Erectile dysfunction is a concern for 10 to 20 million men in today’s society and is defined as a persistent inability to maintain, or even attain in some cases, an erection for the purpose of sexual intercourse. The term erectile dysfunction has replaced the old term ‘impotent’ due to negative connotations and ego damage, as well as the fact that it is simply a better description of the medical condition that is now treatable. Viagra is one among many treatments for this medical condition and is gaining ground every day.


Since the advent of the Internet and secure online monetary transactions with such corporations as VeriSign, purchasing Viagra online is now as easy as sitting in front of your computer at home. Privacy is a real issue for some men and they wish to keep the circle of people who know about their condition as small as possible. Because of this, many companies are setting about to help keep your privacy private. In the past, companies recognized this and answered with the brown ‘plain’ wrapping of your product received through the mail.

Today, it is just as safe to purchase Viagra online as it is to take a trip to the drug store.

At the same time, purchasing online is usually less expensive, even when adding the cost of shipping. Therefore, one advantage to purchasing Viagra online is cash you can save. This savings usually only occurs, however, when you purchase a larger quantity than what you might pick up at the local pharmacy.

Testimonies from men ranging in age from 40 to 60+ years all state the same success with the medicine.

Many also report the same problem – trying to determine how much of the medicine they should take.

The little blue pill comes in 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg tablets. Once the correct dosage is ascertained, purchasing the pill becomes the item of most importance. For example, if 25mg is the dose that works for you, it would be less expensive for you to purchase the 50mg tablet and cut the pill in half. Another money saving tip when purchasing Viagra online is the “group purchase” where a group of men get together and split the cost between them as they discover the more they buy the less expensive it is.

As far as side effects go, the most commonly reported is headaches or congestion. Some men experience abdominal pain, but it usually doesn’t last very long and the men are of the opinion that it is well worth the discomfort. The other is remedied with decongestants easily enough and, once again, most men feel that the benefit of the pill outweighs the side effects. The biggest issue now facing men who use the pill is the misconception that Viagra is an aphrodisiac. Nothing could be further from the truth. Does it work? Yes. How it works, though, is vastly misunderstood or not understood at all.

What the pill actually does is block an enzyme called PDE-5. This enzyme is the cause for the loss of blood flow to the areas of the penis that fill and cause an erection. By blocking this enzyme, the blood flow is indeed increased, but it still takes some arousal technique to attain an erection. Here’s the catch, though, and what usually causes some misunderstanding; what causes arousal in one may not in another. For example, if you are only having a mild problem, Viagra in smaller doses will help and will usually help faster than someone who might have a more serious condition.

The long and short of it is this: Now that there are chemical equivalents, consumers will notice a slight decrease in the cost. However, the cost so far has only been decreased in quantities ordered. So, being equipped with the right information and doing your homework can result in keeping more of your hard-earned money while keeping your significant other (and yourself) satisfied to the “nth” degree.