Prescription-only active ingredient to help treat erectile dysfunction, made popular by brands like Viagra and Teva.
Important Safety Information
Do not take Sildenafil (sildenafil citrate), Tadalafil, or Vardenafil if you take medication containing nitrates or guanylate cyclase stimulators for pulmonary hypertension as this could cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. If you are allergic to Sildenafil, Tadalafil, or Vardenafil or any ingredients contained in these medications, do not consume BLUECHEW®. Discuss your health with your provider to ensure that you are healthy enough for sex. If you experience chest pain, dizziness, or nausea during sex, seek immediate medical help. Sildenafil, Tadalafil, and Vardenafil can cause serious side effects. Read more.
What is Sildenafil?
1. Sildenafil improves blood flow
For millions of men, achieving or sustaining an erection at times can be difficult. Your body is a complex organism, and even when you’re sexually aroused, physically or mentally, your penis may not always function the way you hope. Sildenafil works by relaxing the muscles inside the blood vessels and allowing them to hold blood longer. The enzymes in your body work in tandem to bring blood to the penis to make it erect and to hold it there until sexual intercourse is complete. At that time, another enzyme is released, and the blood keeping the penis erect is directed back to other areas of the body. If you have difficulty maintaining an erection during intercourse, these two enzymes are most likely overpowering one another, and blood is not held in the penis long enough to complete intercourse.
2. Sildenafil doesn't cause erections
Let’s be honest, ED pills earned the nickname “boner pills” a long time ago, but that’s not exactly accurate. Some men worry that taking Sildenafil will cause a spontaneous erection, but that is not actually true. The active ingredient only makes it easier for blood to flow to your penis and remain there while erect, so if you are not aroused you will not get an unwanted erection. Arousal and improved blood flow work together to help you have a more complete sexual experience.
You can take Sildenafil up to four hours in advance because the medication itself stays active in your system for 4-6 hours and will only be triggered when you are aroused.
3. Sildenafil makes sex more satisfying
Many men experience some form of erectile dysfunction for a variety of reasons, but the good news is that most cases of ED are treatable. If getting an erection is difficult or stressful, Sildenafil can be taken in advance of sexual activity to help improve blood flow to the penis. This isn’t its only benefit, however. Many men worry about their sexual performance, and that anxiety can obviously make things even worse. With Sildenafil, men often experience firmer erections, which makes satisfying their partners more likely. If you’re feeling self-conscious about your performance, talk with our medical team AND your partner. Your discomfort can translate to a lack of interest in your partner, which you can be quickly dismissed by reassuring your special someone that the issue is biological and not personal.
P.S. Just having that conversation can improve your sex life immensely.