​Say Goodbye to Vaginal Atrophy By Blasting Your Vagina with Lasers

For women who suffer from atrophic vaginitis, or vaginal atrophy, sex is incredibly painful, but hopefully, help is on the way. The FDA has just approved a new procedure to combat the condition that consists of firing tiny lasers in your vagina. Sounds pretty fucking metal. » 12/02/14 6:00pm 12/02/14 6:00pm

FDA to Mull Over Viagra Drugs for Ladies at October Workshop. Yay.

There’s a joke that says if men needed birth control, the prescription would not only be free, it would come delicious flavors like cool ranch Doritos or artisanal salted caramel. The same goes for the Food and Drug Administration’s focus on female sexual dysfunction: there is little research on vaginas but plenty of… » 8/14/14 4:30pm 8/14/14 4:30pm

Lady-Libido Drug Has Horrible Name, Fails Clinical Trials

A medicinal gel that promised to be a sort of Lady Viagra for post-menopausal women has failed to arouse test subjects in two clinical trials. Probably because its manufacturers named it the cringe-inducing "LibiGel" and even reading that made my clitoris retract. » 12/15/11 12:50pm 12/15/11 12:50pm

The Corrupted Race For Female Viagra

When filmmaker Liz Canner was hired by a pharmaceutical company racing to produce the first female Viagra on the market, she got an insider's look at the unethical business of Female Sexual Dysfunction, which she hilariously documents in Orgasm Inc. » 1/05/11 7:14pm 1/05/11 7:14pm

Ladies, Your Sexual Satisfaction Is All In Your Head

Maybe those essential oils can actually improve female sexual arousal — if only via the placebo effect. Researchers "found that opening a new line of communication about sex can have a positive effect in many women with low libidos." Whoa! » 9/16/10 5:27pm 9/16/10 5:27pm

Should The FDA Approve The "Pink Viagra"?

On June 18, the FDA will consider whether to approve flibanserin, a pill that supposedly increases women's sexual desire. But the fact that some are calling it "the pink Viagra" illustrates how many problems remain with the entire approach. » 5/24/10 9:30am 5/24/10 9:30am

No-Shit: Birth Control Hormones Can Kill Desire

Though many women report that birth control pills lower their sex drive, they've had frustratingly little scientific support — but now a new study shows women on hormonal birth control actually are at higher risk for low libido. » 5/04/10 9:30am 5/04/10 9:30am

Woman Donates Her Orgasm To Science

An interview with Orgasm Inc. filmmaker Liz Canner reveals how pointless the search for the "female Viagra" has been. But luckily it's not the only avenue of sex research — and some are a lot more interesting. » 4/21/10 1:30pm 4/21/10 1:30pm

How To Make Sex Completely Unsexy

"Female sexual dysfunction" is totally a thing right now, and yet so much mainstream coverage on the subject is unsatisfying. A new Vogue article on the sex aids of the future provides a good object lesson. » 1/19/10 4:00pm 1/19/10 4:00pm

Restless Genital Disorder Terrorizes Woman, Amuses New York Post

A New Mexico woman has actually been diagnosed with Restless Genital Syndrome, providing a disturbing example of how we think — and write — about women's sexual problems. » 12/16/09 4:20pm 12/16/09 4:20pm

Do You Suffer From Restless Vagina Syndrome?

The brilliant headline "Restless Vagina Syndrome" had me primed to giggle at whatever Terry J. Allen wrote underneath it, but instead, I ended up fuming at Big Pharma and the patriarchy. So, you know, must be Tuesday. » 10/27/09 4:00pm 10/27/09 4:00pm

Which Is Worse For Women: That 40% Can't Orgasm, Or That Only 12% Think…

This morning on The View, the gals dug into this study, from the November issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, which reported that a whopping 40% of women report sexual dysfunction — including lack of arousal and inability to achieve orgasm — while only 12% of them care about it. As Joy pointed out, it could be argued… » 12/05/08 6:00pm 12/05/08 6:00pm