If you’re taking any of the medications above, you may be tempted to add another to your regimen to treat your low libido, or bypass it altogether with a drug to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) (i.e. Viagra). For starters, Viagra does nothing directly to enhance your libido or the fact that many cases of ED are undoubtedly emotionally based. Your brain and nervous system control your sex glands and genitals, and this is why they also control your sexual desire, as well as orgasms.
There are many similarities between men and women in regard to desire; contrary to popular belief, for example, visual images trigger sexual desire in both sexes. Likewise, anxiety, defensiveness, fear, and failure of communication are destructive psychological forces that can take a heavy toll on your libido, whether you’re a man or a woman, by acting as roadblocks to desire. In case you were wondering, Viagra does carry a risk of potentially serious side effects, as well including:
|Headache||Upset stomach||Flushing of the face|
|Blue/green color blindness||Blurred vision||Vision sensitivity to light|
|Sudden decrease or loss of vision in one or both eyes||An abnormally long-lasting erection that may cause permanent damage to your penis||Sudden loss or decrease in hearing, sometimes with ringing in the ears or dizziness|
|Heart attack, stroke, irregular heartbeat, and death have occurred in men taking Viagra|