Does Viagra Make You Last Longer in Bed?

Worried about your sexual stamina? You’re not alone. Medical study data shows that premature ejaculation is one of the most common sexual performance complaints for men, with up to 39 percent of men stating that they ejaculate earlier than they’d like to during sexual activity. 

Even for men who don’t meet the clinical definition of premature ejaculation, it’s quite common to want to improve your sexual stamina and last longer in bed.  

Today, a variety of treatments are available for premature ejaculation, ranging from sprays like lidocaine-based premature ejaculation spray to techniques like the stop-start strategy, the squeeze technique and masturbating before sex.

Then, there’s Viagra. Although it’s designed and marketed primarily as a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), many men believe that Viagra can make it easier to last longer in bed.

Below, we’ve looked into the evidence for and against sildenafil (the active ingredient in Viagra) as a treatment for boosting sexual stamina and lasting longer in bed. We’ve also listed a range of real, science-backed options for improving your sexual stamina and performance. 

Can Viagra Help You Last Longer?

Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, works by increasing the ability of blood to flow into the soft, erectile tissue of your penis. This makes it easier for you to get and keep an erection. It can also give you a firmer erection that improves the sexual experience for your and your partner. 

Viagra is not an effective treatment for premature ejaculation, meaning it usually won’t have any effect on the amount of time for which you can have sex before you ejaculate, the amount of sensitivity you experience during sex or when you orgasm and ejaculate. 

Despite this, there are a few interesting studies about Viagra’s effects on premature ejaculation that are worth mentioning:

  • In a small 2007 study, researchers found that sildenafil (the active ingredient in Viagra) was linked to an increase in ejaculation time in men affected by premature ejaculation.

  • Another study from 2005 found that men who used sildenafil experienced a small increase in time before ejaculation. However, the increase compared to placebo wasn’t statistically significant. 

While these are interesting studies, they’re not enough to call Viagra a proven treatment option for increasing the amount of time you can last in bed. If you notice any results, it’s best to think of them as a bonus, not as a primary effect of sildenafil.  

However, there is one situation in which Viagra can definitely help you last longer in bed. If you tend to lose your erection during sex and need to stop because you’re no longer hard, Viagra’s effects could help you have sex for longer without being affected by erectile dysfunction. 

Thanks to science, ED can be optional.

We’re here to help you mate, mate

floppy cactus