Article published by BedsideMatters.com
Sexual health and vitality, including arousal and sexual response, involves a synchronized orchestra of hormones that naturally fluctuate during our monthly cycle, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and perimenopause/menopause.
Much like a sensitive, finely tuned instrument, a woman's libido is very dynamic and can be affected by many factors in her environment: stress, work, financial concerns, and family and relationship dynamics can all have a profound effect upon our intricate hormonal system and libido. Many women suffer from low libido, but they do not have to suffer.
The cornerstone to maintaining optimal hormonal balance and strong sexual vitality, at any age, is a healthy diet and lifestyle. This includes wholesome food, regular exercise, effective stress management techniques, refreshing sleep - and passionate play!
It may sound crazy, but women have been using men’s Viagra for years, claiming it improves blood flow to the vagina and even increases sex drive. A 2004 study supported these positive results. But the US Food and Drug Administration has long refused to get on board, neither approving men’s Viagra for women’s use, nor endorsing medications developed especially for women. This has now changed, though, as the FDA has signed off on a drug whose technical name is flibanserin. This new drug addresses hypoactive sexual desire disorder, which causes low sex drive in women. Would you try a drug designed to amp up your sex drive? Do you think the FDA’s previous decisions have revealed a gender bias?
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