So you have a hot guy (or guys), the candles are lit, the champagne is chilled but you’re just not in the mood. If clinical trials are to be believed, you may not have to let this sexy scene go to waste! There could be new hope for women who suffer from low libido in the form of an antidepressant being hailed by some as Viagra for women.
The antidepressant flibanserin can be used to treat a condition known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or lack of libido, researchers at the University of Ottawa said.
“Over 60 to 75 percent of women actually felt the drug did something for them,” said Dr. Andre Guay, the director for the Center for Sexual Function at Lahey Clinic.
Hypoactive sexual desire disorder affects about 20 percent of women in the U.S., according to HSDD Online.
The multi-nation study tested the drug’s effects in 1,378 women between the ages of 18 and 50 who were in stable, communicative, monogamous, heterosexual relationships.
Women who took the medicine reported 22 percent more “satisfying sexual events” than those given a placebo in two clinical tests, according to abstracts released at the European Society for Sexual Medicine.
Guys are already using the “little blue pill” for recreation. And girls, if you’ve never had a guy on Viagra, they keep going and going and going. Now imagine adding a little pink pill to the mix.