You’ve been dating the same person for years and suddenly, bam: you’re married. Congrats! You made it happen. You both decided to go down the aisle together and here you are, sharing a happily ever after. However, while you’re ecstatic about what happened, maybe not so much for the reason you think. Maybe your doctor should’ve written you a Viagra prescription after all.

You’re not alone in wanting to ask your doctor for Viagra. According to a recent Reddit Ask-A-Doc survey, 59% of respondents said they’d like to try the drug with their partners.

While you might not feel weird asking your general practitioner for a sleeping pill or an anti-depressant, what if I told you that asking your doctor for medical cannabis was common practice? Would you be less comfortable asking your GP for a script to get high with your boyfriend?

Marijuana has gained mainstream acceptance as a medicine over the past few years and with the development and success of cannabinoid pharmaceuticals, more and more doctors are prescribing the herb for their patients. In fact, a 2017 global study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that 68% of the respondents had tried marijuana and 21% were current users. And a whopping 80% were interested in trying medication derived from cannabis.

So, whether you’re seeking help with sleep apnea, arthritis, or even PTSD: more and more doctors are trying to help their patients find relief through medicinal cannabis. But how do you go about getting a prescription for the drug? How do you ask your doctor for Viagra without being a creep?

The Trouble With Visiting A Few Hospitals

If you’ve ever been to a hospital, you know that most of them are terrifying places. The smell alone is enough to make you turn around and run for the hills. And what if the doctor you’re visiting isn’t famous for writing fake prescriptions? What if all the doctors in your city are saints and they refuse to prescribe you THC because they think it’s immoral?

These are all valid concerns, which is why the best approach is to ask around and see if anyone you know can suggest a doctor they think is trustworthy. Once you’ve found a few good leads, it’s time to narrow the field and eventually, you’ll find the right match.

Find A Doctor You Can Trust

Even though you have your suspicions about a specific doctor, it’s still best to visit them and see what their bedside manner is like. How do they interact with patients? Are they nice to the people they see every day? Do they give you the time of day or are they so into their work that they don’t even bother to acknowledge you?

Some doctors are just jerks and they’ll push whatever they think will make them more money. So, it’s important to find a doctor you can trust: someone who has your best interests at heart and hasn’t been bought off by Big Pharma.

Understand What Is Covered And What Is Not

You’ve probably heard that health insurance doesn’t always cover things that you need. This is true. But often times, it will cover things that your doctor prescribes for you. If you’re not sure whether or not your plan covers Viagra, ask your doctor or a pharmacist. They’ll be able to guide you on what is and what isn’t covered.

In some instances, your doctor might not want to prescribe you Viagra because of your age. In most cases, it’s a matter of them choosing not to prescribe you the drug because either they think it’s not the right thing for you or they lack the training to properly diagnose your condition and prescribe you the right medication.

Don’t Be Fooled By Instagram Posts

No, we don’t always show the whole truth on social media. Sometimes, we exaggerate what happened in order to make our story more interesting. And although it might be tempting to believe that the picture you’re seeing is what actually happened, it might not be the case. Take, for example, this Instagram user’s story. In the story, the user claims that their girlfriend broke up with them because they didn’t have enough money to pay for her airline ticket to Barcelona. According to the user, their girlfriend wants to reconcile and is willing to take them back. However, the picture shows a man, not a woman.

In the story, the user claims that their genitals were injured during sex and that they need to go to the doctor. However, the picture shows the user’s penis entering the vagina. While injuries like these are considered rape-related, they’re not always indicative of assault. Sometimes, people have accidents during sex that require medical attention. In these cases, the person inflicting the accident might not perceive it as rape. They might think that it was an accident and not an intentional act. So, if you’re ever in doubt, always ask your doctor for help. They’ll be able to clear up whether or not what happened was consensual.

Don’t Be Fooled By Text Messages

Sometimes, people will send you an unsolicited text message, offering to give you free samples of their medication. While it’s tempting to accept the offer and try their products, it’s best to refrain from doing so. Your doctor doesn’t need another reason to write you a prescription, especially since you’re already going through enough as it is. If it were up to them, they’d want to write you a script for the absolute minimum.

The Difference In Health Insurance

If you have health insurance, you’re lucky enough to have a team of doctors that you can go to for any problem that you might come across. However, even with insurance, some problems are more manageable than others and some require special training to treat. If you suspect that you have a medical condition that can be helped by medication, but you don’t know which ones are available or if they’re even covered under your insurance, it’s time to ask your doctor (or a specialised doctor through a referral). If you need a prescription to get the medication you need, it’s best to assume that it’s not going to be covered under your insurance policy and find another way to pay for it.

Being open with your doctor about your sexual desires and needs isn’t something that makes you less of a man. In fact, it can be the opposite. Being honest about your vulnerabilities and being comfortable with who you are is what makes you strong.

Being honest about your sexuality doesn’t mean that you need to rush into having sex with your partner. It simply means that you want to be open about your desires and be allowed to explore your sexuality in whatever way makes you feel good. If you’re into women, but you haven’t felt comfortable being open about it, don’t be afraid to come out as who you really are. Being honest doesn’t make you a lesser man, it makes you a better man. Being open and honest with your doctor is what will help you to get the medical treatment that you need.

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