Study after study has shown the benefits of erectile dysfunction drugs. The lifestyle medications have become a hot commodity for men, but for the first time a researcher wanted to know what women thought. A recent study asked women which ED med they preferred their partner to take.
What Women Really Want
A Canadian study asks a group of more than 2,800 men and women to take part in what researchers call a ‘real world study.’ They wanted to find out which drug Viagra or Cialis was a preferred by couples.
All of the men in the study were currently taking an erectile dysfunction drug. Researchers then asked the group to switch medications. If they were taking Viagra they switched to Cialis and vice versa. Questionnaires were filled out by the couple while the man was taking Viagra, and while taking Cialis.
It turns out couples prefer Cialis. Both patients and their partners said Cialis had a more positive effect on their sex life than Viagra. Up to 70% of the men picked Cialis, and up to 75% of their partners chose it.
So, what makes Cialis the winner in this study? According to questionnaires filled out by participants, Cialis gives a couple a longer window of time to have sex. Cialis can last for 36 hours. It doesn’t mean a man has an erection for that long, but if a man is aroused anytime in those 36 hours the drug is effective.
Viagra, on the other hand, only lasts for four hours. Once that time frame expires another pill can’t be taken for at least 24 hours.
Another Interesting Finding
Researchers also found out that about 75% of men do talk to their partner about taking an erectile dysfunction drug, but few couples actually go to the doctors together. Just 12% of couples had an open conversation with their doctor about the options that could enhance their love making.
Researchers hope this study will change that, encouraging more couples to take charge of this once taboo issue together.