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To ask what you think about 'female viagra'....?

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Wibblewobble100 Fri 05-Jun-15 09:00:32

Not sure if this has been done before. Apologies if so.
I read an article on the guardian this morning about the US FDA backing the 'female viagra' drug, and it got me thinking.....
I kind of feel that a drug that affects women's brain chemistry to make them want sex more, (as opposed to Viagra, which helps to gain/ sustain an erection by increasing blood flow to the relevant bits for a man who already wants sex) is wrong. If women don't want to have sex I don't think they should be pressured by society into feeling the need to take a medicine to change that. But maybe there are lots of women out there who know they'll enjoy it and wish they wanted to more?
So AIBU to think this pill shouldn't be made available?

nokidshere Fri 05-Jun-15 09:02:45

Surely it would be taken only if you know you wanted sex? How would it be different to the male version?

WorraLiberty Fri 05-Jun-15 09:04:43

Why do you assume this means pressure from society?

Wibblewobble100 Fri 05-Jun-15 09:23:08

Worry- Well, as a late teenager and in my early 20's when I spoke to friends, and read magazines such as Cosmo and More, it always seemed that having lots of adventurous sex was the done thing, and really you should be at it several times a week minimum. I guess that feeling has stayed with me, even though I am now quite happy with a lot less than that..
No kids- I think that's what I meant when I said women know know they'll enjoy it and wish they wanted it more. I think the differenceis that the female one makes you feel horny when you otherwise don't, where as men already feel horny but their bits won't play ball so to speak, perhaps more like using lubricant?
Am full prepared to be told I have misunderstood or ABU on this.

EatShitDerek Fri 05-Jun-15 09:26:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ShatnersBassoon Fri 05-Jun-15 09:32:23

A low libido doesn't mean a woman wouldn't like to enjoy more sex. It's a problem that can be solved, so why not, if a woman wants to?

WorraLiberty Fri 05-Jun-15 09:35:06

And not feeling horny when they wish they could, bothers some women greatly.

Women in the USA have been campaigning for years for something similar to viagra. In fact, there have been accusations of sexism because up until now, anything available was strictly for men.

Imo anything that brings more choice to people is a good thing.

No-one's forcing the drug down anyone's throat and if I remember rightly, this drug was aimed at menopausal women who missed having a sex drive.

TheyreMadITellYouMaaaad Fri 05-Jun-15 09:45:09

But it's not about making women more available or receptive to the men for men's pleasure. Women can want sex but still not be able to turn on. There are plenty of women who've never had an orgasm and only manage to enjoy sex so far, before it becomes a chore. Yet they still love and feel physically attracted to their partners, and wish they could go further in their enjoyment.

What about women whose sex-drive has been physically damaged by childbirth injury, or chemically damaged by Mirena or menopause? They may still want enjoyable sex.

IMO this drug is a good and long-awaited development.

ElaineVintage Fri 05-Jun-15 11:05:11

I would jump at the chance of obtaining this. I'm on ADs which have seriously affected my libido and closeness with my DH.

Violetcloud Fri 05-Jun-15 11:14:31

I can see your point. I don't like the idea of people being pressured into feeling like they should be wanting sex more than they do.

BUT I would absolutely love this. Having no sex drive is bloody depressing, it would honestly make my life a fair bit better to have something that would sort it out. If this is something that can help women have a bit of fun, I'm fully supporting it.

fearandloathinginambridge Fri 05-Jun-15 11:18:43

I would also be interested in this drug as ADs have really destroyed my sex life and I like sex and want more than I currently get. So it's a YABU from me on this occasion.

SaucyJack Fri 05-Jun-15 11:19:03

I think it should be available to those who have a low sex-drive for medical or hormonal reasons.

I'd hate to see it handed out as a quick fix tho. I think sorting out self-esteem and/or relationship issues and/or life pressures would be more constructive in the long-term.

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