Cialis and erectile dysfunction Cialis, one of the more popular erectile dysfunction drugs, may help men achieve orgasm and ejaculation, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Urology International. The study was completed by researchers at the Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Researchers collected data from 17 double-blind, controlled studies completed on men with erectile dysfunction. Cialis, a drug typically prescribed to help men achieve erection, was investigated in the studies. The studies included more than 3,500 patients using Cialis or a placebo for erectile dysfunction. The average age of men in the study was about 55. More than 1,500 men suffered severe ejaculation problems and about 1,800 men suffered severe orgasm problems. In some cases men with severe ejaculation and orgasm issues reported only mild cases of erectile dysfunction.

Based on the review of completed studies, using Cialis consistently for 12 weeks resulted in increased orgasm and ejaculation, compared to the control or placebo groups. About 70% of men involved in the studies were able to reach orgasm and ejaculate, but only 30% of the placebo group reported the same. Drug benefits were recorded regardless of the severity of erectile dysfunction.

Dr. Darius Paduch, study author, claims about 18% of men can achieve an erection only to realize they cannot ejaculate or have trouble ejaculating. Elderly men are more apt to have difficulty ejaculating, but the problem is prevalent in men of all ages.

Having trouble reaching orgasm or ejaculating can be independent of erectile dysfunction. Even young men, including men trying to have children, can achieve an erection, but fail to ejaculate causing fertility issues in the relationship.

When researchers pulled information on ejaculation disorder and orgasm disorder they noticed Cialis played a more important role in male sexual healing than simply improving erectile dysfunction. About 66% of men with trouble ejaculating and trouble reaching orgasm reported improvements.

Further study directed specifically at the impact of Cialis treatment on sexual satisfaction and enjoyment needs to be completed, but early results look promising for Cialis users and may result in off-label prescription for patients able to achieve erection, but unable to reach orgasm or ejaculation.

Source: Darius A. Paduch, Alexander Bolyakov, Paula K. Polzer, Steven D. Watts. Effects of 12 weeks of tadalafil treatment on ejaculatory and orgasmic dysfunction and sexual satisfaction in patients with mild to severe erectile dysfunction: integrated analysis of 17 placebo-controlled studies. BJU International, 2013; 111 (2): 334 DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11656.x.