It’s estimated 1 in 10 females in the U.S. lack sex drive.
The condition called female sexual dysfunction has been promoted by pharmaceutical companies to justify prescribing drugs to healthy women. It’s not a real condition with a scientifically valid diagnosis. But female sexual dysfunction has been defined as a condition affecting 43 percent of women. That’s 68 million potential customers in the U.S. alone for the first drugmaker to get its ‘female Viagra’ past regulators.
Naturally, our desire for sex should be akin to the way we crave food or go to sleep.
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Addyi [aka pink Viagra] was marketed as the ‘next big thing,’ in line with male Viagra and the birth control pill. It was only one and a half years after it went public that majority of the females in a study began to experience pink Viagra's side effects.
One of the problems was that people expected Addyi to work in the same way as male Viagra. Viagra physically generates blood flow to the male penis, whereas Addyi works mentally in the female brain’s neurotransmitters, triggering desire and awakening her inner fire. Pink Viagra was also designed to be ingested nightly in order to flow with her cyclic rhythms, whereas Viagra is meant to be taken a few hours before he would like an erection.
Reasons behind sexual dysfunction
Anything that is created to enrich the life of a women is a good thing, I hope many women can benefit from pink Viagra if they choose. But our society is already medically over-prescribed and also sexually dis-empowered. Society influences our mind’s definition of female sexuality, while corporations benefit from its twisted image. These material things leave us feeling empty like makeup, lingerie, weight, the list goes on.
We are taught that our sexuality disappears once we grow into a certain age. We need to begin representing older woman as more of wise, sexual beings. In parts of the world where menopause is associated with power, wisdom and respect, there are little to no negative physical effects throughout this life transformation.
Negative symptoms arise with the western idea of age.