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What Happens To Your Penis When You Take Viagra

More than half of men between the ages of 40 and 70 have used it.

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Erectile disfunction is something that concerns a lot of Americans, it’s rarely discussed openly, and that causes a lot of strain on relationships, and that costs a lot of money. Even though it may not be discussed in our day-to-day conversations, it’s a surprisingly common condition. More than half of men between the ages of 40 and 70 have experienced some form of erectile disfunction, and have turned to Viagra as a result.


We’ve all heard of the pill, but we don’t really know how it works. Superdrug did a study to appease our curiosity, giving the people a play by play of what happens to the body of a man after taking the pill. The results are very interesting and demonstrate that Viagra is a very powerful drug.

First 12 minutes 

The pill is super fast acting, producing erections in some men as soon as 12 minutes after taking it, although this result doesn’t translate to all men.

27 Minutes In

The average erection from users start happening around this time, half an hour after the pill is consumed. Doctors generally suggest to plan ahead and to take the pill around an hour before you’re planning on having sex but, for most cases, erections happen faster.

57 Minutes In

About an hour in is when erections hit their peak moment and are at their best, giving the pill the necessary amount of time to enter the circulatory system.

4 Hours In

It’s almost over now! This doesn’t mean that you’ll have a continuous erection for four hours, it just means that your body will still be able to have erections during this period of time.

10 Hours In

In some cases men were still feeling the effects of Viagra 10 hours after it was originally consumed. Some men were able to have erections that rivaled the ones they had two hours after consumption.

24 Hours In

It takes about a day for all remnants of the pill to disappear from your bloodstream. After this time period there are no reported boosts of sexual performance.

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