Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sex pill for women?

With all the money that's been spent on developing Viagra and similar medications, now researchers are working on helping women have better sex lives. Is a little pink pill in the offing?

The whole issue of sexuality differs tremendously between men and women. With men, the ability to "perform" often results from illness or physical problem so a medication can help with the most obvious issue with male sexual dysfunction, impotence. But, with women, it's not so obvious. The desire may or may not be there, and if it's there, a woman still may not be able to orgasm. That's not as easy to "fix."

And that brings me to my next point. Medications can be life saving and life affecting. We take chemotherapy to beat cancer, insulin to stay alive with diabetes, aspirin for a headache - but are we really that far that we will take a potentially body altering, complication-causing pill so we can have sex? So we can achieve sexual peaks?

Here is the article that had me thinking about this whole thing: Big pharma's hunt for the big O

What do you think?


Anonymous said...

Wow. Marijke, this is a very interesting certainly raises many intriguing and perplexing questions. Great topic and great coverage of it!

Dawn said...

Not tonight, dear - I've got a headache!