Headlines from around the world today read:
'Female Viagra' may boost sex drive
Boehringer's Desire Drug Boosts Lust, Improves Sex
New drug could boost women's libido
Desire Drug May Prove Sex Really Is All in Her Head
Anti-depressant can revive a woman's libido
Coming soon! A 'viagra' for women
Meet Your New Experimental Sex Drug
"So, compared to placebo, women taking BI's "desire drug," flibanserin, experienced 0.8 more "satisfying sex acts" per month than did women taking a placebo. That's about 0.2 more per week.
By the way, a "satisfying sex act" can include ... wait for it ... masturbation! ...
"The U.S. market for medicines to rekindle female desire could exceed $3.5 billion a year," said the Bloomberg article. Isn't that more than the current US sales of Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra combined? That seems like a lot of money to pay for 10 or so yearly masturbatory sexual acts in patients who take these "desire pills."
Boy, I wish I could see the clinical trial data. I am sure it's all very scientifically valid...NOT! I mean, how do they measure a "satisfying sexual act?" I'm pretty sure they do not hook women subjects up to some kind of gizmo as Pfizer has done to measure erections in men who take Viagra (see "Pfizer's Erection Hardness Meter").
...God help us if FDA approves this snake oil product! If you thought the Viagra ads were inappropriate, wait until you see Congress's reaction to ads showing women experiencing increased sexual libido. Whichever ad agency wins that account will have a lot of interesting issues to deal with."