Posted by blueberry1 on January 29, 2007, at 14:42:32
In reply to Viagra and Cialis: Why don't they work?, posted by Pluto on January 28, 2007, at 22:48:24
Viagra. Did you go up to the max dose of 100mg? Here is a technique I have used that works good. This after much experimenting, and failures like you. I discovered with this trick I can actually get an erection when I am totally disinterested in sex. And then the erection actually creates some interest.
Viagra dosing. I experimented with this when I heard there was a sublingual version but I couldn't afford it. First, very important, the stomach has to be empty empty empty. No food or drink for at least 2 hours prior. 3 or 4 hours even better. You want the stomach totally empty. Then chew the pill into little chunks. With your fingers or however you have to do it, work most of it under the tongue. Leave it there for 10 minutes. There will be some on the tongue and all over the mouth, but most of it under the tongue. Let it soak and absorb. It will turn into a white slimey mush. It doesn't taste good, but it doesn't taste repulsive either. When done, wash it down with a sip of water. No more than a 1/4 cup. Starts to kick in at about 20 minutes. Best time for lovemaking is around 60 minutes. Whatever didn't get absorbed under the tongue will get absorbed quickly and efficiently in an empty stomach. I don't know why this works so much better but it does.
Tyrosine. Cheap, fast and simple to try. 250mg to 500mg tyrosine a couple hours prior. It will convert to dopamine and help over-ride all that serotonin and spark some sexual interest. Could make for lousy sleep, but not a bad price to pay for some closeness. Use only on love nights. I have found that even just 100mg can temporarily spark some interest and boost mood also.
Herbs. Lots of them for libido. I haven't tried it, but anecdotal stuff I have read says that tonquat ali is the best of them all. Maybe placebo, maybe not, but I swear damiana gave me some libido after taking it for 3 days. Maca gave me energy but I didn't take it long enough to see if it would help with libido. A guy here a couple months back got great results by adding ashwagandha to zoloft. Don't quote me on this, but I do believe all these herbs are safe with ssris.
Try the viagra trick. If not good enough, spice it up next time with a little tyrosine. If still no luck then get the herbs.
Closeness with your partner is so important in my opinion. Skin to skin is special. I hope one of these things will help that happen. The viagra trick works for me. Tyrosine I hardly ever do, but it did work. Herbs I haven't played with enough.