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Pills/herbs for better sex?

By Harish P Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 13:15
We bet you all have heard of pills like Viagra that promise to keep you going on and on or our desi jadi booti Shilajit that increases the ‘mardana taqat’. But ever wondered how safe these sexual performance enhancers are? Should you take them or not? Love Matters is here to answer all your queries.

What are Sexual Performance Enhancers

Problems with sexual performance are common and shouldn’t be made a taboo subject. Problems like premature ejaculation (Climaxing too early), sexual anxiety, low fertility in men (i.e. low sperm count), hormonal imbalance, erectile dysfunction (being unable to have an erection during the sexual act), or total lack of sexual desire, etc. are fairly well-known. They may arise due to various physical /stress-related causes. 

Sexual performance enhancers are any chemical or herbal products which improve one’s sexual performance that keep a person from living their sexual life to the fullest. 

In the market

Among the many popular medications available, Viagra is perhaps the best known medicine that helps with erectile dysfunction in men. It works by increasing blood flow to the penis so that an erection can take place. Sexual performance enhancers can also be available in spray form like in the case of the “Climax” spray which helps keep the penis harder and for a longer time. 

Desi enhancers 

One of the most popular herbal sexual performance enhancers in India is Shilajit. It also helps with brain function, anaemia among other things. Shilajit has been shown to increase sperm count in men. It also improves sperm motility that is how well the sperm moves towards the egg.  A study also shows that it can have a positive effect on the testosterone levels of men too. 

Other popular enhancers are Gokshura which acts as an aphrodisiac (increases sexual desire) as well as enhances semen count and libido and Kapikachhu which helps with testosterone levels. Such herbal enhancers are sold by different companies under different commercial names. 

Conditions apply!

Most packaged enhancers like the above or imported ones tend to be fairly safe when taken strictly with a doctor’s advice. Taking pills from the pharmacist without medical consultation is common in India due to lack of information and warnings. But it is not really advisable. A doctor needs to diagnose how serious your sexual performance issues are. 

For instance, in the case of Viagra , Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, former president of the Indian Medical Association says, “We prescribe the drug in cases where there is no other option available. One out of 20 patients is prescribed the drug”

As an alternative to drugs, the doctor may advise lifestyle changes. These include adding more zinc and magnesium to our diet , or masturbating before having intercourse (which will make sure that you don’t  ejaculate too early), or using the stop-start technique (i.e stopping the movement of your penis when you feel you are near the climax). 

Also, there are many local quacks spread across India who claim to have instant solutions to sexual problems. Driving through the hinterland, it’s a common sight to see phone numbers of people who know the cure for “gupt rog” (Sexual disease) , “ling ki kamzori” (penile weakness), etc . They also claim to improve “mardaana taaqat” (testosterone/sexual stamina/ male fertility). 

But the government has issued strict warnings against some of these quacks and “Dawakhanas” (centres) questioning the authenticity of their claims and safety of their products. Some examples can be found here.

For women

Unfortunately, sexual performance enhancers for women are less advertised than those available for men. But there are quite a few medicines available for women too. 

Viagra is sometimes used for treating low sexual desire in women. A different drug flibanserin (marketed as “Addyi” and famously knowns as the “female viagra”) has been quite controversial and was rejected by drug authorities in India twice. Unlike Viagra which works by making changes on a physiological level (blood flow), the “female viagra” works on chemicals on the brain. 

Some products containing Ashwagandha help with improving sexual desire among women. 

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About the author: Harish Pedaprolu is a writer and academic based out of Mumbai, India. He has been writing and editing content for the last 6 years. He has also been researching and teaching philosophy at the university level for the past 5 years. He can be reached out on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

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Oh ho Ramesh bete, itne sare problems!! Ok, sabse pahle ki aap khud yeh nirnay lein ki aapka ling patla aur chhota hai yeh utna uchit nahi hoga. Aur ling ka size badhane ka koi bhi tarika mojjud nahi hai. Ling ke size ki sahi jaankari yahan se hasil kijiye: https://lovematters.in/en/resource/penis-shapes-and-sizes Aur yadi shareer menin uttejna adhik hogi, sex ki bhavna zyada hogi toh shighrpatan hone ki sambhavna bhi adhik ho sakti hai. Aisee stithi mein, partner par focus badhana, foreplay , pravesh karne se pehle bahut se alag alag kriyaein karna , jinse dono ko aanand mile, apne partner kee uttejna badhana, yeh sab activities sabse zaroori hain. Iske ilava, partner ke saath sex karne se pehle, ek baar hastmaithun kar saktey hain, utne samay pehele jitne mein ling mein tanaav aa jaaye. Condom ka istemaal bhi jaldi discharge kum karne mein madadgaar saabit ho sakta hai. Yaha padhiye: https://lovematters.in/hi/news/premature-ejaculation-top-five-facts https://lovematters.in/hi/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/i-ejaculate-too-soon-help Aur last mein bete virya ka gadha-mota hone se koi sambandh nahi hai, zara yeh padho: https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/ejaculation lovematters.in/hi/our-bodies/male-body/is-masturbation-making-my-semen-watery https://lovematters.in/en/our-bodies/male-body/semen-top-five-facts Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Kapil bete tension ya work pressure ke karan bhi ling mein tanav ki kami ki samasya ho sakti hai. Toh kahin aap kisi tension, pressure mein toh nahi hai na? yeh samjh lijiye ki sex karney ke liye ya ling me tanav aane ke liye bilkul tanav mukt hona zaruri hai bête. Body ko apna kaam karne dijiye bête - aur yadi koi bimaari na ho to - ye thik ho jana chahiye. Ise padhiye: https://lovematters.in/hi/news/erection-trouble-where-turn https://lovematters.in/hi/news/4-signs-you-have-erectile-dysfunction Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
कही आप किसी tension, pressure में तो नहीं है ना? ये समझ लिजिए कि किसी भी sexual activity या लिंग में तनाव के लिए बिल्कुल तनाव मुक्त होना ज़रूरी है. और body को अपना काम करने दीजिए बेटे यदि कोई बीमारी ना हो तो ये ठीक हो जाना चाहिए. जिस बारे में और यहा पढ़ लो: https://lovematters.in/hi/news/4-signs-you-have-erectile-dysfunction https://lovematters.in/hi/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/i-have-erection-problems-what-are-your-tips-auntyji यदि इस मुद्दे पर आप और गहरी चर्चा में जुड़ना चाहते हैं, तो हमारे डिस्कशन बोर्ड, " जस्ट पूछो" में ज़रूर शामिल हों. https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Kunal bete ye aapko kaise pata?? Kya aapne koi test karaya hai?? Please iske baare me ek panjikrit doctor se mil lijiye. Ise padhiye: https://lovematters.in/en/our-bodies/male-body/semen-top-five-facts Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Jitendra bête kahin aap kisi tension, pressure mein toh nahi hai na? Yeh samjh lijiye ki sex karney ke liye ya ling me tanav aane ke liye bilkul tanav mukt hona zaruri hai bête. Body ko apna kaam karne dijiye bête - aur yadi koi bimaari na ho to - ye thik ho jana chahiye. Ise padhiye: https://lovematters.in/hi/news/erection-trouble-where-turn https://lovematters.in/hi/news/4-signs-you-have-erectile-dysfunction Aur aap khud yeh nirnay lein ki aapka ling chhota hai yeh utna uchit nahi hoga. Aur ling ka size badhane ka koi bhi tarika mojjud nahi hai. Ling ke size ki sahi jaankari yahan se hasil kijiye: https://lovematters.in/en/resource/penis-shapes-and-sizes Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Bete bête kahin aap kisi tension, pressure mein toh nahi hai na? Yeh samjh lijiye ki sex karney ke liye ya ling me tanav aane ke liye bilkul tanav mukt hona zaruri hai bête. Body ko apna kaam karne dijiye bête - aur yadi koi bimaari na ho to - ye thik ho jana chahiye. Ise padhiye: https://lovematters.in/hi/news/erection-trouble-where-turn https://lovematters.in/hi/news/4-signs-you-have-erectile-dysfunction Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Beta ling ko apne aam stithi pe bhi to waapis aana hai na? Isme lagbhag 45 mins se 1 hour lag sakta hai, ya zyada ya kum. Yeh bohot common hain, so don't worry! Tension ya pressure ke karan bhee ling me tanav ki kami ki samasya ho sakti hai. Yeh samjh lijiye ki ling me tanav ke liye bilkul tanav mukt hona zaruri hai bête. Jis baaray mein aur yaha padh lijiye : https://lovematters.in/hi/news/4-signs-you-have-erectile-dysfunction Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Mahesh bête kahin aap kisi tension, pressure mein toh nahi hai na? Yeh samjh lijiye ki sex karney ke liye ya ling me tanav aane ke liye bilkul tanav mukt hona zaruri hai bête. Body ko apna kaam karne dijiye bête - aur yadi koi bimaari na ho to - ye thik ho jana chahiye. Ise padhiye: https://lovematters.in/hi/news/erection-trouble-where-turn https://lovematters.in/hi/news/4-signs-you-have-erectile-dysfunction Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
बेटे कही आप किसी tension, pressure में तो नहीं है ना? ये समझ लिजिए कि किसी भी sexual activity या लिंग में तनाव के लिए बिल्कुल तनाव मुक्त होना ज़रूरी है. और body को अपना काम करने दीजिए बेटे यदि कोई बीमारी ना हो तो ये ठीक हो जाना चाहिए. जिस बारे में और यहा पढ़ लो: https://lovematters.in/hi/news/4-signs-you-have-erectile-dysfunction https://lovematters.in/hi/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/i-have-erection-problems-what-are-your-tips-auntyji यदि इस मुद्दे पर आप और गहरी चर्चा में जुड़ना चाहते हैं, तो हमारे डिस्कशन बोर्ड, " जस्ट पूछो" में ज़रूर शामिल हों. https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Girish bete is baare mein vistaar se yaha padhiye: https://lovematters.in/hi/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Bete ye diabetes ke karan bhi ho sakta hai, iske liye ek panjikrit doctor se mil lijiye aur unke salah par amal kijiye. Samanyatah work load, tension ya pressure ke karan bhi ling mein tanav ki kami ki samasya ho sakti hai. Yeh samjh lijiye ki sex karney ke liye ya ling me tanav aane ke liye bilkul tanav mukt hona zaruri hai. Ise padhiye: https://lovematters.in/hi/news/erection-trouble-where-turn https://lovematters.in/hi/news/4-signs-you-have-erectile-dysfunction Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Sorry bete hum koi ilaz nahi bata sakte, kisi bhi tarah ke ilaaz ke liye panjikrit doctor se mil lijiye. Lekin bête kahin aap kisi tension, pressure mein toh nahi hai na? Yeh samjh lijiye ki sex karney ke liye ya ling me tanav aane ke liye bilkul tanav mukt hona zaruri hai bête. Body ko apna kaam karne dijiye bête - aur yadi koi bimaari na ho to - ye thik ho jana chahiye. Ise padhiye: https://lovematters.in/hi/news/erection-trouble-where-turn https://lovematters.in/hi/news/4-signs-you-have-erectile-dysfunction Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Shravan bete yadi shareer menin uttejna adhik hogi, sex ki bhavna zyada hogi toh shighrpatan hone ki sambhavna bhi adhik ho sakti hai. Yaha padhiye: https://lovematters.in/hi/news/premature-ejaculation-top-five-facts https://lovematters.in/hi/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/i-ejaculate-too-soon-help Aur aap khud yeh nirnay lein ki aapka ling chhota hai yeh utna uchit nahi hoga. Aur ling ka size badhane ka koi bhi tarika mojjud nahi hai. Ling ke size ki sahi jaankari yahan se hasil kijiye: https://lovematters.in/en/resource/penis-shapes-and-sizes Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Namaskar Shiva puttar! Sabse pahli baat bina panjikrit doctor ke salah ke kisi bhi dawa ka istemal swasth nahi hota hai, so aisa mat kijiye. Aur kahin aap kisi tension, pressure mein toh nahi hai na? Yeh samajh lijiye ki sex karney ke liye ya ling me tanav aane ke liye bilkul tanav mukt hona zaruri hai bête. Body ko apna kaam karne dijiye bête - aur yadi koi bimaari na ho to - ye thik ho jana chahiye. Ise padhiye: https://lovematters.in/hi/news/erection-trouble-where-turn https://lovematters.in/hi/news/4-signs-you-have-erectile-dysfunction Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna   chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Rajesh beta, don't worry!! Yadi shareer menin uttejna adhik hogi, sex ki bhavna zyada hogi toh shighrpatan hone ki sambhavna bhi adhik ho sakti hai. Aisee stithi mein, partner par focus badhana, foreplay , pravesh karne se pehle bahut se alag alag kriyaein karna , jinse dono ko aanand mile, apne partner kee uttejna badhana, yeh sab activities sabse zaroori hain. Iske ilava, partner ke saath sex karne se pehle, ek baar hastmaithun kar saktey hain, utne samay pahle jitne mein ling mein tanaav aa jaaye. Condom ka istemaal bhi jaldi discharge kum karne mein madadgaar saabit ho sakta hai. Yaha padhiye: https://lovematters.in/hi/news/premature-ejaculation-top-five-facts https://lovematters.in/hi/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/i-ejaculate-too-soon-help Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
माफ कीजिएगा हम आपको किसी भी दवा के बारे में नहीं बता सकते और बिना डॉक्टर के सलाह के किसी भी दवा का इस्तेमाल स्वस्थ नहीं होता है। कहीं आप किसी tension, pressure में तो नहीं है ना? ये समझ लिजिए कि किसी भी sexual activity या लिंग में तनाव के लिए बिल्कुल तनाव मुक्त होना ज़रूरी है. और body को अपना काम करने दीजिए बेटे यदि कोई बीमारी ना हो तो ये ठीक हो जाना चाहिए. जिस बारे में और यहा पढ़ लो: https://lovematters.in/hi/news/4-signs-you-have-erectile-dysfunction https://lovematters.in/hi/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/i-have-erection-problems-what-are-your-tips-auntyji यदि इस मुद्दे पर आप और गहरी चर्चा में जुड़ना चाहते हैं, तो हमारे डिस्कशन बोर्ड, " जस्ट पूछो" में ज़रूर शामिल हों. https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Deepak bete yadi shareer menin uttejna adhik hogi, sex ki bhavna zyada hogi toh shighrpatan hone ki sambhavna bhi adhik ho sakti hai. Aisee stithi mein, partner par focus badhana, foreplay , pravesh karne se pehle bahut se alag alag kriyaein karna , jinse dono ko aanand mile, apne partner kee uttejna badhana, yeh sab activities sabse zaroori hain. Iske ilava, partner ke saath sex karne se pehle, ek baar hastmaithun kar saktey hain, utne samay pehele jitne mein ling mein tanaav aa jaaye. Condom ka istemaal bhi jaldi discharge kum karne mein madadgaar saabit ho sakta hai. Yaha padhiye: https://lovematters.in/hi/news/premature-ejaculation-top-five-facts https://lovematters.in/hi/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/i-ejaculate-too-soon-help Sex ki timing ke liye ise bhi padh lijiye: https://lovematters.in/hi/making-love/how-long-does-sex-normally-last Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Rawat bête kahin aap kisi tension, pressure mein toh nahi hai na? Yeh samjh lijiye ki sex karney ke liye ya ling me tanav aane ke liye bilkul tanav mukt hona zaruri hai bête. Body ko apna kaam karne dijiye bête - aur yadi koi bimaari na ho to - ye thik ho jana chahiye. Ise padhiye: https://lovematters.in/hi/news/erection-trouble-where-turn https://lovematters.in/hi/news/4-signs-you-have-erectile-dysfunction Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Beta uttejana hone par ya sex ki bhavana adhik hone par aisa hona bahut hi common hai. Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Beta jaldi ho ne se koi baat nahi, dont worry. So sabse pehle toh apni partner ki body ko samjh lijiye- unko time dijiye. Aur yadi shareer menin uttejna adhik hogi, sex ki bhavna zyada hogi toh shighrpatan hone ki sambhavna bhi adhik ho sakti hai. Aisee stithi mein, partner par focus badhana, foreplay , pravesh karne se pehle bahut se alag alag kriyaein karna , jinse dono ko aanand mile, apne partner kee uttejna badhana, yeh sab activities sabse zaroori hain. Iske ilava, partner ke saath sex karne se pehle, ek baar hastmaithun kar saktey hain, utne samay pehele jitne mein ling mein tanaav aa jaaye. Condom ka istemaal bhi jaldi discharge kum karne mein madadgaar saabit ho sakta hai. Yaha padhiye: https://lovematters.in/hi/news/premature-ejaculation-top-five-facts https://lovematters.in/hi/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/i-ejaculate-too-soon-help Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna   chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Dawa?? Shayad haan, Lekin dawa kaun see? Aur kyun? Yeh toh aap jaantey hee hain na ki yeh bahut hee dangerous aur iske kai side effects ho skate hain. Aur saath hee is par ek baar yadi nirbahr ho gaye, so iske bina kar nahin payenge. Jab koi beemari ya kami ho toh baat bhi hai – wo bhi doctor ki salaah se varna nahin. Sex mein aur apne partner mein ruchi badhaiye aur sex ko enjoy kijiye, safe rahiye. Aur yeh bhi jaan lijiye ki alag alag logon ki sex kshamta alag alg ho sakti hai, yaha vistaar se padh lijiye: https://lovematters.in/hi/making-love/sexual-performance-enhancers-top-five-facts Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna   chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
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