Viagra Review – How It Improved My Erection Quality

image of the packet of viagra I tried
When I visited Brazil, one of the many things that surprised me was the fact that you can buy Viagra over the counter in many pharmacies.

Since I’ve been having serious problems getting an erection at the start of new relationships, I decided to try it out.

And although I’ve decided not to use it on a regular basis – for reasons I’ll explain later – it was definitely an effective way to improve my erection quality during sex.

In this Viagra review, I’ll be talking honestly and openly about my experience with it. Hopefully, you’ll find it useful if you’re thinking about trying it and want to know what it’s like.

What is Viagra?

Viagra is a trade name for Sildenafil, and is the most commonly used medication for erectile dysfunction (ED) and impotence in men.

It does have a couple of other potential uses, such as helping with pulmonary hypertension, but in this article I’ll be talking just about its use for ED.

It comes in a little blue diamond shaped pill and is taken orally before having sex. The idea is that it helps you get an erection when stimulated, as well as helping you keep your erection for longer.

My experience

The way I actually acquired the Viagra was pretty unusual, so I’ll share it with you before talking about the actual effects.

As I said at the start of the article, you can walk into just about any pharmacy in Brazil and buy Viagra.

There are some generic versions floating around since Pfizer’s patent ran out, but the one I got hold of was the official Pfizer one.

In Brazil, many of the pharmacies offer a home delivery service. For me, home delivery Viagra was such a crazy concept, it just had to be done.

So I rang the local pharmacy, ordered 8 pills and had them delivered to my place.

I’ll never know to this day whether the delivery guy knew what was in the little white packet, but I think he noticed how amusing I found it.

The anticipation

I think Viagra is one of those things that fills you with a combination of both excitement and slight trepidation before taking it.

I’d read a lot about it online and was slightly worried by the long list of possible side effects. The idea of a prolonged and painful erection wasn’t something I was happy about.

However, I also knew how effective it was in research studies, so was keen to see if it would help me get through the initial days with a woman I’d recently met.

In fact, there were 3 issues I was interested in seeing if it could help with:

  • As always happens to me with a new partner, I was having annoying erection problems. It had been a week with varying degrees of success, but I was still struggling with poor erection quality when I saw her.
  • In the past, I’ve had trouble with premature ejaculation. Even though it’s pretty much under control now, I wanted to see if the Viagra would increase my time during sex.
  • Being in my 30s, it takes me longer to recover between sessions than when I was a sprightly youngster.

The first test

The Viagra wasn’t a secret at all, with my partner totally up for trying it out.

So I ordered it on a Saturday evening, and as soon as it turned up, opened the blister packet and swallowed one of the 50 mg pills with some water.

We then spent time doing things as we usually would – talking, laughing, kissing and enjoying prolonged foreplay. And in the back of my mind was the constant thought of ‘any second now…any second…’

I’d read that Viagra doesn’t magically give you an erection so much as help you get and keep one when you do normal things to get aroused. But when you take it, you still kind of hope for a miracle.

The strong erection

What actually happened is that after about 30 minutes I definitely felt a warm feeling and some movement downstairs.

My partner and I were half-naked and fondling each other passionately, with my penis happily starting to respond to her touch. And a couple of minutes later it was at maximum hardness.

What usually happens for me with a new partner is that I either get a 50-70% erection. Or I get a full one, but then lose the erection as soon as I try to put a condom on.

But that night, not only did I easily get as hard as I do when I’m with a long-term partner, but I was even harder. I literally had the strongest erection I’ve had in years.

The prolonged sex

I had no problem at all putting a condom on. This was one of those erections that you just know is there to stay. And we then had some amazing sex, thanks to three things that happened:

  • I stayed very erect for a good amount of time.
  • I felt full of confidence.
  • I felt like I could last for ages.

So as I’m sure you can imagine, we were both very happy with the results.

I felt confident and proud of my partner’s reaction and enjoyment of my stronger erection. But not just that – I felt like I could go forever.

In the past, I struggled a lot with premature ejaculation. These days I have it under control, but do need to keep some focus on my arousal levels otherwise I can slip back into a quicker finish.

But with the Viagra, I felt like there was no way I was going to come any time soon. And in fact, that first time I think we had sex for somewhere around the 30 minute mark before I allowed myself to finish.

I can’t help think there was a bit of a placebo effect at work there, but at the same time, perhaps the additional confidence helped me remain in control.

Round two in record time

It usually takes me anything from 20 minutes to a few hours to be ready for round two. But that Saturday night, I was ready again in less than 10.

I was surprised to find that my erection did soften after the first round; I think I was expecting it to stay hard for several hours. But evidently it doesn’t work like that.

However, as soon as my partner started playing with me again, I had no problems in once again getting a good erection.

All in all, I think that night we had sex several times over the period of about 3 hours before the Viagra started wearing off and we were both pretty shattered.

So it seems Viagra’s reputation as a magic blue pill is indeed deserved – more or less.

The headache

I know so far I’ve only raved about how great the Viagra was. Unfortunately, though, it did come at a price. Around halfway through round two I started to get a noticeable headache.

At first, I thought it was maybe from dehydration, but it felt different from that type of headache.

It wasn’t so bad that I had to stop, but it was there and pretty annoying if I’m honest. I thought I’d gotten away without any side effects since nothing bad happened at first.

But once that headache came on, it stayed for a couple of hours, even after the positive effects of the Viagra were starting to wear off.

The second test

A week later I decided to give the Viagra another whirl, but this time taking just 25 mg to see if I could avoid a headache with a lower dose. And that did seem to work; I had more or less the same positive effects but without a headache.

Even though it still worked, the effect wasn’t quite as powerful this time around. I was able to get an erection with ease, but it perhaps wasn’t quite as strong as my initial test.

However, I did once again notice that it seemed to give me more control over my ejaculation, and also decreased the refractory period.

Why I haven’t taken it again

I only tried Viagra on those two nights and haven’t bothered with it since. And it’s got nothing to do with the headaches; it’s actually my partner who asked me not to take it again unless I really need to.

Her view is that it’s a powerful drug, and since my problem with erections only happens when I first meet someone, she doesn’t think it’s necessary or even wise to take it again.

And I think she’s right. Yes, that first Saturday night was amazing, and after struggling to get a decent erection beforehand, it was a much-needed relief from the stress I was going through. It was also a lot of fun and a big confidence boost.

However, if I can manage without it, it’s better in the long run I think.

Would I recommend it?

If you have ED, in my experience it’s potentially a very effective way to deal with the problem.

I think it’s probably better to get your doctor’s approval before taking it, since the list of potential side effects and interactions is a concern.

If you can find a way to overcome ED without medication, then that’s of course preferable. But if you’ve had no luck with other techniques or treatment, or are simply desperate for some help, Viagra could be just the thing you need.

If your problem is one of having to wait for ages to recover between sex sessions, then again in my experience Viagra can help.

As far as premature ejaculation goes, I think it might help some guys. But at the same time, there are plenty of other treatment options that don’t come with such a long list of side effects. So I’m slightly more hesitant to recommend it.

Useful further reading

  • For information about the potential side effects, who shouldn’t take it and the correct dosage, check out drugs.com
  • For more information, and if you decide to buy it online, the safest place is the official Pfizer Viagra website (not an affiliate link).
  • If you think your problem is anxiety related and/or you’re not keen on taking medication, you might find my article about first night erection problems and all the helpful comments from other guys useful.
  • You might also find my article about erection problems with condoms helpful.

Your views

Have you taken Viagra before, or are thinking about taking it? Leave a comment below!

48 thoughts on “Viagra Review – How It Improved My Erection Quality”

  1. My experience was about the same. It was strange. Just like in the text, I felt a headache. But the effect was simply stunning. My cock was stone and I am completely satisfied.

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