Can Medicine Boost Female Sex Drive?

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A drug to boost female penis becomes erect, the erectile dysfunction. Ten years ago it wouldn’t have.

Louanne Cole Weston, PhD, WebMD’s Sex MattersĀ® columnist, says she thinks there has been too much hand-wringing over these kinds of questions. “I don’t want to belittle women by saying, ‘We’re not going to give you this drug’ or ‘we’re not going to look into this drug because we don’t think you’re capable of standing up to the pressures of the people in your life,'” she says.

If libido drugs don’t do anything for women, despite marketing efforts, they won’t take them, she argues. But she hopes that someday something that works will make it to the market and help a lot of people.

When and what that is will ultimately come down to what the studies on flibanserin and bremelanotide show and how the FDA evaluates the science. “It all depends on how scientifically rigorous they’re going to be,” Tiefer says.