VIAGRA (for men) or SILDENAFIL (for women)?

PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Viagra is the citrate salt of Sildenafil that is meant to be used for treating erectile dysfunction in men only. Pfizer doesn’t manufacture “Viagra for women” or any other drugs to help women increase their libido and treat female sexual dysfunction. However, Sildenafil citrate used in the official Viagra for men was tested on women. The laboratory studies were conducted by Pfizer in 2003 and lasted till 2007. These are the only trials that prove that Sildenafil for women can actually treat female sexual dysfunction in some women who are taking antidepressants and, as a result, suffer from low libido.

A female Viagra is not an official brand name. It is an abstract non-official definition that includes various drugs with Sildenafil citrate known as PDE-5 inhibitors. Over 40 percent of women experience sexual dysfunction, according to University of Chicago researcher Dr. Edward Laumann. Specialists categorize 4 types of sexual dysfunction in women: hypoactive sexual desire disorder, sexual arousal disorder, painful or discomfort intercourse and orgasmic disorder. Based on the results of these studies, there have been various companies producing unofficial “Viagra for Women”, pills that include Sildenafil citrate that are not approved by FDA for treating female sexual dysfunction. It is believed that PDE-5 inhibitors (female Viagra and other drugs that contain Sildenafil) can restore sexual arousal in women by increasing genital blood flow to the vagina just like Sildenafil helps men by increasing blood flow to the penis and restoring erections. Physicians prescribe PDE-5 inhibitors to those women who believe that these pills will help them to solve their problem.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I am a male
16
I am a female
34
Yes, I take Viagra
2
No, I don't take Viagra
23
Yes, I take Sildenafil (a/k/a PDE-5)
2
No. I don't take Sildenafil (a/k/a PDE-5)
33
Other
3
Total votes: 113 (52 voters)
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01/14/2012
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Silverdrop Silverdrop
I don't, but I certainly would consider it if I ever had libido issues. I consider my sex life too important to go untreated.
01/14/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Viagra is the citrate salt of Sildenafil that is meant to be used for treating erectile dysfunction in men only. Pfizer doesn’t manufacture “Viagra for women” or any other drugs to help women increase their libido and treat female sexual ... More
I forgot to add whether or not anyone has ever tried Viagra or Sildenafil once; not necessarly if anyone is using on a regular basis.
01/14/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Viagra is the citrate salt of Sildenafil that is meant to be used for treating erectile dysfunction in men only. Pfizer doesn’t manufacture “Viagra for women” or any other drugs to help women increase their libido and treat female sexual ... More
If anything I'd need medication to slow me down.
01/14/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I take generic cialis from a source in India. I've been doing it for 3+ years and am very pleased with the results. Cialis is also used to treat pulmonary hypertension - nice side effects! I've talked to guys who say they have been given cialis to treat BPH and is being study for its ability to prevent prostate cancer.

Cialis also seems to help me with PE as well. Needless to say I'm a big fan.
01/14/2012
married with children married with children
I dont take anything, and I do not believe I know anyone who is taking viagra or sildenafil.
01/16/2012
voenne voenne
I'd be interested to know more information outside of the trials they did between those years you mentioned. I've been on and off antidepressants for years, but now it just doesn't make a difference on my libido, it's just low in general now. I wouldn't be objected to trying it if it supposedly works for women.
01/19/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
I tried once and it gave me a nosebleed, massive erection though
02/07/2012
Badass Badass
Never tried it.
02/17/2012
freda freda
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Viagra is the citrate salt of Sildenafil that is meant to be used for treating erectile dysfunction in men only. Pfizer doesn’t manufacture “Viagra for women” or any other drugs to help women increase their libido and treat female sexual ... More
i dont but if i had that type of problem i would
02/19/2012
sexykiss sexykiss
i need some to give to my gf i need to spike her drink with something, im seriously going to go insane if i have to live the rest of my life like this.
06/26/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by sexykiss
i need some to give to my gf i need to spike her drink with something, im seriously going to go insane if i have to live the rest of my life like this.
Can you get Sildenafil without a doctor's prescription?
06/26/2012
amazon amazon
Never been an issue that I worry about
06/26/2012
Gracie Gracie
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Can you get Sildenafil without a doctor's prescription?
No. I think the poster is just venting due to the frustration and pain you feel when you desire your lover and sexual intimacy more than your lover desires you.
06/27/2012
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by Gracie
No. I think the poster is just venting due to the frustration and pain you feel when you desire your lover and sexual intimacy more than your lover desires you.
I think this is what that poster meant too. I surely hope no one is spiking anyone's drinks with anything. Doing so can be very dangerous. You never know what kind of effects the thing you spiked someone's drink with can have on that person. Spiking someone's drink with Viagra isn't a good idea because that person could have things like heart issues. If they do, they shouldn't take Viagra. And Viagra shouldn't be mixed with certain medications either. Also, let's not forget that you never know if that person took Viagra themselves and didn't tell you. You can OD on Viagra. No one should take any of these medications without talking with a Dr. That would be why you need a prescription unless you are buying them illegally.
06/27/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
I've never used it.
06/27/2012
Kitka Kitka
Nope, never used it.
06/27/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I had an orgasm disorder caused by premature peri-menopause that my GYN wanted to treat with Viagra. It was as expensive as hell, my insurance wouldn't cover it because "It's for men, only." I paid out of pocket for the first little bottle.

My doctor made it clear, "It doesn't do a damn thing for low sex drive, but it might help you orgasm." Most women need more than just "pelvic congestion" to feel aroused. They need the mental part of it, too. Just flooding a woman's sexual organs with blood will NOT cure or even treat low sex drive in women.

I didn't have any problem with my drive, just the orgasm.

The Viagra didn't really help. I felt a little hornier once I was already really really aroused but no more than I did a lot of the time without the Viagra. It was also suspected that I had Chronic Arousal Disorder, which seemed to resolve, along with better orgasm ability, when I was put on some estrogen, and now take that daily.

I still have two pills left of the Viagra, after taking 3 doses and giving my husband 3 doses. They sit in the bottle, for the last 18 months.

Most of the research has shown Viagra is a bust for women's sexual problems.
06/27/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Here's a quote about Viagra used for women from WEBMD based in myriad studies, many of them done by the company that makes Viagra and other ED meds for men, and even has a vested interest in these medications "working" for women;

Viagra

Despite rumors and various advertising claims to the contrary, there isn't a female Viagra out there.

"We know that Viagra doesn't work in women," says Whipple.

"Women are not minimen," Whipple explains. "We are different than men in what we want, what we desire, what feels good to us, and we're also different at the biochemical level."

Female sexuality is, indeed, so much more complex than male sexuality that even after several scientific studies involving about 3,000 women, Viagra-maker Pfizer hasn't been able to come up with conclusive findings. Earlier this year, the company announced it was ending research of Viagra in women.


In some women, a small amount of testosterone can raise sexual arousal. The problem is all these fucking studies are about "arousal" and nobody is looking at ORGASM meaning the issue that they are really looking at is; "What can we give women to get men laid more often?" Not "What can we give women so they enjoy sex more?"

Psht. If they cared about women they would have figured something out, at least for those of us who WANT sex. It's all about what MEN want and as long as they are getting laid, the drug companies don't seem to give a shit whether or not WE (women) are having orgasms or not.

I'm sticking with my estrogen and My Man (who works HARD to help me find my orgasms) and of course, we include toys.

As for arousal disorders the woman has to seek out help for them and I've found, at least with patients and friends who have arousal disorders, they don't WANT the help. They want their husbands or boyfriends to stop "bugging" them for sex, but few of them have taken the steps to work on their own sexual issues. Sad, but true. One of my closest friends has an arousal disorder, and had no insurance, and REFUSES to pay the $100.00 a month for an estrogen supplement because "It's too expensive and sex isn't that important to me." I asked her if her relationship was worth the $100.00 a month, not to mention that once she got her arousal back on track she'd feel differently. She said, "His being a horny asshole his HIS problem. I'm not wasting my money to treat his issue." What THAT type of attitude, I expect a divorce in the next year.

Just like with most things, Women have to WANT the help. Also, arousal issues can't be solved with drugs alone. But, women who have these issues have to seek out the right help in the first place. And then be willing to work on the treatment, and spend TIME for sex.
06/27/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I've never needed to use it.
06/27/2012
milfstatus milfstatus
I would deff try it
07/21/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
Interesting. Just a caution. I no some people use these products without a prescription. This is a bad idea. Viagra was originally a heart medication, it affects your cardiovascular system and is not to be used by everybody.
07/22/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I've never used it.
09/06/2012
lovebites lovebites
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Originally posted by Silverdrop
I don't, but I certainly would consider it if I ever had libido issues. I consider my sex life too important to go untreated.
same !
09/06/2012
novanilla novanilla
Watch Orgasm Inc...that shit is such a scam. Women don't have sexual dysfunction. People just don't know how to have sex with women. If men knew how to find a clitoris and use it well, and if women were taught about their clits, that percentage would be way lower.
09/06/2012
Mistress Dragon Mistress Dragon
Quote:
Originally posted by novanilla
Watch Orgasm Inc...that shit is such a scam. Women don't have sexual dysfunction. People just don't know how to have sex with women. If men knew how to find a clitoris and use it well, and if women were taught about their clits, that ... More
Not all men have the problem of finding the clit or how to have sex with women. I have two men that do a great job of both and my meds stop me from having the drive I use to have for sex. I want to have sex like I use to but just seem to not have the drive too do so.
09/13/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I do not take anything medical, but I do take natural supplements like L-arginine to help my arousal process.
09/14/2012
sexykiss sexykiss
i think my gf needs this.... but she thinks its embarrassing to go into the dr to ask for it we maybe have sex once a week if im lucky and i have to like beg because she doesnt want to or not in the mood
09/29/2012
hisbaby hisbaby
I have no need for anything, but my boyfriend uses Viagra when he has trouble getting an erection.
10/05/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Viagra is the citrate salt of Sildenafil that is meant to be used for treating erectile dysfunction in men only. Pfizer doesn’t manufacture “Viagra for women” or any other drugs to help women increase their libido and treat female sexual ... More
I'm a female and I have never and would never take either of these
10/25/2012
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