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The “Female Viagra” Pill We All Thought Would Change Our Sex Lives Forever Turned Out To Be A Major Fail

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We thought this would be it: the answer to all our problems. If you’re a girl who suffers from low sex drive, you know how bad it is. You’re never, ever, ever in the mood. Sex seems more like a chore than anything else. You want to want to have sex. You really do. But that desire, the one that humans have had since, like, forever, is just not there.

But then we heard about this pill. This pill that would make us feel things in places where things haven’t been felt in months. Our boyfriends rejoiced at the possibility of having sex seven nights a week instead of the usual two. The “female viagra” pill was supposed to be this magic little pill that suddenly makes sex seem… sexy. And appealing. And like something we would actually want to do, instead of something we do even if we really don’t want to because our boyfriend keeps nudging us with his penis. It was hailed as revolutionary, but in the pill’s first month on the market, it’s obvious that it’s a total flop.

Only 227 prescriptions were placed in the first month of Addyi, the prescription pill made to help women who suffer from a low libido. The reason? Because it’s a fucking bitch.

Although it is called “the female Viagra,” it’s nothing like Viagra. At all. When a guy takes Viagra, all he has to do is wait a few minutes and BAM. He has a stiffy. It’s a pretty simple process. For women, it’s not that easy. Addyi works by changing your brain chemistry, similar to an anti-depressant. You have to take it for a few weeks to notice the results.

Okay, so, that’s not that bad. Just pop a pill every day for a few weeks and you’ll be horny eventually. But that’s not the worst thing about taking the pill. The reason many women may be interested in the pill but don’t end up seeking a prescription is because you can’t drink while you’re taking it. At all.

The pill comes with serious side effects, like severely low blood pressure and fainting, and these side effects are more probable if you’re having a drink.

So that’s my choice? Booze or sex? Ugh. Nothing about being a girl is fair.

Pass the wine.

[via Bloomberg]

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Cristina Montemayor

Cristina is a Grandex Writer and Content Manager. She was an intern for over two years before she graduated a semester early to write about college full time, which makes absolutely no sense. She regretfully considers herself a Carrie, but is first and foremost a Rory. She tends to draw strong reactions from people. They are occasionally positive. You can find her in a bar as you're bending down to tie your shoes, drinking Dos XX and drunk crying to Elton John. Email her: cristina@grandex.co (not .com).

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