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Does Viagra make you last longer?

29th June 2020

When it comes to matters in the bedroom, men often find themselves looking for ways to improve, and turn to the internet to ask if there are products that can make them bigger or make them last longer. And considering Viagra’s fame and ability to revolutionise to sex lives of thousands of men, it may make sense to wonder what else it can do.

Does Viagra make you last longer?

Viagra is a treatment for erectile dysfunction, not premature ejaculation. If you’re worried about finishing too quickly then Viagra won’t help. However, if the problem is that you lose your erection before you’re able to ejaculate then yes, Viagra could help to last longer.

If it’s an issue with premature ejaculation then Viagra may not be able to help but there are certainly other products and medicines that can. One thing you can do to slow yourself down is to reduce the sensation felt on the penis. This could be done by wearing thick condoms or by using a light numbing product like Emla cream or Stud 100.

If you’re still struggling with premature ejaculation then Priligy is a medication that can help give men better control over their ejaculation. It’s prescription-only so you can’t buy it over the counter, but you don’t need an existing prescription to order Priligy from UK Meds.

Does Viagra help you to recover quicker?

The time taken after a man orgasms until he recovers and has an interest in sexual activity again is known as the refractory period. Technically both men and women have this period, but men’s are longer and more noticeable since they’re normally unable to get an erection during this time.

Although Viagra may not be able to help you last longer in bed, studies have shown it can help you to recover quicker and to reduce the refractory period. One study found that a 100mg dose of sildenafil (the active ingredient in Viagra) decreased the average recovery time to 2.6 +/- 0.7 minutes (down from 10.8 +/- 0.9 minutes).

Bearing in mind that Viagra can remain active in your system for 5 hours, it means you could potentially have sex more frequently during this period, as the recovery time could be reduced.

What does Viagra help with?

Although studies may have found additional benefits, the main purpose of Viagra is to help you to achieve and maintain an erection. Men with erectile dysfunction often struggle to get (or keep) an erection due to the blood vessels in the penis.

Sildenafil (Viagra’s active ingredient) works by relaxing the smooth muscles in the blood vessels that carry blood to the penis, and keeping it trapped there so that you can maintain an erection until orgasm.