Viagra for Women
The New Drug for Fridged Females
Originally created as an antidepressant,
Flibanserin appears to be an effective treatment for women with
reduced sexual desire. Human subjects, as well as laboratory
animals, showed a significant increase in libido according to
researcher John Thorp Jr., M.D., at the University of North
Carolina in Chapel Hill. This is a problem that is said to
effect up to one in four females.
The number of satisfying sexual events
and a subject's diary of sexual arousal were among six variables
that were measured after roughly six months of treatment with
100 milligrams of Flibanserin daily. Clinical trials with almost
2,000 women were conducted in Europe, Canada and here in the
United States. The manufacturer (Boehringer Ingelheim
Pharmaceuticals) will now begin the next round of testing.
Viagra for men works by relaxing blood
vessels and thus enhancing blood flow to the penis. This is what
causes an erection. How many men are unable to achieve and/or
maintain an erection (ED) is almost impossible to tell.
According to a study at Cornell University, only 30% of men were
asked about their sex life during a routine physical exam.
Personally, I can't recall ever asking or being asked. This is
not something men typically mention so any guess at the level of
ED nationwide would be just that - a guess. That said, how much
faith can one put in the numbers floating around the Internet:
50% of males have the problem; 6E0% of ED is the result of
prescription medication; 70% is alcohol related; 80% of it is
mental? In any case, Viagra does nothing for a man's libido. It
addresses genital plumbing not brain wiring. For that reason,
it's often a disappointment.
Flibanserin is said to actually increase
desire in women. How it does that, is a good question. It would
seem this particular effect was a serendipitous discovery. It
didn't work for drepression so good but Hey did it get her Hot!
Needless to say, passion in a woman is extremely difficult to
define. I like to think of things as usually being a whole lot
simpler than people (especially experts) make them out to be but
here I have to acquiesce. Females are often excluded from
clinical trials for this very reason. Their minds and bodies are
(much more so than males) subject to hormonal tides. And if
you're a woman thinking about giving me a ration of sass over
that - don't. It's a fact and you're probably just in one of
your moods. So how effective this drug will be and how crazy a
sex pill for ladies will make the general public I can't
As an aside, in the past, whenever
increased libido was noticed during pharmaceutical testing, the
trials were discontinued. This was seen as a counter
indication...a sexy result was an unacceptable side effect.
Funny that a company should now be planning to bring just such
an item to market. So one wonders whatever happened to Ecstasy?
It worked so well that it was immediately banned.
Anyway, Flibanserin won't be coming to a
pharmacy near you anytime soon so perhaps it would be best to
spend your passion making lists of all the potential harm that
such a drug might create. Women keen on sex...Indeed!