For years, men have had that little blue pill called Viagra that helps men improve their sex lives.  Well, fret no more, ladies, because a new drug is in the works to boost female sexual arousal. 

 

Tefina is a testosterone gel that is undergoing clinical trials in Australia and Canada, according to i09.  But the sexiest part about this new drug - it's a nasal spray!  Yes, hot.  This drug is absorbed into the body through the nose within a few minutes, and affects the woman's sex drive within a few hours, according to ONENews.

 

Like Viagra fixes Erectile Dysfunction in men, Tefina is intended to treat Female Orgasmic Disorder, defined by the American Psychological Association as “Persistent or recurrent delay in, or absence of, orgasm following a normal excitement phase.”

 

"Female sexual dysfunction is a real thing and we think up to 43 percent of women suffer some form of sexual dysfunction," Dr. Fiona Jane of Melbourne's Monash University told ONENews.

 

Other professionals, however, don’t buy it and believe that Tefina is just another way that corporations are trying to profit in our bedrooms.  This theory is backed by the fact that Viagra has generated over $2 billion a year in the US (according to ONENews) since Pfiezer introduced it in 1998.  Wouldn’t a female version make just as much back for the corporations?

 

Still, George Dvorsky of i09 made a solid point that, while it is important to remain skeptical about making women’s orgasms a medical issue, denying such just doesn’t seem all that right either.

 

“Clearly, women need to be mindful of their reasons for taking a drug like Tefina while remaining wary of corporate intrusions in the bedroom,” Dvorsky said. “But some of the arguments against its development and use sound nothing short of paternalistic (whether they come from a man or a woman)."


Image via. noseunblocked.com. 

Tagged in: women's health, viagra, Tefina, sexual health, sexual dysfunction, libido, female orgasmic disorder   

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