Facebook Pixel

Is Your Partner Taking Viagra?

 
Rate This

Viagra is a very popular drug that is often used to facilitate sexual intercourse later on in life. But it is also effective in treating premature erectile dysfunction disorder, which has given rise to a surprisingly young user demographic. Its widespread usage continues to affect more men AND women each day.

While Viagra can help to stimulate blood flow and enable sex in the physical sense, psychological factors are just as important to the process of making love (as most women know). Therefore, many couples find themselves still struggling to connect with one another even after Viagra enters into the equation.

As it says in a statement released by the faculty at Harvard Med, “When Viagra was first introduced, some sex therapists worried they would shortly be out of a job. But they soon learned otherwise.” Administering a prescription for Viagra is not meant to be a band-aid for larger intimacy problems, which means that some barriers to pleasure will persist if they go on unchecked.

After a couple takes Viagra, other problems in the relationship may come to the forefront. It cannot, after all, increase either partner’s libido or mend long-term differences. It also can’t provide more time in a hectic schedule or keep the kids from barging into the bedroom.

Some discussion needs to be done in terms of what each person likes in terms of arousal and stimulation. It needs to be clear what an “ideal” encounter is for each, and how taking Viagra will help achieve these goals. A great time for a couple to do this is when the medication is first started, during the lag time when the full effect has not yet been achieved.

Both partners also need to talk about their expectations for sex after Viagra. Even with medication, there will still be some nights when things just don’t work out (we've all been there). It can help to discuss strategies for dealing with disappointment, and also come up with alternative methods of fostering intimacy in the relationship.

No one has a perfect sex life – at least, not anyone I know!

Add a CommentComments

There are no comments yet. Be the first one and get the conversation started!

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.

Female Sexual Dysfunction

Get Email Updates

Female Sexual Dysfunction Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.

ASK

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!