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What would Pink Viagra Do For You?

Have you ever said to your gynecologist, “Don’t you have a pill to make me feel horny again?” Women are like Porsches with broken starters. We have amazing sexual capacity, enjoy sex once we get started, have high octane orgasms, but sexual urgency is often missing once we’re married or in long-term relationship. Big Pharma help is on its way with Pink Viagra. Read More

only for longterm relationships?

It was interesting to get a better glimpse into some of the biochemistry involved in libido, and see how they are trying to use that. Not sure I'm very comfortable with the idea of my wife using something like this to tamper with her brain chemistry until it is well studied, but, if it really works with manageable side effects (like anti-depressants and similar type drugs), then maybe it will be ok.

Anyway, one thing I really noticed in reading your article and the NY Times article you referenced is that much of the discussion concerns women in long-term, monogamous relationships. It has got me wondering -- thinking of HSDD/SIAD as an actual disorder, it almost seems like length of relationship would be a major indicator (risk factor??) for developing this "condition." In other words, if you've been married longer than x years, a woman's chances of developing SIAD increase by y%. (Obviously, it wouldn't be the only risk factor.)

Length of time

Dave1 - Yes.. these drugs are quite a ways off in their approval. There are other drugs perhaps closer to market. By year 2, nearly 30% of all married couples are sexless (sex less than 1x a month.) Often they are still young and childless. I do think it's a relational dynamic issue that shuts down sex. More often for women, because though men suffer similar relational frustrations.. their testosterone pushes them to still want release.

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Laurie Watson is an AASECT certified sex therapist and licensed couple’s therapist. She lectures at Duke University’s Medical Schooland is the clinical director for Awakenings in Raleigh. more...

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