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Posted on Nov 17, 2009
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Did you know that there’s a condition called “hypoactive sexual desire disorder,” from which many women suffer? Well, there is, or at least a bunch of scientists have decided there is, and sadly, about 10 percent of premenopausal women grapple with it. Luckily, if unsurprisingly, there might be a pill in the works for just this issue.  —KA

nj.com via Gawker:

“We have to give women some type of option,’’ said Beverly Whipple, a professor emeritus at Rutgers University and an expert on women’s sexual health. “I’m hoping this will help the women who need it.’’

One expert, Andrew Goldstein who runs the Sexual Wellness Center in Annapolis, Md., described a “huge’’ unmet need for a medical treatment.

Women who took the medicine, known as flibanserin, reported 22 percent more “satisfying sexual events” than those given a placebo in two clinical tests of 1,378 patients, according to abstracts released today at the European Society for Sexual Medicine annual meeting in Lyon, France.

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By Inherit The Wind, November 19, 2009 at 9:34 pm Link to this comment

NYCartist, November 18 at 3:42 pm #

Hulk2008:I noticed that the comments appear to be by men.  Here’s my woman observation (based on thinking about the news for a day or so):

  Give a woman a man who is caring, cuddly and pays attention to what she wants and you very often have a woman who wants sex with him.
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In “He’s just not that into You”, the fisherman says:
“If a woman’s not sleeping with you, she doesn’t like you!”
Then he says:
“A woman absolutely will not sleep with you if she calls you ‘dependable’ or ‘cuddly’, if her name is Amber or Christine (?), if she takes a dump in your bathroom, or if she takes leftovers home from the first, second or third dates.  I’m not saying it’s scientific, but you were warned!”

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By ejsharp, November 19, 2009 at 8:27 pm Link to this comment

Users might wear tee shirts to alert potential mates. Guys could code their condition with the phrase “Hard times once again” and the gals could sport a picture of a janitor’s temporarily placed caution cone with the words “Slippery when wet”.

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By Anarcissie, November 19, 2009 at 11:26 am Link to this comment

Viagra does not enhance the taker’s sexual desire, unless because of a placebo effect.

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By voice of truth, November 18, 2009 at 2:57 pm Link to this comment

Good God Cartist,

Want else do you want us to do, talk with them and remember their names????

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By NYCartist, November 18, 2009 at 11:42 am Link to this comment

Hulk2008:I noticed that the comments appear to be by men.  Here’s my woman observation (based on thinking about the news for a day or so):

  Give a woman a man who is caring, cuddly and pays attention to what she wants and you very often have a woman who wants sex with him.

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By Hulk2008, November 18, 2009 at 8:52 am Link to this comment

To voice of truth:

  Exactly !!  Especially once the kids arrive. 
 
  (....temporary bliss followed by
      “Who’s that old-what’s-his-name in the
        TV room ?)

To Blackspeare:
    Whatever town you’re in, stay put !!
    Protect your “wild life”.

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By voice of truth, November 18, 2009 at 8:25 am Link to this comment

I thought the condition where women’s sex drives disappear was called marraige!

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By omop, November 18, 2009 at 7:21 am Link to this comment

Huxley’s “Brave New world” has dawned in the US in more ways than one.

  Society divided in three strata; the elite, the military and the common folk.

  And the Happy pills on week ends to help all have a good time equally “sans”
asking whether was it good for you.

  As far as the claim that “there are no ladies chiming(?) on this blog” should not
the males be the ones to clamor?

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By Blackspeare, November 17, 2009 at 6:56 pm Link to this comment

Hulk2008…

There’s enough pumas and cougars in this town to make any such drug a big seller.  Viagra, et al, were developed for one reason and that was to enhance love making——ED was secondary.  You develop a similar drug for women and men will need that 4 hour erection!!!!

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By Hulk2008, November 17, 2009 at 4:27 pm Link to this comment

Notice that there are no ladies chiming in so far in this blog, clamoring for that pill. 

That pill will not be a big market hit until scientists figure out a sneaky-and-politically-correct way to get the ladies to take it voluntarily.

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