What Does “Female Viagra” Do?

A woman’s sexuality can be a mysterious thing. Your sexual desire and libido are influenced by countless physical, mental, and emotional factors — and sometimes you might feel that your sex drive can fluctuate at a moment’s notice.

While it’s normal for your interest in sex to ebb and flow over the years, long-lasting disinterest in sex can have negative effects on your self-esteem, relationship with your significant other, and quality of life. It can be a confusing, distressing problem, but you’re not alone.

An estimated 40% of women have hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) at some point in their lives. HSDD is characterized by low sex drive, but it’s only diagnosed if it causes consistent emotional distress.

If you’re bothered by low sexual desire, the experts at the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine are here to help. We offer comprehensive female sexual wellness care, including treatment for HSDD in the form of Addyi® (flibanserin), the first FDA-approved medication to increase female sexual desire.

Addyi: the little pink pill

Many people are familiar with “the little blue pill” for male sexual performance, but for many years, there wasn’t anything like it for women. Today, Addyi gives you the power to take control of your sexual desire.

Studies show that women who take Addyi for at least eight weeks experience an 80% increase in sexual desire and 58% more satisfaction during sexual activity on average. Women report feeling more like who they used to be, with their feelings of distress around low libidio dissipating. 

Addyi doesn’t enhance sexual performance. Instead, it works with your body to change the way you feel about sex. It can be a good option for women diagnosed with HSDD who are bothered by their lack of interest in sexual activities

If you start Addyi, you’ll take it every night around bedtime. The medication interacts with the parts of your brain responsible for sexual desire, and it may release more excitement chemicals and lower inhibition chemicals to make you feel more interested in sex. 

Is Addyi right for you?

Addyi is a prescription medication designed for women who haven’t entered menopause yet. It’s a non-hormonal treatment designed to address HSDD.

Every woman’s sexuality is unique, so it’s important to be honest with yourself when you’re thinking about your satisfaction with your sex life. 

You could have a low sex drive if you’re:

It’s natural for some women to have lower sex drives than others. If you have a lower libido but you’re not bothered by it, Addyi or other HSDD treatments may not be right for you.

On the other hand. if you’re distressed by your disinterest in sex and how it’s affecting your self-esteem or your relationship, it’s time to talk to our team. We offer comprehensive HSDD consultations to determine the right course of treatment. 

You don’t have to settle for a low libido and lackluster sex life. Partner with our experts at the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine in Millburn, New Jersey. We can recommend the right female sexual wellness treatment for you. Call us at 973-218-9400 or request an appointment online.

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