5 myths about Viagra you thought were true

More than 20 years have passed since Viagra hit the market in 1998. Only two months later it made it onto the cover of Time Magazine and as such shares such achievement with the likes of Steve Jobs, Barack Obama or Pope Francis. But is it all true what they say about the famous diamond-shaped “blue magic pill”?


Myth 1: Viagra is only for old men

A 2018 survey by a UK pharmacy recently revealed that 35% of men under 30 have experience erectile dysfunction. It impacts all of us and doesn’t discriminate by age.

Viagra is a treatment for men who have difficulties getting or maintaining an erection and can be used by men of any age. Not just for grandpa.


Myth 2: Viagra Will Give You a 4-Hour Erection

We have seen the same joke over and over again: Men fighting with uncontrollable erections after having taken Viagra.

This is actually not how Viagra works. After an ejaculation, the penis will go back to a normal flaccid state. Just like it would usually do.

If you do experience an erection of longer than 4 hours condition, its definitely not the norm, and you should seek medical help as soon as possible!


Myth 3: Viagra Works Immediately

A common prank on stag dos is to secretly put tablets into the stag’s drink with the hope that he will get an embarrassing erection.

Unfortunately, this is not how Viagra works...

It will take between 30 to 60 minutes for the effect to kick in and you actually need to be sexually aroused in order to get an erection in the first place. There no such thing as a free lunch!

 

Myth 4: Viagra Increases Sex Drive

Oysters, liquorice, strawberries - natural aphrodisiacs have been around since the beginning of time. And while there is no scientific proof around natural libido boosters, it is commonly believed that Viagra will give you an infusion of sex drive.

Contrary to popular belief, it does not increase sex drive and as a matter of fact, you need to be sexually aroused for it to be effective. However, in some cases Viagra has shown to prolong the time men take to ejaculate.

 

Myth 5: All Viagra sold online is counterfeit

Data presented at the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine in 2012 showed that almost 80% of all Viagra sold online was counterfeit and often illegally imported from India or China.

While the majority is indeed fake, buying Viagra from UK registered online pharmacies is totally safe. Make sure they are GPhC-registered. That way, you'll know the Viagra (Sildenafil) you receive in the post is authentic, approved and safe to use.