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Does Viagra Keep You Hard After Orgasm?

Viagra has changed the lives of men suffering from erectile dysfunction. It is a safe and reliable way to get and keep an erection when you need it. Some patients who ask for the drug hope it will help them stay hard even after ejaculation. While Viagra cannot guarantee a non-stop erection after orgasm, studies show it can significantly shorten the resting period between hard-ons.

How Long Does Viagra Work?

Viagra helps men with ED achieve and keep an erection within a time window of about four hours. The active substance needs 30-60 minutes to get into your system. This means you should take the pill about an hour before planned intercourse. Its effectiveness will not be as high at four hours as at one or two hours after taking it.

It is important to understand that Viagra does not guarantee a four-hour long erection once you get hard. If you have an orgasm and ejaculate, your penis will soften. This is a normal reaction of the body and Viagra was not designed to override it. On a positive note, sildenafil may help you recover quickly if you are in for a long sexual session.

Viagra Shortens Refractory Period

One clinical study examined the effects of sildenafil, the active ingredient of Viagra, on young and healthy men. Researchers found out that the popular ED drug did not improve erections in men without erectile dysfunction. There was, however, one positive side effect. Viagra significantly shortened the so-called refractory period.

On average, those who took Viagra were able to have another erection 5.5 minutes after an orgasm, compared to almost 15 minutes without taking the pill.

Another study, conducted in 2005 on a group of men aged 18 to 65 and suffering from premature ejaculation, also showed a reduction in refractory period and increased ejaculatory confidence.

Viagra shortens refractory period

Viagra can shorten the time you need to rest after an orgasm

How to Stay Hard After Orgasm?

Viagra can help you get back up again faster but it will not keep you hard after your orgasm. Are there other ways to keep an erection a bit longer after ejaculating? This question is especially important for men who are not able to last long and want to keep their partners satisfied.

Nature is hard to cheat in this department. Your best bet is to wear a special ring at the base of your penis. The ring restricts blood flow and helps you stay erect, even after an orgasm. The hard-on will eventually subside but it should last longer. Remember not to keep the ring on for longer than 20 minutes at a time.

Pleasure Beyond Intercourse

You don’t need to rely on a permanent erection to satisfy your partner. Give your body time to rest and recover. In the meantime, get creative. You can give your lover oral pleasure, or – if you feel too tired – just stroke her or him gently to deepen your intimacy while you gather your strength for the next round. Sex is so much more than intercourse!

If you suspect you may be suffering from ED, don’t put your intimate life on hold. Talk to a doctor and ask about the right treatment. Pills such as Viagra are effective and safe for most men. Now it’s possible to fill your prescription from the safety of your own home. Click here to learn more.

Anka Grzywacz is a sexologist, reproductive health expert and Certified Sex Coach™. In her online practice she helps busy parents solve their intimate problems.