sexual performance drugsThere are many sexual performance drugs available to help men overcome sexual dysfunction, in particular erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is also known as impotence: the inability to get or keep an erection. Erectile dysfunction has nothing to do with the feeling of wanting to engage in sexual relations. It is the body’s inability to react technically to these desires.

Many sexual performance drugs, like those that treat erectile dysfunction, do not treat any underlying diseases like high blood pressure or diabetes. They also do not address any hormonal imbalances that may be present. These drugs however, do provide fast fixes for those about to engage in sexual relations, and there is nothing wrong with that!

Here is list of the most popular sexual performance drugs & what they do:

Levitra  is an oral medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. It is a PDE5 inhibitor that works to increase blood flow to the penis during the time of arousal. The active ingredient is called Vardenafil. Levitra should be taken up to an hour before having sex. The affects can last for 4-5 hours so you have plenty of time to get aroused. Levitra will not cause arousal, it just enables you to achieve and sustain an erection once you are sexually aroused.

Cialis – is also an oral medication that contains the active ingredient Tadalafil. It also treats erectile dysfunction and impotence by increasing blood flow to the penis. Cialis works fast and can be taken as little as 15 minutes to start working and the effects can last as long as 36 hours. Cialis also treats benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), this is when the prostate becomes enlarged and urination problems arise. Both issues are linked to the amount of blood flow in the penis. You may only have one of these issues but they can equally and just as likely co-exist.

Viagra – This is one of the best known ED drugs. Like Cialis and Levitra, this PDE5 inhibitor also works by helping to increase blood flow to the penis. It should be taken more than half an hour before sexual relations begin with the effects lasting for around 4 hours. Viagra contains the active ingredient Sildenafil and is manufactured by Pfizer. There are however many generic and other branded versions available. Interestingly, Sildenafil can also be used in much lower daily doses to treat PAH (pulmonary arterial hypertension).

You can see some more comparisons on these 3 drugs here, at WebMD.

Men can also suffer from other sexual dysfunctions like premature ejaculation, also referred to simply as PE. This is when you ejaculate too quickly and cannot find a way to control it. Normally ejaculation happens within one to two minutes. It can be quite an embarrassing problem that can affect relationships and personal self-esteem. Sometimes medication is needed although it should be used as a last resort. Priligy and Stud100 are two drugs that can help men with PE prolong sexual activity and delay ejaculation.

Priligy – stops men from ejaculating too fast. It’s an oral medication containing the active ingredient Dapoxetine. Dapoxetine is an SSRI drug (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). Part of the problem with premature ejaculation is the affect it has on the man’s emotions. It can be a highly distressing condition for the man and his partner. Using Priligy helps both the psychological trauma caused by PE and the issue of premature ejaculation itself. Priligy should be taken one to 3 hours before sexual relations. It can help men who normally ejaculate within 1-2 minutes last 3 times as long.

Stud100 – treats premature ejaculation. It is a topical anesthetic spray that numbs the area to increase longevity. In theory, if the area is less sensitive there is more chance of prolonged activity. The active ingredient Lidocaine USP is a local anesthetic, when sprayed on the penis, the penile skin becomes less sensitive and numbs. 3 to 8 sprays can be used at a time but it’s best to start off with a lower amount of sprays to see how effective it is for you personally. You don’t want to over numb! Stud100 should be applied about 5-15 minutes before sexual relations as it has a short term effect.


Treating underlying hormonal issues

If you are suffering from sexual dysfunction we urge you to seek advice from your doctor and to undergo hormone blood tests to find out if you have an underlying hormonal issue. Sexual dysfunction not only affects relationships but it can affect your self-esteem at home and at work. Testosterone deficiency can be one such underlying hormonal cause; at least it’s the most common one. Testosterone is the male sex hormone that controls sexual desire. It can also affect erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. If you think you may have a testosterone problem then visit for some more information. There you can find free self-assessment tests and free downloadable booklets on testosterone and other underlying causes of sexual dysfunction.