Keep in mind I am NOT against Viagra or Birth control (not Abortion). Both topic are separate and not tied to each other. BUT interesting when viewed together.
Think about both matters seperately.....
Viagra has many medical purposes- agreed. AND it is important for married couples to have intimacy. (Even though I do know women that love their men no less because they are impotent.) I glad the church doesn't frown on Viagra.
That being said. If I already had 5-7+ children, as it truly was the norm in our parents or grandparents time. ...Just think back to your friends with many brothers and sisters OR to the church being full of children on Sundays.. (BEFORE Catholics used birth control) DO you think I would welcome intimacy with my husband? I would want but also fear intimacy. My husband may become impotent just from the stress of thinking about another mouth to feed!
I just want people to think about it and not be closed minded. AND AGAIN I am not talking about ABORTION.
I'm sure there will be those that will not agree, have an argument or even refuse to think about it. And that is fine.
Maybe we need a discussion of birth control options for catholics. That maybe helpful for the younger hopefully soon to be married members. If there is a forum already I apologize for suggesting one.
Also I have been told that this subject ( Viagra birth control) has been discussed at lenght already.... I couldn't find it when I searched. Maybe someone could be kind enough to tell me how I can search it in this site?
Like others, I'm having a hard time wrapping my analytical brain around the arguments you present... Are you saying that because the Church has an official teaching on contracention, she should therefore also have an official teaching on Viagra? Or are you saying that because the Church doesn't have an official stance on Viagra, she should also drop her teaching that contraception is morally wrong?
I'm thinking that maybe your real issue here is with the Church's teachings on contraception? As Catholics, even if we don't agree with it, we are bound to accept it and to live it. Of course it's a good idea to seek answers to your questions and to understand the teaching better. It's easier to accept something if you understand the reasoning behind it. Others have provided good sources on this topic. You said that a priest once told you to do what is right for your family... This assumes that out of several morally acceptable alternatives, you are free to choose one that's best for you. Contraception cannot be one of those alternatives because it is not morally acceptable.
As to your point about having 5-7 children and fearing intimacy because the couple is afraid of getting pregnant again... If they have more children than they can feed, they should have learned the proper use of NFP a while ago. That's exactly what NFP is for - to exercise responsible parenthood to ensure this doesn't happen. When used properly, NFP is no less reliable than artificial birth control, so in that sense if a couple wouldn't fear intimacy with the use of birth control, then they shouldn't fear it with the use of NFP either.