If you’ve ever considered taking the little blue pill, also known as Sildenafil (the active ingredient in Viagra), you might have felt a little hesitant. You may have put up barriers in your mind, cycling through questions like, “Is it safe? Is it addictive? Is it only available through my GP?”

So, let’s go bust some myths…

MYTH #1: “You’re going to have a 4-hour erection”

Luckily, Sildenafil won’t give you one. The drug kicks in 30 to 60 minutes after intake and is active for up to six hour, but it only helps you get and maintain an erection when you’re aroused. That means you’ll still have to get into the mood with some foreplay rather than an erection magically appearing for the entire duration.

MYTH #2: “Sildenafil is going to give you a heart attack”

So a little known fact is that Sildenafil was originally invented for the treatment of high blood pressure. But during the clinical trials, bemused researchers discovered that the drug was more effective at inducing erections. Now no-one expected that to pop up!

There are a few pre-existing medical conditions that mean a man shouldn’t be prescribed sildenafil in the first place however before being recommended it, you’ll be required to undergo a consultation to ensure it’s appropriate for you, and your medical history.

So in general, it’s a safe licensed drug which has many many years of being successfully used to make getting hard easier.

MYTH #3: “It’s only those for those who can never get it up”

Erectile dysfunction means frequently experiencing problems with getting or maintaining an erection, but it doesn’t have to mean experiencing an issue 100% of the time. Sildenafil can be helpful for men across the spectrum of ED: some will need it every time, but others will find that having the pill in proximity gradually boosts their confidence until they’re able to have sex without any medical help at all. It can be a helpful aid for a bunch of men, not only those who can never ever get an erection (but, hey, them too).

MYTH #4: “Taking this pill is addictive”

You may have heard this from people saying that taking sildenafil can become a habit that you rely on. But while it’s advisable to be conscious of your relationship with it and never take more than the prescribed dosage and frequency, it’s not addictive. Sildenafil is approved in the UK by the MHRA, the government body that regulates medicines, and they concluded that there is no evidence from controlled clinical trials that it leads to dependence or addiction. In addition, taking the little blue pill won’t harm your chances of achieving and maintaining an erection in the future. 

MYTH #5: “This pill is only available through the GP”

Viagra, and Sildenafil generally, used to only be available through a visit to the doctor, which explains this myth. But that situation changed in 2017 when it was made accessible through other means. Now it’s possible to be prescribed Sildenafil through an online consultation, with no awkward visits to your GP or queuing up at the local Pharmacy. 

For a limited time only, we’re offering a pack of 6 pills for £10.