  I will have an erection as soon as I take a pill

Many men have this fear and hesitate seeking appropriate treatment as a result. Jokes abound regarding men who have experienced instantaneous erections in embarrassing situations. It is simply not true.  The medication is designed to help you develop an erection in a natural sexual setting.  In short, you must first be aroused before the drug works.  Additionally, it can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes for the medication to become active in your system.

Myth 3:  I will never experience ED symptoms again

Viagra is a treatment for ED, not a cure.  This is an important distinction to understand so you know exactly what to expect when taking this medication. There are many reasons men experience ED symptoms.  And medications may not work each and every time to the degree you want.  It is likely your ED symptoms will significantly decrease while taking this drug, but there may still be times when you are unable to achieve an erection hard enough for sexual intercourse.

Myth 4:  I cannot contract an STD

A particularly dangerous myth, this is blatantly false.  You not only can contract an STD but you can also get someone pregnant without proper precautions.  Viagra is in no way a replacement for these precautions.  Believing that places you and your partner at unnecessary risk.

You should approach using Viagra to treat ED as you would any other drug.  Learn as much as possible about it.  And be realistic about your expectations.