Viagra

Viagra hit the prescription drug market with a vengeance a few years ago. Billed as the answer to a maiden's prayer, it is promoted to bring about erections to males who experience erectile dysfunction. Now there are 2 other products available by prescription from your family doctor – Cialis and Levitra.

Viagra is a blue pill which can be taken by a male about 20 minutes before he plans on intercourse. To be effective he must be feeling horny, interested in sex, otherwise it will not work.

Viagra is beneficial for older males, diabetics, spinal cord injured ----It is not effective for post prostatectomy patients, and should not be taken by males with a history of heart condition, or if they are on nitroglycerine tablets for angina.

Erectile dysfunction (E.D). may be considered a precursor to both cardiac disease and peripheral vascular disease so Viagra should not be prescribed until the risks of cardiovascular disease have been evaluated and reduced. (Medical Post, Oct 22, 2002.)

Viagra works best for males who are in a stable loving relationship where both partners enjoy and miss intercourse in their relationship.

There will be trouble in paradise if there is anger, resentment, hostility in the relationship. Viagra will not solve the problem. If he always was a lousy lover, Viagra won't make him into instant Romeo. If she always hated sex, Viagra won't make her a nymphomaniac. A problem may arise if she feels she has to fake pleasure fearing that if she doesn't, he will find someone who will appreciate his erection. She may feel that it is the pill which turns him on and that she is not attractive or sexy any more. If they have not had enjoyable sexual activity for some period of time, she may just not be interested, or worse case scenario, she may be glad that sex is finished forever. A Viagra erection will not impress her. Marital or sex therapy may help.

For this reason, I would prefer good conjoint counseling for the couple before a prescription is given. Also, the pills are not cheap.