‘Pink Viagra’ To Help Women With Low Sex Drive

Does “pink Viagra” offer much-needed relief to women suffering from low sex drive or is it just a money-making scheme cooked up by the pharmaceutical industry? That’s the question the FDA will face next month when it considers whether or not to approve flibanserin, a new drug that—despite its not-so-sexy name—promises to boost women’s sexual desire by altering their brain chemicals, the Washington Post reports.

Flibanserin would be the first medication to tap into a US market estimated at $2 billion. The drug’s backers say it offers hope to the 10% of women who suffer from “hypoactive sexual desire disorder,” an inexplicable loss of interest in sex. Some critics counter that the pharmaceutical industry funded research about HSDD and was key in defining it as a psychiatric disorder, while others worry that the drug could encourage women to stay with abusive partners.


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8 Responses to ‘Pink Viagra’ To Help Women With Low Sex Drive

  1. BigHarryH

    May 24, 2010 at 8:40 am

    A pill for this, a pill for that. The world gets more like Alice in Wonderland every day.

  2. Mother Hen

    May 24, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I had heard that increasing a woman’s testosterone level was enough to tweak the sex drive up. Certainly being pregnant with boys made me randier than hell, but female pregnancies just made me into “Super blonde” (a fog of constant idiocy). Hormones were to blame.

  3. Jess

    May 24, 2010 at 11:19 am

    A musical interlude for the morning. This is adding to Big Harry.

    • Krell

      May 24, 2010 at 5:27 pm

      Wooooooaaaaa, I’m digging that guitar solo at the front of the song!

      Instant flashback! Put my laptop in the microwave and typed on my turkey sandwich! Bummer bad Trip, Man.

  4. fourdinners

    May 24, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Many moons ago I was happily bouncing up and down on an old girlfriend when I heard an odd rustling noise behind my head. I glanced around to see she was reading a girlie mag behind my head and staring at a picture of John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.

    Not entirely relevent but the post just brought it to mind.

  5. Tom Harper

    May 24, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Warning: Flibanserin may cause a certain [blush] aroused condition to last more than four hours. If this dire situation should occur, the woman should stop whatever she’s doing and contact her doctor immediately.

    “Put my lap­top in the microwave and typed on my turkey sand­wich!” LOL. The version of that I used to hear was “put the baby in the oven and rock the chicken to sleep.”

  6. Natasha

    May 24, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    “while others worry that the drug could encourage women to stay with abusive partners.” [citation necessary] – these “other” people obviously have no idea about the dynamics in an abusive relationship. That seemed like a purely inflammatory remark.

    • BigHarryH

      May 25, 2010 at 3:49 pm

      I followed the links Natasha to Newser and to the Washington Post, there was a citation.