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There’s absolutely nothing fun about erectile dysfunction. However, that doesn’t mean that having ED is abnormal. In fact, it seems that among men under 40 years old, erectile dysfunction is actually becoming more common or at least more reported. Hims is a progressive brand that is trying to change the conversation around ED and to help men with the condition get back in the game.
Hims carries products such as Sildenafil which are backed by science to treat ED. They also carry a variety of other science-backed products including anti-aging and acne creams, baldness treatments, vitamins, and even an anxiety aid. Some products require a prescription, like the Sildenafil, and others don’t, like the vitamins.
One of the most interesting aspects of Hims is their team of licensed doctors that consult with customers and can provide prescriptions online. Let’s get into the totally anonymous process of ordering Sildenafil from Hims.
Getting Sildenafil from Hims
I was somewhat surprised at how easy the process to get Sildenafil online is, however it does take some time. Customers in certain states actually can not order Hims ED treatment online. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of states where Sildenafil can be ordered from Hims online.
There are certain pre-existing conditions that may prevent you from receiving a prescription for Sildenafil. You should consult with your doctor for this information.
Aside from the standard personal and payment information, the process of ordering includes answering a health and ED questionnaire from Hims. This helps the doctor get a better overall picture of you and to see if Sildenafil will be a good (and healthy) fit for you. Here’s how the process of getting Sildenafil from Hims goes down:
1. Add Sildenafil to your cart.
2. You’ll be taken to your cart where you’ll confirm your order.
3. Next, you’ll be asked to create an account or sign in.
4. Shipping and then payment are next.
5. Hims will process your payment but you’re not done… next, you’ll start a visit. There is an additional $5 charge for the medical visit.
6. Answer the questions to give Hims’ doctors a complete picture of your health.
Note: Nobody likes playing 20 Questions, and I ended up answering 28 total... but these aren’t so bad. It took me around 5 minutes to complete the Hims questionnaire. Questions range from how often you use tobacco to if you want to have sex to your history with ED.
Here are the next steps after you’ve answered their questions:
7. Next, you’ll be asked to provide a recent photo of your face and a photo of a government-issued ID, like your driver’s license.
8. Your order will be confirmed and you’ll be instructed that a doctor will contact you to go over your order.
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That’s it! It’s a pretty simple process but completing it does not actually guarantee that you will get to use Sildenafil from Hims. The next step in the process of ordering is a question and answer session with a Hims doctor. The doctor will review your answers to the questionnaire and you will also have a chance to ask the doctor any follow-up questions. They will give the final green light depending on their review of your current health and experienced symptoms.
Read on to see how my visit with the doctor went and then for notes on my experience with the product.
Visiting with a Hims Doctor
Visiting with a Hims doctor is much easier than visiting with a real doctor, however, as you’d expect, the exam itself does not carry nearly the same weight. All doctors that consult with Hims customers are board certified, licensed and located in the US. Within a half hour of completing the questionnaire, I received my first message from the Hims doctor.
The questionnaire you are required to fill out is part of the checking out process when ordering Hims ED treatment. The doctor visit, however, takes place within your inbox section of your Hims profile. You will receive an email update when the doctor has contacted you after ordering.
The first message I received was about whether I have taken ED medication in the past, if I have ever had my testosterone levels checked and if I have ever noticed physical changes to my particulars. After answering all the questions, the doctor gave me the Sildenafil go-ahead and my order was officially confirmed with Hims.
To give you a scope of how quick this whole process was... I started this process around noon. I received the first message from the Hims doctor at 12:40 PM and had my order, 10 20mg tablets, confirmed and processing less than 2 hours later. From start to finish, it took me about 2 hours to order, answer the questions and consult with the doctor.
Receiving and Taking Sildenafil from Hims
The Sildenafil packaging is extremely discreet. Inside the small packaging envelope came a branded cloth bag with my Sildenafil and a small informational pamphlet with everything to know about taking Sildenafil, how to store it, allergies and general facts about the drug.
You can take Sildenafil from Hims on a need-by-need basis, so there’s no stress when it comes to remembering to take the pill. The doctor will recommend a dosage that makes sense for your prescription and will also provide advice on use.
The pills themselves are small and white and marked with “AN 351” on one side, which identifies the pill as Sildenafil Citrate 20mg. They were odorless and tasteless and washed down easily with a glass of water. After taking two pills as directed, I waited.
Sildenafil is a lot like Viagra. In fact, sildenafil citrate is the same active ingredient as used in Viagra. Sildenafil citrate is not a controlled substance and works by increasing the flow of blood into the penis.
After about an hour, I could feel the effects of the sildenafil. The pills did their part, providing me with plenty of blood flow to maintain a firm and lasting erection. There was also an increase in sensitivity. Hey, no complaints here. Hims has plenty of pertinent information worth reviewing about Sildenafil before buying, including side effects and more.
Things to Know Before Buying
Before ordering Sildenafil from Hims, it’s understandable to have some basic questions about the Hims brand before doing business. Hims ED treatment is actually not available in some parts of the United States. Here are the states where Hims ED is available at the time of this review. This list may change and we recommend visiting their support page for the most up-to-date info on availability:
- North Carolina
- New York
- Rhode Island
Hims offers products that are available to purchase individually but prescription products, like Sildenafil, operate as a subscription service. For the Sildenafil, Hims will bill you each month for your order and send you pills each billing period. If you would like to stop your Hims subscription, canceling is very easy and can be done through your Hims account settings at any time.
Overall Review - 4.8/5
Overall, Hims is a fun brand with a useful product and a simplified process for obtaining it. I’m a big fan of bringing taboo topics into the general conversation, and Hims is doing that with humor and style. Hims is a brand you’ll be happy to do business with.