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Move Over Boys, A Female Viagra Is About To Hit The Market And Our Sex Lives Will Be Changed Forever

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“I’m tired” you say, as you roll away from your boyfriend for the third night in a row. You don’t know why, but for some reason, you really don’t want to have sex. Not just with him, but with anyone. The desire has fizzled out, and even though you love him more than ever, you hate the idea of getting it on. It happens to countless young women and yet we don’t really know why. One day we can’t get enough, but the next day? A cloud comes over us. A switch goes off and for some reason, unknown to us, we no longer want to have sex.

If you are one of the many women who have or are experiencing “Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder,” you know how fucking miserable it is. For the longest time, there was nothing we could do about it. “Have more sex” the brains would say. “It will increase desire.” Which was a great idea, really. Except for the fact that you couldn’t get yourself to have sex at all. So while men got to pop a Viagra and instantly become aroused, women were forced to “make themselves” have sex, in the hope that they would, you know, want to have sex.

It was dumb. Not to mention annoying, frustrating, and completely unequal. But now, finally, someone has changed that. A new pill is currently in the process of approval and if it passes, it will be the first medication on the market for women with low sex drive.

According to the New York Times, the little magic pill, also known as flibanserin, will be taken each night at bedtime and will make your lady parts sing with sexual joy.

From the New York Times:

By a vote of 18-6, the advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration favored approval of the drug, flibanserin, for women whose lack of sexual desire was not attributable to other causes such as disease or relationship troubles, providing that certain steps were taken to limit the risks of the drug. Doctors might be required, for instance, to inform patients of potential side effects — like low blood pressure, fainting, nausea and dizziness — and physicians might have to become certified to prescribe the drug.

Sure, some people are hesitant about putting this drug on the market, but other people can’t believe that it’s taken this long. Considering that this drug is geared towards healthy, premenopausal women (AKA, us) this is pretty freaking important. The pill has been denied twice in the past, but this time it seems that the F.D.A. might actually say yes. They’re due to make this life changing decision by August 18. While it may not seem like a big deal to some people, for the women whose lives are falling apart all because of their low sex drive, this drug could mean everything.

Sally Greenberg, executive director of the National Consumers League, summed it up best. “I think this is a huge moment for women’s sexual health,” she said, “in the way that the pill was for women’s sexual health and ability to control their own destiny.” Bring on the orgasms.

[via New York Times, The Washington Post]

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Rachel Varina

(yeahokaywhat) Aspiring to be the next Tina Fey, Rachel spends her free time doing nothing to reach that goal. While judging people based on how they use "they're" vs. "there" on social media, she likes eating buffalo chicken dip, watching other people's Netflix, and wearing sweatpants way more than is socially acceptable. Hate mail and puppy videos can be sent to: rachel@grandex.co

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