Is Pink Viagra in Your Future?

by Walker Thornton of A Woman’s Page 

 

Pink ViagraMen are really simple when it comes to sex. They see a woman, they get an erection, they want sex. It’s basic, pretty much guilt- and thought- free until, heavens forbid, it won’t get hard! Then it’s like a natural disaster.

We know the good ole boys take care of their peeps, so the moment a drug was discovered to remedy the situation, it was a done deal. Men now have Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. And, in many cases their healthcare plan even pays for it (while some women still have to pay out of pocket expenses for birth control)!

What do women have? Drug-induced penises at the ready and waiting, even if we don’t want them! Men can now successfully achieve erections into their 80’s and 90’s. And they’re looking for younger and younger women to try out this newly re-acquired sexual prowess.

But what about us? Do we want a pill; do we need it? Is decreased sexual libido a significant problem for a large percentage of women or is it a societally-imposed label? The “problem” has its own clinical diagnosis and is referred to as a dysfunction, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a widespread problem, or one that can be “fixed” with a pill.

Women are complex creatures when it comes to sexuality, and understanding what drives us is not a cut and dried answer. For many of us, the desire for sexual contact starts in the brain rather than in the genitals. We are more emotion driven and therefore more sensitive to all the factors that come into play when two people contemplate sex. We want connection, maybe commitment, we want to be stimulated before intercourse and cuddled afterwards. And, sometimes the person we’re in bed with just ain’t doing a good enough job. There’s no drug to fix that.

The FDA has been experimenting with flibanserina new drug originally used for depression, as a possible cure for what ails us girls. The issue is controversial, as is the drug. For me the question is whether this new “pink Viagra” is really going to help women who experience low sexual desire?

It’s just not that simple. Even at my most ramped up, oozing with desire, there will inevitably be men I do not want to have sex with, or times when I’m just too tired, irritated or overworked to fool with the whole me Tarzan, you Jane thing. It might be simpler to take my pretty little pink vibrator off to the bedroom and satisfy myself. That at least is a sure thing.

Photo credit: jezebel.com

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