This is from the leaflet in my latest prescription of Sildenafil [the generic now prescribed to save the NHS some money on the cost of Viagra], Matium.
As you'll see from "How is Sildenafil Teva used?", the recommendation is that you take them about an hour before starting activity and their effectiveness is reduced if taken with food. I usually punt around 11.00 a.m/12 noon, so I only have a cup of tea for breakfast before leaving home and take the tablet on the bus or train [depending on which of my Regulars I'm visiting].
The next heading down: "How does Sildenafil Teva work?" explains that
"Sexual stimulation is still needed to produce an erection."
Or as my Scottish lady GP said to me while giving me my first-ever prescription for Viagra, "Ye'll still have to go through foreplay, mind!"
And I thought, "Ah well; if I must, I must!
Although this is for the generic, the heading "What are the benefits and risks of Sildenafil Teva" explains that because it's a generic and is bioequivalent to Viagra, its benefits and risks are the same as the famous little blue tablet.
As for pops, I'm afraid I don't know the answer to that; I guess it'll produce different results in each of us.
As I posted on another thread recently, my GP started me on 25 mg tabs, increased the dose to 50 mg when I said that the effect of the first prescription wasn't what I'd hoped for and finally increased the dose to 100 mg when the effect of the 50 mg tabs wasn't much better. I'm still on 4 x 100 mg tabs per month.