Monday, June 29, 2015


Why isn't there a female Viagra?

A study of 17 women aged 18 to 39 has linked a lack of sexual interest to their heartbeat.

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin conducted the study by measuring participants' heartbeats and via  19-question Female Sexual Function Index, which the study explains touches on subjects like arousal, lubrication, orgasm, and sexual pain. The study published  in Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.

The finding echoes other research about low HRV, which is already associated with heavy drinking, anxiety, and depression, and erectile dysfunction in men

Co-author Amelia Stanton says" So both blood flow and emotional responding play large roles in female sexual function."

The study will go a long way paste towards determining which women will benefit from libido-increasing drugs. Up to 1/3 of of women may experience female hypoactive sexual desire disorder. That's the technical term for when women have a distressing lack or absence of sexual desire or fantasy

Drugmakers are testing various drugs that might be able to boost female sex drive. The company that manages to unlock the secret could be worth billions of dollars.  

The nutraceutical industry is valued at $26 Billion worldwide.  Revenue of Pfizer's Viagra from 2003 to 2014 shows Viagra generated some 1.93 billion U.S. dollars of revenue!

Flibanserin, a once-a day drug Sprout Pharmaceuticals says restores sexual desire in women by “fixing” an imbalance of brain chemicals that drive sexual excitement and inhibition - is making its third attempt to win American government approval.

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