SCIENCE-BACKED EXPLANATION

Viagra® is the most known erectile dysfunction medication which should be taken 30-60 min before anticipated sexual intercourse.

It works for about 4-5 hours, during this time a man’s penis will be engorged with blood (he needs to be sexually excited to get the desired effect).

A lot of things about ‘little blue pill‘ are known, however, there is a misbelief that it might help to enlarge the penis permanently.

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The Myth: Viagra can enlarge penis

Indications for the Use of Viagra

The only indication for the use of Viagra® is erectile dysfunction. Other preparations containing sildenafil may be officially used for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (but brand Viagra® itself cannot be used for such purposes).

Sometimes doctors prescribe Viagra to treat female sexual dysfunction and male premature ejaculation, but this is rather an exception than rule.

One should not take the blue pill for fun. It may make feelings brighter and erection slightly harder, but this is not a thing worth trying if you are a healthy person.

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Proclaimed Viagra Effect

Sildenafil Citrate inhibits activity of PDE5 enzyme (this substance vice versa causes oppressive effect on erectile function). By removing an obstacle in the form of PDE-5, the medication promotes smooth muscle tissue relaxation and boosts blood inflow into cavernous bodies of the penis.

Relaxation of penile arteries and veins leads to inhibition of muscle contraction and improvement of neurogenic nitric oxide-mediated relaxation. The organ becomes bigger and harder due to erection processes.

As stated in a 2000 study by Spanish researchers P. Medina and others

However, the drug cannot help a male to increase the size of penis, i.e. its permanent physical parameters. It only grants sufficient erection, which may be better than a patient has had for the past several years.

There are scientific studies that might indicate an indirect effect of sildenafil on penis size.

For example, sildenafil citrate had a positive effect on penile weight in mice which had undergone cavernous neurotomy, that is coagulating (or freezing) the nerves that innervate corpora cavernosa.

According to a 2011 study by Turkish scientists E. Özden, B. Öztürk et al.

The scientists also noted that sildenafil treatment had some protective action on adrenergic and cholinergic systems, also important for erectile function.

However, circumstances of this study were too specific, and we cannot argue on its basis that sildenafil can lead to penis enlargement.

False Claims

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Some online sellers (mostly those offering generic versions of Viagra®) claim that the medications contribute to the enlargement of penis, as it enhances the flow of blood to its cavernous bodies and causes natural hardening of penile organ.

In men with weakened sexual function, penis is sluggish and this prevents the fulfillment of a full-fledged act.

Sometimes it is claimed that using sildenafil-based tablets, one can solve the delicate problem of penis enlargement.

In fact, this is just a play of words. It’s incorrect to refer to penis increase due to erection as penis enlargement.

So if you see that canadian drugstore promises something like that, non-professionals work here, and this actually may be a rogue pharmacy.

Another myth debunked and explained: Is Viagra Pill Addictive? Can You Get Hooked On It?

Takeaways

Viagra® cannot enlarge penis either in circumference or in length. No medication, herbal product, exercise etc. can increase the size of this organ.

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Some special devices may sometimes help, but the most effective way to achieve this is a surgery, however, this is also an unsafe method, which may cause swelling and infection as side effects. They sometimes are so severe that the penile organ requires removal.

Therefore, if you think that your penis is not large enough, it is better to come to terms with this, especially since the average length of the male penis is not so big and, according to statistical data, the size does not matter to most females’ sexual satisfaction.

Only severe cases (like micropenis, when it is simply impossible to perform a normal sexual intercourse) may require serious medical intervention.

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