So, I did a little experiment.
The last 3 times I "tried" to have sex with new partners, I'd take tadalafil 20 mg like an hour before, and when the time should come, I'd start to feel anxious that my dick would not get hard. And it indeed wouldn't. (100% psychological, works fine with old partners and when masturbating).
However, yesterday, I said fuck it, and took it 4 hours before the expected time I'd have sex with a new partner. And guess what. The anxiety kicked in 15 minutes after taking it. I was feeling the exact same feeling I'd feel right before trying to have sex (when I've had taken the pill ~30 mins before).
Do you have similar experience with it? There are some relevant indications online, however, the literature is quite limited on this (probably on purpose).
I'm thinking that, since I do not have any physiological pathologies, I'd better take 5mg, if any at all.
No I've never noticed this.
Thanks for sharing.
Yes. I'll try again tonight, at like 24 hours after taking a 20mg and see the results.
Given the fact that I've had great experiences with 10mg in the past, I believe that I'm simply overdosing.
Isn't Cialis supposed to keep working for like two days?
Can't you time it better?
So I got a script from my doc and was taking half of a 20mg pill in the morning with food before I lift, I go at 5am. RIght before I get to the gym I take a preworkout. well during my workouts I started getting weird scary heart palpatations and I thought it was the preworkout but I stopped taking the cialis and the palpatations go away. Now I take it after work at like 4pm just to get it in my system but I don't notice any lifting benefits but it does make my thing more girthy and is good for jerk sessions
Nice, have you had any sexual encounters with it?
ah, no, I have not.
You don't have ED and you don't need pills. Stop doing this to yourself.
I know man, it's fucking untreated avoidant-anxiety issues that come up in times like this, sometimes... I'll definitely visit a sex therapist in the near future.
Hold on mate, since you've managed the get 7 girls to bed, there is salvation for you.
I've never got an erection with every girl I've been with. 7 girls, healthy male and no erection in sight.
Me too but with like 12 girls. For so long I've thought it was over. Now I've found a shy virgin gf and we're taking it slow and my struggle isn't over but at least now I get hard, even if not for long or super hard. Obviously I'd advise to quit porn and masturbation but I know you've researched all that at least 5 girls ago
Do you actually feel attracted to them though?
I mean in my case I've been surprised to find out that my dick has its own mind.
I had like two actual 9/10 girls, not exaggerating, ask my sister to set them up with me but it was pretty awkward and I'd gone soft with one of them. But with some next-door-type 6-7/10 girls I can feel the attraction and get a chub just from talking to them.
The dick wants what it wants, maybe you're attracted to a different type.
You might also prefer taking it slowly, some people can't become attracted to a person unless they get to know them first.
Not very compatible with the modern world but lots of people like that exist.
Try getting a gf and keep trying with her, best to not feel bad about not being able to perform as this shit is a vicious circle.
If you're upfront about it and she wants to keep trying there's nothing wrong too.
It's has nothing to do with attraction (unless we're talking whales here) you got soft dick because subconsciously you're much more concerned what the 9s think about you than the mid grills, so your brain pumps you full of adrenaline and cortisol that flops your cock. If you were really, deeply unconcerned and relaxed you'd be able to fuck the 9s no problem.
You're probably right.
Life is a fucking joke btw, it's so fucking ridiculous that to get something you want you have to reach a point where you genuinely don't care about it.
This happens with so many things.
This is what I hope to go for. One night stands just aren't what I want, it's what women assume a good looking fit guy wants and what they assume they want out of him. I want to take it slow with a girl I'm actually interested in. It shouldn't be this hard, when ONS aren't.
I get 5 days of terrible lower back pain on this shit that I can't even sleep or function without ibuprofen, so I take Viagra instead. Viagra only gives headache and clogged noise as a side effect.
Opposite for me, with cialis I'm confident I'll get it up so the anxiety doesn't set in. If I'm in a really anxious period I'll pop 20-40 mg propranolol as well which takes away the physiological aspects of the anxiety which makes it much easier to relax as well. Seriously, beta blockers are a life saver for us with anxiety, use them when I'm presenting at work and with the adrenaline response muted I can be calm and confident.
Not quite on topic but Im in my personal hell right now. I have a slender hot gf and I literally cant cum fucking her. She is super tight in the beginning, feels like its going to tear my frenulum but when she loosens up I cant feel jack shit unless I hit a very specific angle. This morning I pounded her for 2x40 minutes and didnt even come close to peaking. Doesnt help that she is not much of a dirty talker during sex and I have a sneaking suHispanicion I have conditioned myself to stopping the first load when edging which makes the second load basically impossible for me.
Just fuck her in the pooper, anon.
she already said no to a wet thumb bro, my thicker then average cock in her ass is a def nonono
I've take tadalafil many times and never had anxiety as a side effect, but I'd sometimes feel nervousness about the hook up ahead of me so maybe it's that for you too? Like you know what's about to happen so you get anxious or nervous about it. I dont think it's the drug.
If you wanna make sure take it when you dont have a hook up planned and see how you feel.
Also 20mg is a pretty big dose if your healthy otherwise and its purely psychological ED, it's usually 5mg for daily use and 10 before expected sex.
Thank you for your input. That's exactly what I'm planning to do sometime next week, I'll probably pop a 5mg one on Wednesday and see how things go. For tonight, I'll try with yesterday's 20mg half life, I already feel a lot less anxious compared to yesterday, and I can get a boner easily, while yesterday this was not the case, even when I was alone.
My goal is to pop only a 5mg one in every new encounter as an insurance, and then ditch it. It's sad to have a fit body and a limp dick but, whatever..
100% psychology, you need to built comfort around your sexuality/women, slow it down when you're getting it on with a woman, breathe, tease and slowly explore her body with your hands.
I never had a problem with 50mg of viagra right before sex
Generics, real, or Indian pharmacy? The anxiety could be from heartburn. Try taking with a tums
Generics, NAIREM to be precise. Have you tried the combo with tums?
There are 20mg versions of the pill as is.
How the fuck do you morons mega-dose all these drugs and not die?
20 fucking mg of tadalafil???
I can't even tolerate 2 mg of this horseshit, it was causing my heart to hurt and vision to blur, my eyes were getting constantly painful and swollen.
I tried multiple brands and I get the same bad "side" effects from any pde inhibitor
Wish me luck boyos, she's coming in an hour, so I'll let you know how it went later tonight.
>she's coming in an hour
She fucking better be
every time i fuck i start thinking about how it would be bad if i went soft right now and then i do. it's ridiculous. I'm at the point where i want to take dick pills just so i don't have to think about it.
I'm not anxious in normal life and I've been with very patient and understanding people, i don't know why i get so in my head when i fuck.
i bet even if i was slipped sugar pills I'd be fine, it's just an annoying mental hurdle. i can't just be 'in the moment' during sex.
Cover all physiological bases; balanced diet, good weight, cardio 2x/week, no smoking/vaping, no alcohol
Now at least you know if it's completely psychological, but doing all the above should result in better erections anyhow so are worth pursuit.
>I'd start to feel anxious that my dick would not get hard. And it indeed wouldn't.
You already answered yourself
It is 100% psychological, have nothing to do with tadalafil
Stop treating tadalafil as some kind of magic sex pill, it is not, tadalafil is just a slow acting long duration vasodillator
(If you want a fast acting short duration (basically sex) vasodillator, get viagra instead)
Find a way to fix your psychological issues so you don't risk putting the blame on tadalafil, which is an amazing medication and easily the best preworkout if you do lots of cardio
i was gonna take 5mg of tadafil ED for the rest of my life, is there anything wrong with this?
I'm 20, never had sex, and only planned on using it for the other benefits.
I can buy 100 5mg for 40$ doesed at 4.75 so I'd be at 8.5mg steadystate
No it is not, in fact you will see major heart and penis health benefits if you pair it with daily cardio, as it is going to severely increase your cardiovascular/blood circulation gains
>No it is not
I meant *No there is not
what if i told you I get insanely light headed during a cut? which I happen to be doing right now. Also it's 120 degrees during the summer here
but aside from that, cool, I do 30m cardio daily too so..
One last question... Is there any issue if I "come off" or is it just always good?
getting light headed is actually very commonly reported by lots of people who just started taking it due to blood pressure dropping
eventually it goes away
but if you notice it never goes away, you might inherently have some low blood pressure issues, so you could try dropping to 2.5mg daily or 5mg every other day, if it starts negatively affecting your daily life
>Is there any issue if I "come off"
not really, some people say you will develop dependency, but this is entirely psychological, tadalafil itself doesn't mess with your brain in any way
alright massive. thanks man
>I'd start to feel anxious that my dick would not get hard
Shouldn't you be anxious that the dick gets *too* hard? ROTFL
no, I always have a hard time getting it on the first 1-2 times I'm with a new girl (100% psych though death grip syndrome doesn't help) so sometimes I'll take tadalafil (1/2 of a pill but I started with 1/3) and it turns my dick into a dragon dildo
It's obviously very individual, but you could be interpreting the side effects of tadalafil (flushed face, lightheadedness, high blood pressure etc.) as physiological signs of stress, leading to increased anxiety - your body thinks you're tense so it's more likely to cause psychologically-rooted performance anxiety.
Personally, for me my ED is both physiologicsl (Cialis helps, issue happens in masturbation as well) and psychological (some things just make it more likely that I'd lose my boner / not get it up). I need 10mg for anything useful to happen but the next day is only 50% effective, and cycling/cardio helps apparently, as I recently figured out. But even with 20mgs I once had complete failure on the day due to stress.
Switch to sildenafil. I've tried both as a pre-workout and settled on tadalafil both for the lack of side effects (tadalafil gives me some heartburn and slight stuffyness, sildenafil gives me major headcold symptoms and makes my face look bloated and swollen too) and research suggesting it's better as a pre-workout plus it lasts longer.
Anyway, due to this I've fucked around with both recreationally for sex and sildenafil is a far, far better option for sex when it comes to major psychological symptoms or too many fuck sessions in a short period of time. eg, I was on 15mg tadalafil with a girl I wasn't really vibing with and my boner died a couple of times (girl had a hot body/face but we had like zero chemistry irl which made me not really that into her) during. As an experiment I later banged her on 50mg of sildenafil and my boner was way, way stronger. I also felt and looked way shittier due to the swelling though.
Long story short, for sex at least, take tadalafil if you don't really have major ED symptoms but just want a nice low-key insurance policy that will indeed be wayyy better than baseline at giving you boners, getting you harder, and keeping you hard most of the time. Take sildenafil if you're actually legit paranoid about getting it up and keeping it up and want a high-key insurance policy that's guaranteed to work. Another way of looking at it: tadalafil for girls you've been with, sildenafil for girls you haven't been with yet.