Have you ever wondered how viagra works in the body of a man? Scientists have uncovered interesting details how the s*x enhancing drug works.
Dailystar has published the recent study how Viagra works in the body of a man. Since it became available back in 1998, Viagra has helped to save the s*x lives of millions of men suffering from erectile dysfunction.
And while we all know guys take Viagra to get an erection, you might not know what the drug really does to your tackle or how long the effects can last.
A recent study by Superdrug looked into the effects of sildenafil – which is the medical term for the erectile dysfunction drug – to see how men reacted in the first 24 hours after taking it.
First 12 minutes
Viagra is quickly absorbed by the body and some men with erectile dysfunction can get an erection just 12 minutes after gobbling the meds.
If it hasn’t happened for you in the first 12, then you’re probably going to get hard within the first half an hour.
Researchers found that the average response time to Viagra was just 27 minutes – even though doctors say you should wait an hour before seeing results downstairs.
After nearly an hour has passed, you’ll reach your “maximum erection potential” because the drug reaches its highest concentration in the blood. This is why experts say you should pop it one hour before s*x.
According to the study, men can have erections that last up to 33 minutes within an hour of taking the drug.
Viagra has a half-life of about four hours, which means that every four hours after taking it, the drug reduces by 50%. But it’s still possible to have sex.
Scientists found that after 10 hours men could still get a strong erection. In fact, it was just as easy as when they got one 2 hours after dosing up.
Many lads can still get it up, but it won’t last as long. The average time that an erection lasts for is 16 minutes.
After one day the effects of sildenafil will have worn off. Almost all traces of the drug disappear from the blood stream, along with any boost to sexual performance.
But how does Viagra actually work?
When you swallow it in pill form, the cGMP component dilates the blood vessels and allows blood to flow more easily.
While this is happening, the drug stops the function of an enzyme in the penis called PDE5, which reduces blood flow.
So it allows blood to flow more freely into the penis, making it easier for men to achieve an erection.
Of course, everyone’s dose of the little blue pill is different and factors like age, general health and other medications can all have an impact on how effective it is for you.
Food also changes the way you react to it. Taking Viagra with a meal can mean you have to wait longer for it to kick in.
While Viagra is a widely accepted treatment for erectile dysfunction, many men still struggle to discuss the health issue openly.