What To Expect When He's Taking Viagra

Your honey has been hankering for a more physically energetic sex life and has gotten his hands on a prescription for an erectile dysfunction drug. Now what?

Two things happen when a husband begins taking a prescription drug that gives him a firmerection where no erections, or only weak erections, were happening before. Either his wife is delighted because shes been pining for penetrating sex, or she may freak out or feel resentful because shell now be expected to be an enthusiastic participant. Either way, if ED or erectile dysfunction has been the norm for a long time, adjustments must be made to accommodate the new situation.

If youve both been pining for the kind of wild and woolly sex you once shared, theres little problem beyond choosing which pill to take, and when to take it. The three most commonly prescribed ED drugs are Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. There are some differences in how each drug works, but all get the job done by increasing blood flow to the penis so when a man is sexually stimulated, he can achieve and maintain an erection.

Once taken, Levitra and Viagra both take about 30 minutes to kick in. Levitras effects last up tofive hours; Viagra an hour less. Cialis begins to take effect within 15 minutes of taking and the effect lasts a long time, like 36 hours, which makes it a legally sanctioned recreational drug to take when getting away for a long weekend. This doesnt mean the man will be sporting an erection the entire time, only that when and if he is sexually stimulated, he has something to work with.

But say that youre less than thrilled with this new turn of events. Many women who are post-menopausal are quite content to keep it at cuddling, but for the marriage to remain intact, once the man is again having erections, full sexual intimacy is best restored.No pun intended, but start out slowly before plunging in.Try to relax. Make sure you have the lubricants you need, and even treat yourself to some new, sexier nightgowns. Tell him you want to go slow and would enjoy some foreplay. Yes, it may take awhile to find your groove, but the benefits outweigh the risk. Having erections nourishes and restores a mans overall mood and confidence, and the necessity of going slowly with his woman and taking time to smell the roses may even make him a better lover! And thats a win-win.About the author: Eve Marx writes frequently about sex for ThirdAge.com.
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