Female Sexual Dysfunction and the "Little Pink Pill"

Don't Label Yourself: Female Sexual Dysfunction and the little pink pill

Sometimes we are just not in the mood. We can't get the juices flowing. Maybe we have too much on our minds, had a long week and just want to relax and have peace of mind. While many of us resume to our horny modes after a few days or weeks, other just stay stuck in that mode.

What causes many women to stay dry as a desert? The truth is there is no one factor that we can point to for our lack of sex drive. 

Sexuality is incredibly complex for both men and women. Sexual desire for everyone is like a fingerprint. It's unique for each and every individual.

This incredibly layered aspect of our lives affects everything that we do and the relationships that we have. 

The most frightening thing is how the medical industry is handling this issue. I am a big anti-pill advocate, for reasons that the pharmaceutical industry is a money-driven industry and does not care about the well-being of people. The more sick people there are in this country, the more money this industry would make.  

Which brings me to how the pharmaceutical industry has tapped into the recently acknowledged dilemma of women and their lack of sexual desire: Addyi (flibanserin) and Bremelanotide

Addyi was introduced in October 2016 as the first pill to increase female sexual desire for premenstrual women. Franco Borsini, the leading pharmacologist who investigated the effects of flibanserin, studied this chemical as an antidepressant for its ability to affect neurotransmitters. As a result, they found that the chemical did little to affect depression but did affect mood. Alas, the "little pink pill" was born. 

Third time was the charm for Addyi, as it was finally approved by the FDA. Fortunately, it did not do well, with less than 4,000 prescriptions written for it since February of this year, due to it's dangerous adverse effects such as low blood pressure and the strong warning against drinking alcohol if you were taking it. 

The second pill in the making, Bremelanotide, is in phase 3 of the developmental phase and boasts it has the same Addyi effects when it comes to mood, but without the scary side effects. Further research still has to be done  to see if there are any other potentially dangerous side effects. 

Can the cure to normalize sex drive for women really be found in a "little pink pill"? Is it worth the risk of dangerous side effects that these pills may cause? Could there be other issues affecting low libido?

pills and depression

Depression, like sex, is just as complex and there is no one factor to determine how people get it. Women are twice as likely to struggle with depression compared to men. There is no answer or cure to completely heal us from the issues that we struggle with

For those of you ladies considering taking a pill to improve your sex drive, please do your research and know what you are putting into your bodies. No one knows your body better than you do and if you feel that you don't know it very well, you should start now. Mixing man-made materials with Mother Nature is something everyone should strongly educate themselves on, especially when the creators are money driven institutions.

 Ladies, would you take a pill to improve your sex drive? If you have, what was your experience?

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