Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Mark a Sexual Revolution

Dec - 25

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Mark a Sexual Revolution

Cialis – Part of a New Sexual Revolution

With all the media hype in the last few years surrounding erectile dysfunction and the familiarity of names such as Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis, the big name trio of treatments to combat ED, one might think a new sexual revolution was afoot. If one considers the taboo against discussing erectile dysfunction or other sexual dysfunctions that existed just a decade ago, then perhaps it might be agreed that a revolution is happening.

The Baby-Boomers

Ironically, the generation that motivated the sexual revolution and free love of the 1960’s, including much political and social unrest, is the same generation driving the market for erectile dysfunction treatments. Men in their 50’s and 60’s have the highest incidence of ED, but their physicians are telling them that age does not have to come bundled with erectile dysfunction.

The baby-boomer generation is more vital as a whole than the previous generation. They are concerned with staying healthy and living longer, or realizing that since the odds are they will live longer they might as well get the most out of life. And this is not just a concern of men, either. Men’s erectile dysfunction drugs might offer some benefit to women.

Women and Sexual Dysfunction

Generally speaking, women live longer lives than men and that shows no change even in this new era of better healthcare and the increasing trend in healthy lifestyles, including exercise and diet. More women are indulging in plastic surgery too, a pursuit of youth that was once the exclusive domain of celebrities and the very wealthy.

While women are sporting more youthful airs, they are aware of their sexuality more than ever. Because of this, the demand for research into women’s sexual dysfunction and appropriate treatments is on the rise. Research has been mixed as to whether any of the selective phosphodiesterase Type 5 inhibitors can benefit women. Viagra’s early tests seemed to work for some post-menopausal women, but Cialis and Levitra are untested in women, and doctors warn against such use. Other women’s health studies suggest that testosterone in some dosages might be useful, but the research still lacks proof. Many women remain hopeful that treatments for their sexual dysfunctions might be just around the corner.

Erectile dysfunction drugs brought sexual dysfunction, as a whole, to the attention of the medical world. What is compelling about the new awareness is that the big companies such as Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, and Eli Lilly are spending billions of dollars in research and marketing strategies, delivering the clear message that sexual dysfunction has been a problem for a long time, but there is no better time than now to fix it.