Do male enhancement pills boost libido? Let me share with you what I discovered.
Why I Tried Male Enhancement Pills
I went from an extremely horny guy that had to cum more than 3 times a day to almost no sex drive. And it happened in just a few months time when I was around 40. I could still ‘perform’ but it gave me almost no pleasure.
It was depressing to suddenly go from being a very horny guy to someone who gets not much enjoyment out of it. I was still getting strong erections. It’s just the feeling that is gone.
And like I wrote: this all changed in a very short amount of time. And nothing major happened during that period, no personal breakups, job loss or whatever. It really bugs me not knowing why this happened.
Products That Increase Sexual Arousal
Here are products that increase sexual arousal and erection. These supplements are popular with bodybuilders and also found in male enhancement pills.
The maca plant which has its origin in Peru belongs to the group of the cress plants. In its habitat, it grows on plateaus at altitudes of about 4000 meters. The plant is optimally adapted to harsh weather conditions and poor soil. That is because the plant can store and enrich nutrients within its thickened root. Besides starch and sugar, it contains various essential amino acids and fats. In addition, it is rich in vitamins, mineral nutrients, trace elements and secondary plant compounds. Regarding the effect of the plant Wikipedia writes:
Positive effects on physical performance and psychological resilience are attributed to the maca root. According to clinical studies, this effect is not the result of an endocrinologic, that is hormonopoietic—processes— inﬂuencing, effect; a change in hormone levels in humans could not be observed. However, the plant seems to have a positive effect on sexual dysfunctions. Dietary supplements that contain maca powder have been on the market as natural impotence for some time. As with many other products of this kind, these effects have not been entirely scientiﬁcally proven.
We described medications that affect the brain, the mind and allow shortening the rest between ejaculations. Now, let’s turn to the second group of products. These are phosphodiesterase inhibitors. You already know very well what they are – the strongest erectile stimulants. Let’s start with the weakest in the series.
This medication is better known as Horny Goatweed and is produced from several botanical species. It enhances the production of nitric oxide and acts as the phosphodiesterase inhibitor, because it improves erectile function, just as Viagra. In addition, Ikariin enhances the production of nitric oxide, which may lead to a more stable erection. Comparing Ikariin and Viagra, the former produces one-tenth of the effect of the latter. Weaker effect.
A widely recognized product. The active substance of Viagra, sildenaﬁl, can be found in the medications which cost ten times less than Viagra. The problem is that most people do not know about it. Viagra is only a brand that people buy. The most important thing in this product is sildenaﬁl, the active substance. Sildenaﬁlisa selective phosphodiesterase inhibitor that is responsible for breaking down cyclic guanosine.
Thus, sildenaﬁl affects the passage of increased blood to the penis. Not intended for use by women, or children or adolescents under 18 years old. It should be noted that Viagra is the weakest of the product of the mentioned below. Mechanism of action: kicks in about 1 hour; should be taken on an empty stomach; avoid alcohol since it blocks Viagra action. It is believed that the effect lasts for about 4-5 hours. Side effects: Dizziness, nausea, dry mouth, headache, nasal congestion, etc. The following products are more expensive but more effective than Viagra.
This product is better than Viagra because it kicks in faster, 15-30 minutes after you take it. It also has no side effects and acts up to 10 hours. It can be taken with food. Levitra is absorbed rapidly as opposed to Viagra. This product was developed later and is more modern, but not the most powerful. Side effects: a headache, drowsiness, fainting, and dizziness.
Here is the most powerful product. It differs from Viagra in that its action can last up to 2 days, i.e. about 36 hours. Alcohol does not block its action, unlike Viagra. Do not use on an empty stomach. It is a good choice for a weekend getaway.
The most important is that its active substance sildenafil is cheap. These medications do not affect your sexual arousal. Therefore, it is necessary to get excited in order for the medication to kick in, and you know very well how to make that happen. There is yet another product, but that one is too far out. Learn about penis lengthening and enhancement options.
- Tribulis (small elevation of testosterone levels)
- Yohimbine (affects fat burning; more stable and longer-acting)
- Proviron (Masterolon) – (makes the muscles as well as penis stiffer; increases arousal)
- Mastogol (reduces prolactin levels; recovery after sex; increases testosterone levels)
- Cabergoline (blocks prolactin; improves spermatogenesis)
- Ikariin (10 times weaker than Viagra)
- Viagra (one of the strongest inhibitors of phosphodiesterase; contains sildenaﬁl)
- Levitra (more powerful than Viagra; the effect comes faster and lasts longer; fewer side effects)
- Cialis (the strongest and longest-lasting; can be combined with food; has insigniﬁcant side effects that occur very rarely)
- Papaverine hydrochloride (must be injected into the root of the penis; relaxes the muscles; stimulates erection).
In between or nearing the transition of where your libido/sex drive was much higher, were there any other personal events or ongoing work-related matters which may have been building up and/or started around then? (i.e. these could possibly be the psychological factors for your own personal reflections).