The French call Cialis “le weekend”. It functions chemically in the same way as Viagra but is designed to have a longer lasting effect – hence le weekend.
Viagra is designed to be more immediate.
I don’t have much experience with Cialis (when I say experience I mean experience with men taking Cialis). Of what I have seen though Cialis seems quite OK.
By contrast I have observed Viagra quite a bit. And I have to say I think it’s great. It’s a pity the general marketing is simply for erectile dysfunction.
While it is for erectile dysfunction it is also useful for managing issues arising from other – non-dysfunctional – things:
(a) age related physiological change, and (b) using a condom.
Change: Your body changes as you age and the erection you had at 20 is simply not going to be the same as the erection you have at 45.
I am a long way into the credential-free zone I know when I say this – it’s just something I have observed and learned from what people have said. But in principle it’s pretty much the bleeding obvious – you don’t find many athletes competing at elite levels once they are into their 30s.
This physiological change reducing the hardness and persistence of an erection (which change isn’t in itself any form of dysfunction), can be reversed by the vaso-dilating effects of Viagra. Suddenly there is just an awful lot more blood that is able to pour into the cock and there you have it – a good erection turns into a great one with increased hardness, persistence and intensity of sensation.
Condoms: For some men using a condom is about the same as saying let’s get into a plastic garbage bag and pretend to have sex – it’s such a turn off. For these men taking Viagra can make all the difference because Viagra increases sensation. It means you can have intense sensation – and satisfaction – notwithstanding the presence of the dreaded condom. The combination of Viagra and condom is something you can learn to enjoy while observing how it affects your sexual response.
If anyone of my gentlemen friends wants to experiment please let me know. Condoms are de rigeur chez MG so you have a ready made excuse to be interested :-).
The contraindications for Viagra are drugs containing nitrates, which are drugs for various heart conditions – otherwise GPs will readily prescribe.