Yesterday, the FDA voted to approve flibanserin, a new drug to treat women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder , or lack of desire for sex. Viagra, and drugs like it, act on the erectile tissue inside the penis , to increase blood flow in men with circulatory system problems. Flibanserin, developed by Sprout Pharmaceuticals, acts on the brain , and claims to help some women turn those circuits back on. Women with HSDD seem to experience erotic situations differently than women with normal sexual function. One study of women with HSDD found that the parts of their brains that were responsible for monitoring internal emotional states were overactive when they watched erotic videos—as if their brains were focused on judging whether their reactions were appropriate, instead of living in the erotic moment.
Female 'Viagra' claims to make sex better for women
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The year marks an evolution in the medical industry. This is the year when a blue pill, named Viagra, came to the rescue of men all over the world who were suffering from a condition known as erectile dysfunction. This also led to more men becoming aware of the fact that they are not alone in the fight against poor erections and erections that does not long during sex. Today, Viagra is the most popular drug amongst men who suffer from this particular sexual dysfunction. Today, Viagra is a common name that most people know of — even those who do not suffer from erectile dysfunction know what Viagra is and what this blue pill does. While a pill was developed to help men become better lovers in the bedroom by improving their erectile function, should they be having problems with their abilities during sex, women were left in the blind. Even though female sexual problems are less often discussed than male sexual issues, it is important to realize that women can also suffer from a variety of sexual dysfunctions.
Can a Pill Help Women Reach Orgasm?
Your doctor may also refer you to a counselor or therapist specializing in sexual and relationship problems. Keep in mind that sexual dysfunction is a problem only if it bothers you. If it doesn't bother you, there's no need for treatment.
You can't help but feel the anguish of Charletta, a charming something Southerner who appears prominently in Liz Canner's new documentary, Orgasm Inc. Charletta is so distraught about her inability to achieve orgasm simultaneously with her husband during intercourse that she agrees to be a test subject for a bizarre invention called an "orgasmatron. After the orgasmatron is removed, Charletta shares with Canner her distress at being such a freak. But under questioning by Canner, Charletta discloses that she can, in fact, achieve orgasm in other ways. When Canner tells her that makes her "normal," since 70 percent of women don't reach orgasm during coitus, Charletta is stunned.