For Hims ED Review

By: Rob Miller
Fact Checked On: 3-15-2021

Note: This is just a review. Visit the official ForHims website here:

Question: What are the two letters of the alphabet that strike FEAR into the hearts of men everywhere?

Answer: E.D.

Yup, erectile dysfunction — or ED as the cool kids call it — is a cruel joke played on many unsuspecting men. One year we’re getting it up like a bull in a boner shop, the next year we’re wondering if our erections have gone extinct forever.

Many men have erectile dysfunction problems, but is For Hims the best solution?

Well, good news… they haven’t.

In fact, one company is saying “ED is now optional.”

It’s a new male sex pill called For Hims. And I’ll tell you right now, it’s not for everybody.

For Hims is the younger men's solution for erectile dysfunction and hair loss

But… it is for somebody. Like, say, Snoop Dogg for example (don’t worry I’ll explain).

So let’s dig right in and learn about For Hims.

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What is ForHims?
About The Company
Potential Side Effects
Is For Hims Legal?
ForHims ED Reviews
ForHims Vs. GetRoman
Frequently Asked Questions

We’ll find out if it’s a good alternative to Viagra, and whether or not it’s the right erection pill for you. We’ll even put it toe-to-toe with other ED brands on the market, so to lay your options on the table.

What is For Hims?

I first stumbled across For Hims by way of some rather interesting advertisements.

For Hims advertisements

I knew right away we weren’t in Kansas anymore.

Here’s just a taste of what they’re all about…

For Hims is a male sex pill for erectile dysfunction

If Kendrick Lamar and Zac Effron had a lovechild, it would look something like the For Hims brand. Young, hip, cool. Full of promise and zeal.

Needless to say, For Hims isn’t your grandpa’s ED pill.

Instead, it’s geared toward the younger generation. You can read it in the product marketing, and see it in every image on their website.

And what they offer is… Sildenafil! That much beloved ‘S’ word that “significantly improves satisfaction and quality of life for both patients and partners.” Source

The company is fast-growing and has positioned itself as the #1 solution for young men who suffer from ED…

And hair loss…

For Hims also sells hair loss products for men

And skin blemishes…

For Hims offers acne treatment for men

And cold sores…

For Hims sells cold sore treatments for men

And sweaters and candles and matchbooks…

For Hims sells all sorts of merchandise for men

And you get the picture.

Unlike 99% of the company’s and products I review, For Hims is a smorgasbord of tonics and treatments for every condition under the sun!

Now, this doesn’t mean we write them off as a Jack-of-all-trades and master of none. I mean, maybe everything they sell is gold. But then again, maybe not.

Let’s find out. And let’s focus on their ED offering to see if it’s worth a damn.

For Hims sells erectile dysfunction pills, shampoo, hair products, mouth products and skin products

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About the Company

Hims definitely seems to care about their customers, both potential and current.

About For Hims, a solution for young men suffering with ED

The makers of the product have this refreshing message emblazoned across their ‘About’ page.

“We hope to enable a conversation that’s currently closeted. Men aren’t supposed to care for themselves. We call bullshit. The people who depend on you and care about you want you to. To do the most good, you must be well.”

I can get behind that. Men should put ‘self care’ a bit higher on the priority list.

And guess what… it doesn’t have to be embarrassing.

According to For Hims ED, seeking help for erectile dysfunction doesn't have to be embarrassing

We can start to get a sense of the company’s philosophy and mission.

But there really isn’t a whole lot of information to be found about the team of employees, the founder, or any of that good stuff.

So I did some sleuthing. And found this guy to be the founder of the company.

For Hims ED Founder Andrew Dudum in a Fast Company interview
Andrew Dudum. Founder of For Hims. Image:

The strapping young man, Andrew Dudum, is all of 30-years-old. He founded For Hims just last year (in 2017), and they’re currently based out of San Francisco.

For Hims ED pills for men is located in San Francisco

Mr. Dudum doesn’t exactly have a medical background that led him into the erectile dysfunction market (almost nobody does these days).

But he’s certainly been busy over the years on quite the entrepreneurial streak, For Hims being the latest in his portfolio of (very) profitable ventures.

What are the ingredients in For Hims?

For Hims contains Sildenafil, the main ingredient in Viagra

Boom! There it is… Sildenafil.

Sound familiar? That’s because it’s the main ingredient in Viagra.

Doctors have been prescribing Viagra to men for the past 20 years. Because it works… like a charm.

For Hims contains Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra

Of course, it’s not exactly the little blue pill. But products containing the generic form of Sildenafil are often just as effective at giving you that erection of a lifetime.

Now before you get too excited, you should know that For Hims puts you through a doctor consultation (over the phone for $5) before you can sign-up for the product plan.

The doctor will determine the dosing according to your needs.

For Hims doctor consultation

Shopping for boner pills from the comfort of your own home? This is the future.

And to be honest, the simple fact that For Hims contains only Sildenafil is a breath of fresh air. It’s almost a daily occurrence that I come across a new penis pill that promises the world, but delivers only shitty side effects.

For Hims contains just one ingredient — and one that’s stood the test of time! — instead of the typical laundry-list of ingredients that you’ve never heard of.

Are there any side effects?

nugenix side effects

Sildenafil is generally safe to use, and “most continuing participants were satisfied with sildenafil treatment for their ED” (Source).

However, it has been known to cause side effects in some men. According to the makers of the product, these side effects might include:

  • headache
  • facial flushing
  • upset stomach
  • abnormal vision
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • back pain
  • muscle pain
  • nausea
  • dizziness 
  • and rash 
Despite what the label says, Titanium 4000 might give you a headache as a side effect

And as it turns out, Sildenafil can cause serious side effects too. It’s rare, but here are a few to look out for…

  • Vision loss
  • An erection that lasts more than 4 hours
  • Heart attack symptoms
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath


Finally, you do NOT want to take Sildenafil while taking other nitrates. WebMD says this makes for a nasty cocktail, and could potentially turn deadly. Source

Is For Hims legal? 

Yes, Hims is perfectly legal… for now. Technically you’re seeing a virtual doctor to prescribe you the right dose/quantity/etc.

“If you are interested in a prescription, Hims will match you with an independent physician who will evaluate whether or not you are an appropriate candidate for the prescription product and if appropriate, may write you a prescription for the product.” -For Hims

Sildenafil is not sold OTC, so you can expect to jump through a few hoops to get your hands on the stuff.

For some men, this might feel like a big pain in the arse. As you’ll need to create an account, setup a profile, and essentially become a member of the monthly subscription plan.

For Hims requires men to setup an account and become a member before they can receive the Sildenafil

If that sounds like more than you bargained for, you might be interested in a product called Hardon Helper, a highly-effective OTC sex pill that should do the trick.

User reviews

Well, it’s not everyday that I can share THIS kind of development.

But it looks like the one and only Snoop Dogg endorses the product. And he seems to really dig the stuff…

snoop hims review

He says in the video…

“Yo hims. Man these vitamins is the truth, homie. For real. These vitamins is the truth — I tell you no lie. They’re good for hair loss, ED, I know you don’t want to talk about that. But some of you have ED. And Hims is perfect for that. Don’t be embarrassed, come on out of the closet, I’m fittin’ to take mine now.” -Snoop Dogg

I found lots of reviews for Hims hair-growth products, and even for Hims skin care, but there really aren’t many unbiased reviews on the Hims erectile dysfunction pills.

But c’mon. Snoop shared his thoughts on the matter. What more do we need? How about something slightly more official? Check out this For Hims commercial.

forhims snoop commercial

For Hims Vs. Get Roman

Not so long ago I wrote an in-depth review on another ED startup called Get Roman.

Get Roman, an online pharmacy for men who suffer with ED
Get Roman, an online pharmacy for men who suffer with ED. Image:

Get Roman and For Hims are really apples and oranges. And if I were to recommend one over the other… well, we’ll get to that.

For Hims is a good choice because:

  • It’s affordable (dirt cheap) at $30/mo
  • They market to a younger audience, thus filling a hole in the market
  • The buying process/onboarding is less intimidating than Get Roman’s
  • It’s a generic form of Viagra, so it’s likely gonna work for you
  • Snoop Dogg uses it, ya dig?

And Get Roman is a good choice because:

  • The company comes across as much more professional than For Hims
  • The onboarding is a bit tedious, but you can tell it’s because they care
  • They offer Tadalafil (the main ingredient in Cialis) instead of just Sildenafil
  • Their branding is awesome and helps build trust
  • They have a full medical leadership team
  • It’s more expensive, but maybe because they offer a purer form of the pill?
Get Roman is a good Viagra alternative

Here’s what I would say…

If you’re an older guy who suffers from chronic ED, and you don’t mind spending a little time/money/effort up-front for a long-lasting fix, then go with Get Roman.

But if you’re a younger guy and just want to see if these generic Viagra pills are worth your time, try For Hims, as the onboarding experience and price are much more reasonable. content/uploads/2018/06/instagram 38e9d9

Also, neither of these products are covered by health insurance plans or offer a money-back guarantee.

For Hims FAQ’s

Titanium 4000 frequently asked questions

How do I take it?

Take For Hims (one Sildenafil pill) an hour before having sex. If you take it 30 minutes before sex, you should be just fine.

How long does it take to start working?

Sildenafil is fast-acting, so you should plan on getting that erection (if aroused) within 25-30 minutes after taking For Hims.

So be ready.

Sildenafil, the main ingredient in For Hims ED, is fast-acting

Will I get bigger taking it?

Temporarily, yes.

However, you will not gain permanent length or girth in your penis from taking For Hims. Sorry guys.

You see, Sildenafil promotes blood flow to the penis through a process called vasodilation.

how vasodilation works
^ How vasodilation works. Source:

And when you’re (temporarily) engorged with blood down there, you’ll seem bigger for the time being. But this will go away when the erection subsides. Bummer.

Can I take it with alcohol?

It is not recommended to take Sildenafil with alcohol.

Here’s why. According to the UK Health Center, “Alcohol thins the blood, and can lead to [Sildenafil] being broken down faster than normal.” Source

Also, it would be a bit counter-productive, as alcohol actually decreases blood flow to the penis, while the Sildenafil tries to increase blood flow to the penis. That’s one step forward and two steps back. content/uploads/2018/06/766x415_acetaminophen_and_alcohol

Now, if you really want to get your drink on, check out my review of male enhancement pills that work immediately and you can take with alcohol.

Where can I buy it?

For Hims requires a virtual “doctor’s visit” of its members, so the product is only sold through the company’s official website.

Check it out here:

How much is it?

For Hims pricing structure is simple and affordable. It’s $30 per month.

Your first purchase will come out to $35 after a small medical fee.

For Hims costs $30 per month

It is a monthly subscription service, so your credit card will be charged monthly, and you’ll continue to receive the product until you cancel.

Is there a guarantee?

Unfortunately, For Hims does not offer a guarantee on the product. But this is typical with these online “prescription-based” ED companies.

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Well, it is Sildenafil, and it’s pretty darn cheap. It might be worth a try if you’re not having any luck with OTC sex pills.

Also, if you’re not the patient type, For Hims seems to get you in and out and on with your life. Other companies like Get Roman or Blue Chew, while great for other reasons, have an onboarding process that can be a big turnoff.

Snoop Dogg is a For Hims representative

Unfortunately, there aren’t many online reviews from satisfied users of Hims ED. But Snoop Dogg gave it (his most likely paid) two thumbs up, so there’s that for whatever it’s worth.

With that being said, there is enough going for it within its ingredients and overall formula to suggest that it is actually likely effective and the for the most part reasonable price tag, I would say that it is worth testing out.

Also, I’m not too troubled by the fact that the company offers several different products. As far as I can tell, it seems like they have a high standard for each of their lines.

At the end of the day, you don’t have much to lose, so why not give it a whirl?

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Have you tried For Hims ED? If so, write your review in the comments below!

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Author: Rob Miller

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Rob Miller founded over 7 years ago, and has been the chief editor ever since. He has a diploma in Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor, and worked at GNC for 3 years. He KNOWS supplements, both inside and out. Rob currently resides in Jupiter, FL, with his wife of 4 years.  Learn more about him in his Bio here. Follow him on Twitter , Facebook, LinkedIn, or find him on Google +.

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