Patricia Bearnson, M.D.

Sexual Medicine & Menopause Center

What is Female Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate)

Facing the problem of a growing number of women experiencing problems in intimate life, the scientists tried to apply Sildenafil Citrate in females. Viagra is a potent medication, which is applied in the therapy of male and female sexual dysfunction. Nevertheless, its impact on different sexes varies. In women, it appeared to be effective for libido increase and orgasmic sensations enhancement. Yet these are only some of the positive sides of the medication.

How does Viagra for women work?

The mechanism of Sildenafil Citrate influence on the human body is identical in men and women: it helps to dilate the blood vessels leading to the pelvic organs and relax the muscle tissue of the sex organs thus enhancing the flow of blood to the area.

Thanks to this, women may feel numerous benefits during sexual intercourses. For example:

  • Improvement of the natural lubrication of the intimate zone;
  • Higher sensitivity of clitoris and female sex organs on the whole;
  • Brighter and stronger orgasms;
  • Diminishing of the discomfort and pain sensations during sex;
  • Prolongation of orgasmic sensations;
  • Easier reaching of the climax;
  • Increase in sexual desire.

All these effects let women enjoy the intimacy and thus ruin the negative experiences they might have had in sex without female Viagra.

Can all women take these pills?

Even though female Viagra is quite safe, there are some categories of women, who shouldn’t take Sildenafil Citrate. Among them are:

  • Women with tumor processes of the sex organs. Sildenafil enhances the blood supply to the area and thus may stimulate the growth of the tumor.
  • Those who are allergic to Sildenafil Citrate or any other component of the remedy. A reaction of hypersensitivity may show through swelling of the tongue, throat, and face that prevents normal breathing.
  • Females suffering from vaginal bleedings of unknown nature. An increase of the amounts of blood getting to the pelvic organs after Sildenafil intake may trigger new or stronger bleedings.
  • Women taking nitrate drugs for the blood pressure control. A combination of this kind of preparations with Sildenafil may result in a severe drop in the blood pressure, which is potentially dangerous to life.

You should also be cautious if you have any health issues connected with the work of the heart, kidneys or liver because you may be more likely to experience some side effects of the drug.

Who is female Viagra aimed for?

Sildenafil Citrate (the active component of female Viagra) may be used in all the women experiencing:

  • Vaginal dryness. The bulk of these women face with such an issue after giving birth to a child or when reaching a climacteric period.
  • Pain or discomfort during sexual activities. Such sensations may be caused by various reasons, yet the use of female Viagra can significantly improve the quality of sexual closeness.
  • Difficulties with reaching an orgasm. Female Viagra helps to make the pleasurable feelings more acute. Hence, the problem of inability to get to the peak disappears.
  • Loss of sexual desire. Unpleasant feelings during sex may cause the libido to go down. Women see no point in having sexual intercourses because they are not associated with anything good for them. However, due to the action of Sildenafil Citrate, the sensations, as well as emotions, get better and the lust and sex drive come back into the female life again.

As you may see, female Viagra is a great option for those who want to have a full sexual life.