Cialis for Women
Thanks to rapid development of pharmaceutical industry, one of men’s biggest fears no longer looks as bad as it used to. Erectile dysfunction? Meh. Everybody knows that all it takes to cure this condition is just a pill of Viagra or Cialis. PDE5 inhibitors make men’s sex drive skyrocket turning limpies into rock-hard boners.
But is there an alternative for women? There are so many ladies (and gents) wondering, that ‘Cialis for women’ has officially become a ‘thing’ on the Internet. Some say that it works, helping women get excited faster. Some say it only helps post-menopausal ladies. Some say it doesn’t work at all and some even say that it’s downright dangerous for women. Today we will take a closer look at all of these points of view and decide once and for all whether women can be recommended to use Cialis to enjoy sex more or not.
We will try to squeeze as much information into this short article as possible, making sure we cover everything from the potential effect of Cialis for women to the adverse effects that using this medication might cause. Hope you will find it interesting and useful!
Cialis for Women
First of all, let us bust one rather popular myth stating that Cialis for women is a whole different drug that doesn’t have anything in common with the ‘regular’ Tadalafil-based medication manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company and used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. It’s all BS – there is no such thing as a separate ‘female’ version of Cialis.
And another portion of bad news right away… Most doctors and experts discussing the use of Cialis in women online agree that it’s not such a great idea – at least for now while there’s no sufficient data that would prove that Cialis helps women to get horny and is not dangerous for them. As far as we know, there are clinical studies aimed at researching the effect of Cialis in women taking place these days but right now there’s not enough data to draw any conclusions.
Nevertheless, there have already been a few pretty massive studies involving focus groups of 50-100 women aged 22 to 38 who took Cialis and reported any changes in their sex drive they experienced. While most of these ladies claimed Cialis didn’t make them feel more excited or anything, they agreed that it helped them to enjoy sex more and reach orgasm faster. And it’s actually no surprise. Known to improve blood circulation specifically in pelvic area, Cialis can probably work in women similarly to the way it works in men. More blood brought into the pelvic area would probably make a woman’s labia and clitoris become more engorged, thus intensifying their sensitivity.
In spite of the fact that there haven’t been any effects of Cialis reported that would make it dangerous for female body, women should probably refrain from using this medication until more data is available.
Cialis is not an aphrodisiac and it can’t make anyone more willing to have sex. This is also something that everyone hoping to use this medication as ‘Spanish fly’ should be aware of.
What can Cialis do if taken by a woman?
Most skeptics say that Cialis would probably have no effect at all if taken by a woman – its active ingredient, Tadalafil, works in men by inhibiting the effect of PDE5 – an enzyme that impairs blood circulation in pelvic area. As PDE5 is not found in female body, Cialis is probably not supposed to work for women. However, the fact that many doctors prescribe it for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension in both men and women points at exactly the opposite. Cialis does improve blood circulation by relaxing the smooth muscles lining the blood vessels in your body so that more blood passes through them.
Moreover, the female members of focus groups that participated in clinical trials of Cialis for women did report certain curious effects that allow us to say that Cialis is probably capable of helping women enjoy sex more. Typically, the described effects would include the feeling of warmth in vaginal area as well as mild swelling of labia and clitoris, apparently, resulting from blood rushing towards them.
It is believed that Cialis poses no threat to pregnant and breastfeeding women but, once again, many experts agree that there’s not enough data that would allow us to be 100% sure about it.
Taken by a woman, Cialis can trigger a number of unpleasant and even dangerous side effects – exactly like in men. Let’s have a closer look at these in the following part of our article.
Side effects of Cialis for women
Tadalafil as a whole and Cialis in particular is far not the safest medication out there – there are quite a few side effects and drug interactions that all people planning to use this drug should be aware of. However, it’s not even half as dangerous as many other medications we often have to take on regular basis – some of its least dangerous side effects are observed in no more than 10% of the users and highly dangerous ones, in their turn, in less than 0.1%.
Just like men, women taking Cialis are more likely to experience headaches, muscle pains, dyspepsia and nasal congestion than anything else after popping the pill. The likelihood of suffering from side effects depends on the dose of Tadalafil consumed – when taking 20 mg on as-needed basis, you get the probability of suffering from side effects of around 10-12%. If you prefer the low-strength pill for daily use, the showing goes down to 6% or even less.
There are a few rarer adverse effects that are still worth mentioning, perhaps, as up to 1 or 2 people in every 100 Cialis users are likely to experience these. Most of them affect the digestive system and may include diarrhea, stomach ache, burping and heartburn.
Finally, we feel we just have to mention extremely rare but highly dangerous side effects of Cialis too. You are not likely to experience these unless you overdose on Cialis or take it with any of the forbidden medications that intensify its effect too much. Still, if you notice the symptoms of any of the following, seek emergency medical assistance immediately. So, the list of most dangerous side effects of Cialis includes severe hypotension (manifested by such symptoms as extreme dizziness, nausea, fainting), heart attack or stroke (pain in the chest, limbs or lower jaw, difficulty breathing), priapism (erection that lasts for more than 4 hours, even after orgasm) and sudden loss of hearing or vision.
Please, remember that you are not allowed to take Cialis along with nitrates (medicines used to treat chest pain or recreational drugs known as ‘poppers’), antihypertensives or alpha-blockers as it may lead to severe hypotension or cardiac problems. Besides, the effect of Cialis can be altered by grapefruit juice or excessive amounts of alcohol (more than 5 units). Thus, you should definitely try to avoid grapefruit completely when using Cialis and try to hold your consumption of alcohol within reasonable limits too.
While Cialis for women is still under research, what are the alternatives?
While we think that Cialis for women is more than just likely to make it into the market in the nearest future, we still recommend that you play by the rules and don’t engage in recreational use of this medication – at least, unless you get your doctor’s express approval to try this medication. The same applies to other meds that are usually prescribed to men suffering from ED – Viagra, Levitra, etc. Even though Viagra is probably the closest to becoming the first ‘lady boner drug’ out there (the rumor is that they will start selling female Viagra in 2016 already), it is still not approved for use in women.
In the meantime, the only advice that doctors would probably give to women suffering from a decrease in libido or post-menopausal women would be psychological. Women with low sex drive are usually recommended to embrace their sexuality and change their attitude towards sex and their partners, maybe try something new in bed, engage in longer foreplay, etc. Even though changing one’s sexual routines and preferences is often very challenging, it can still turn out to be a very effective solution to improving the overall quality of life.
However, there are at least a few substances or medicines that can solve the problem ‘the scientific way’. First of all, you need to look at the reasons that might be hampering your sex drive. In some cases it’s caused by low testosterone or estrogen levels in your system, which is very simple to solve – just get your doctor to prescribe you some testosterone- or estrogen-based hormone medication and that’s it. Additionally, if you are taking birth control pills, you might want to consider changing the brand or switching to different contraceptives as the pill is known to alter libido as well.
Finally, there are quite a few aphrodisiacs, the effectiveness of which has been proven numerous times – starting from simple pumpkin seeds and going all the way to exotic stuff like fenugreek, shilajit or shatavari. These foods and substances are rich in essential vitamins and microelements – exactly the ones that can affect your reproductive system the positive way. By the way, many doctors say that even simply switching to hotter/spicier foods might do the job for you. Spices stimulate blood circulation very well and might be exactly what you need to re-ignite that fire in your bedroom.
Okay, this is probably where our story comes to an end. That’s more or less everything we know about Cialis for women, its glorious future but not really remarkable present. Summing it up, we can say that there’s a lot of evidence stating that this medication can be very effective in treating sexual dysfunction in women just like it does in men – but it will only be approved for such use when the doctors make sure it’s absolutely harmless for women. For now, we can either take the risk and turn ourselves into guinea pigs, relying on whatever little data there is, or stick with more traditional (though obviously less effective) means of enhancing libido. Fortunately, it looks like we won’t have to wait for much longer… Cialis for women is obviously on the way.