If you are a newbie, to the interesting world of oral treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) and you are about to make your very first journey in using Sildenafil, this article will provide you with invaluable information on what you should do while taking Sildenafil. The information will include how to take and when to take Sildenafil.
Know the dosages
One of the first things you should know about and understand for your own benefit are the doses available for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
To simplify, we will begin by dividing the doses into three main categories that take account of age and the reason why you are taking the medication because Sildenafil is used as treatment for other conditions in addition to ED. There are three main dosages:
- 25 mg dose – this is the lowest dosage level that individuals can take of Sildenafil and is usually given to adults over 65 years of age.
- 50 mg dose – this is the next dosage level and is given to adults of 18 to 64 years of age
- 100 mg dose – this third level dose is used to increase or decrease the potency of the first and second dosages meaning that if the 25mg is not strong enough for treating adults of ages 65 and over, their 25 mg dose is increased to the 100 mg dosage level.
If the 50 mg dose is not strong enough to cure ED in adults of 18 to 64 years old, the potency of their dose may be increased to 100 mg to render it more effective for treating their ED. You need to discuss any changes to your dose with your doctor, health provider or nurse.
If you are taking Sildenafil for engaging in sexual activity, the ideal time for taking your tablet would be an hour before sexual activity, always keeping in mind that you should not take more than one tabled per day.
Maximizing Sildenafil Efficacy
The strategy you should adopt after planning the timing of your sexual engagement with your partner so you can enjoy exquisite pleasure from you union is to make it easier and faster for the Sildenafil to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Here are some of the things you should do:
Light meals before sexual activity
Getting your body poised for sexual action is of utmost importance for you and your partner and the best way to achieve maximum readiness is to have a light meal before the encounter.
If you eat a heavy meal saturated with fatty foods it will take longer for Sildenafil to be absorbed into the blood stream.
So if you are impatient and don’t want to wait longer than you have to for getting an erection, having a light meal before sex is the best way to achieve it.
If you’ve already had a heavy meal you should allow about 2 hours for digestion to complete its course before taking your Sildenafil tablet.
Refrain from alcohol after ingesting your Sildenafil tablet
If you want to induce a calm and relaxed mood before engaging in sexual activity, drinking a glass of wine beforehand is perfectly fine but don’t overdo it.
Drinking more alcohol after downing your glass of wine after you’ve taken Sildenafil could seriously impede your ability to get an erection and therefore enjoyment of your sexual encounter.
One of the side effects of Sildenafil is to cause a decrease in your blood pressure which is not desirable and consuming alcohol in combination with your Sildenafil tablet will only worsen it.
Give Sildenafil breathing space
Many people imagine that Sildenafil will automatically go to work on getting a hard erection for you once you’ve ingested your 50mg or 100mg tablet.
This is just not the case. Like most medical treatments, time is needed for them to work properly so there’s no need to hurry the process. In addition, it’s possible to take your tablet a good 4 hours before you engage in sex so be patient and give breathing space to Sildenafil to work effectively.
The right mood is critical
Being sexually aroused is a necessary prerequisite for Sildenafil to work well. With their preconceived notions, couples may tend to depend entirely on getting aroused and therefore of getting an erection especially on the part of the man by just swallowing a tablet.
Recall again that Sildenafil simply won’t get you an erection all by itself because it needs stimulation to get the blood flowing to all parts of the body including those targeted. Stimulation boosts the flow of blood to the stimulated area such as the penis, engorging it until it stiffens.
So, if stimulation is essential for you and your partner to enjoy your sexual experience, prior arousal is critical so you should engage in pre-sex activities that cause blood to travel strongly to the targeted areas of your body.
Erotic thinking, physical soothing and pleasure
Here are some of the pre-sex play that involves the mind and the body:
- There’s nothing wrong with fantasizing or thinking about the physical attributes of your partner, after all when you married or vowed yourselves to one another you belong to one another and you should enjoy each other.
- Read some sex related or erotic literature to get you aroused before engaging in sexual activity.
- Stimulate yourselves with sexual stimulation which will prepare both of you to be ready for your sexual encounter.
- You can also give each other a sensually stimulating body massage starting with one partner and changing roles for the next massage. This will relax and stimulate the body to accept what is to come.
- There’s no harm in engaging in foreplay such as kissing or stimulation of sensitive areas to induce arousal before actually having sex.
Sildenafil’s hidden secret
The secret that everyone often ask is how quickly does Sildenafil work and the simple answer is that when everything that shouldn’t be done have been avoided and the way for Sildenafil into the bloodstream has been made easy and swift, Sildenafil will work within 30 to 60 minutes.
If you are in the correct mood of being calm and relaxed as well as being sexually aroused, it can take effect sooner.
However, if there are problems to a fast and easy passage into the bloodstream either because of bodily size and amount of food eaten before taking your tablet, it may take up to 2 hours.
If you play by what has been put before you in this article such as knowing the doses for Sildenafil, the precautionary measures and the positive actions that you need to do in order to enhance the efficacy of Sildenafil, you have gone a long way in knowing what you should do while taking Sildenafil as a beginner.