Would you take a prescription medication to boost your sexual desire? In America, a new drug called Addyi is now available for women with low sexual desire. Some people were hoping it would be the ‘female Viagra.’ Sadly, it has fizzled out faster that a campfire on a rainy day.
Rx for Desire – Hope or Hype?
In 2015 Addyi became available for women who have low sexual desire. Read more about who can get it and whether it works
To me, it is frustrating that our modern culture encourages us to look for a magic pill to fix us. Given the huge success with drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction in men, including Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, it is no wonder that pharmaceutical companies are searching for a comparable drug for women.
But any sex therapist will tell you, the female sexual response is complex and involves more than just getting women hot and wet. For most women, increasing blood flow to the vagina to address difficulties with arousal may not get to the actual problem — which is often a lack of sexual desire.
Do you want to be labeled as ‘broken’ or defective?
The problem with the pharmaceutical approach to women’s sexual response is that to search for a ‘cure’ requires that we carry a new medical diagnosis. And that is the case for the new drug, Addyi. To get it, you must be labelled with a disorder. But a waning libido, low sexual response, and vaginal dryness or pain may be normal in the context of menopause as estrogen levels fall. It can be expected. The same is true following certain illnesses or medical procedures. And if the sexual consequences of medical issues can be expected and anticipated, we need only address the factors that exacerbate them. And 9 times out of 10, the only time medication is required is to address hormonal deficiencies. How empowering is that???
Nearly all sexual issues can be solved with education, coaching and even simple mindfulness techniques!
In my upcoming book, The Orgasm Prescription for Women, you will uncover the various medical and health conditions that may block your orgasm and how to get help as needed. You can learn a few of them now by reading or listening to the Special Report: Top 5 Reasons You’re NOT Having an Orgasm.
In the coming episodes, the experts I interview and I will help you identify clues about your own psychology, hormone status and brain chemistry so that you can work alone, with your partner or with a doctor or therapist to get you back into orgasmic flow. You can now boldly investigate and experiment with strategies to balance your inner and outer chemistry, get direct input from your body and accept permission to make your pleasure a priority.
Tune in & Turn On
While some people fervently long for the day that a pharmaceutical company finds a magical pill to get women hot, wet and in the mood for orgasmic sex, I argue that there is a bigger promise available now, with zero side effects, risks or costs. With a few tweaks to your mindset and a little added attention to your body you will discover that you are capable of experiencing amazing sex and a robust libido by mastering your own feminine power and energies. In fact you will feel even more empowered by your divine feminine potential as you learn how you can get yourself hot and horny, how to deepen your intimate connection to your partner and how to enjoy full body orgasms.
The magic of human sexuality lies in our potential to build up, exchange and ride an energetic wave of pleasure, intimacy, bonding and play. This website is meant to serve as a guide to unlock your erotic potential by bringing you into alignment with your whole body, brain, senses and even your soul.
Sex for mature women is much more likely to produce soul-stirring ecstasy.
So what about YOU?
Would you take a pill to turn up the heat on your sexual desire? Are you intrigued or seriously in need of a libido boost such that you would consider taking Addyi? Tell us why in our women-only Sensual Vitality-TV Facebookgroup.
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Dr. Andrea Pennington is a respected integrative medicine physician, acupuncturist, TV host & bestselling author specializing in longevity, sex education and life transformation with positive psychology and mindfulness.
She is author of The Orgasm Prescription for Women and the creator of The Attunement Meditation Process.
As an international TEDx & keynote speaker Dr. Andrea inspires audiences around the world to live with ageless vitality, passion & purpose.
She is also a regular health, beauty and wellness expert featured on television and radio programs around the world.
As a highly sought-after personal brand strategist, medical journalist and author with 20+ years experience in TV production, marketing and media distribution she is Managing Director of Make Your Mark Global, LTD.