After being rejected twice, the “female viagra” (flibanserin) has resurfaced and this time it looks like it may be here to stay.
Is the drug effective?
The effect of flibanserin is described “modest.” In company studies, women taking flibanserin reported a slight increase in sexually satisfying events each month. Their answers to separate questionnaires indicated they experienced a slight increase in desire and a slight decrease in stress.
While FDA scientists describe these effects as “small,” they were significant enough to meet FDA effectiveness standards.
The FDA panelists acknowledged this week that flibanserin will not help all patients. The percentage of patients reporting positive results with flibanserin was only 10 to 15 percent higher than among patients taking a placebo. That suggests as few as 1 in 10 patients may actually benefit from the drug, according to some FDA advisers.
Overall, the drug got positive voting 18-6 vote in favor of approval to become the first medication indicated for premenopausal women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD).
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When Whitney, approached me for an interview for her recent article on creating “sexual chemistry”, I was thinking wouldn’t that be nice if someone could actually have a simple answer to this popular question?!
Here is her interesting piece trying to respond to this million dollar question… You’re on a date with a really great guy. He’s smart, sweet, funny, and just your type. You almost can’t believe how perfect he is…until you hook up. No butterflies, no goose bumps, nothing. You completely fall flat. This guy who’s so good on paper just can’t seem to fire you up in the bedroom……read the full article by Whitney C. Harris here.
Most of us have heard the phrase, “Happy wife, happy life.” But is this more than just a convenient rhyme? A new study from Rutgers University in New Jersey says yes, as it found that the happier the wife is in a long-term marriage, the happier the husband, regardless of how he personally feels about the marriage. Read more here.
In many ways, the decision of who to spend the rest of your life with is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Now, a new study suggests that the personalities of husbands and wives affect their spouse’s success in the workplace. Read more here.
A young social entrepreneur explains her Inspiration for starting up a sexual health magazine. Read more here at the Guardian.
What is your passion? and what is the first step you are going to take to make a difference using this inspiration?