By Tamara McLean
ERECTION drugs might improve performance in bed but they do little to boost a man's self esteem or improve their relationship, research shows.
A survey of 650 Australian men has found that those with erectile problems have poorer esteem, a weaker sense of masculinity and lower personal satisfaction than others.
And those on Viagra and other drug treatments were no better off than those who were unmedicated, said lead researcher and psychologist Hayley Matic.
"This just goes to show that medications are not a magic pill to improve the sex lives of men," Dr Matic said.
The findings, to be published in the International Journal of Impotence Research, contradicts some drug studies which show medication can improve general wellbeing.
The International Journal of Impotence Research (IJIR for short) is well respected in the field of impotence research. Doctors studying impotence, worldwide, refer to its findings. This is a landmark study in the field of erection control. What these men are essentially saying is, ‘sure I can have sex but why? I’m not just some machine that requires a little pill to bone whenever I please. I want foreplay. I want magic. I like a little sensuality with my sexuality.’ Erection medication, like a lot of medicine, is great at treating symptoms but not so strong at treating the underlying cause. Then again, some percentage of ED drug users could probably care less about repairing the root cause of the problem. And some other percentage of Viagra-takers are probably recreational pill poppers that just like having long sex sessions.