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What happens when a healthy female takes viagra?
December 31, 2004 6:07 PM   Subscribe

What happens when a healthy female takes viagra?
posted by Scottk to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Safety-wise, there is no problem. (Otherwise, there would be a warning on the label, since Pfizer was conducting clinical trials of Viagra in women as far back as in 1998.) In fact, a clinical trial is now starting up to evaluate if Viagra can cause increased blood flow to the brain in a wide range of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, including women.

Effect-wise, from this federal government page:

Viagra and its competitors increase blood flow to the penis and are not known to affect female sexual activity.
posted by WestCoaster at 6:22 PM on December 31, 2004


I would swear that Susie Bright, sex columnist for Salon.com, took it and wrote about it, but I can't find it in Salon's crappy archive system. I don't recall all the details, but it wasn't anything like what it does to men.
posted by tommasz at 6:27 PM on December 31, 2004


I would guess that her clit will get very hard for a very long time.
posted by BMF at 6:47 PM on December 31, 2004


The research I've read says it doesn't have much effect.
posted by Peach at 8:14 PM on December 31, 2004


The Susie Bright piece -- to which all links appear to be dead -- called "Viagra Calls" indicated that she got fairly randy in an antsy rather than aroused way, enjoyed the sex but found herself engorged to the point where penetrative sex was not practical (!!!), and ultimately deemed it more frustration than it was worth.

I have heard a handful of other anecdotes with similar, though not identical, results, all of which were described as entirely positive experiences.
posted by majick at 9:36 PM on December 31, 2004


from The Vice Guide to Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll:
"There is a full on conspiracy to convince people that this pill doesn't work on women. For real, half a hit of viagra and their clitoris is poking out like ET's trying to phone home."
posted by brevator at 9:26 AM on January 1, 2005


Part I
Part II
posted by cillit bang at 11:22 AM on January 1, 2005


Great Salon article. Thanks, guys.
posted by Scottk at 12:40 PM on January 1, 2005


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