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Can I have an erection without sexual stimulation while taking Viagra?

You won't experience an erection while taking Viagra unless you are sexually aroused first. Viagra works to help you get and keep an erection long enough for you to have sexual intercourse only if you are sexually aroused. It will not produce erections in men who are not sexually stimulated.

When you are sexually aroused, blood rushes to your penis, causing it to expand and harden. Viagra facilitates this process in men who have erectile dysfunction.

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