Here's How That New Sex Pill for Women Actually Works

Sometime in the next two months, the FDA will vote on whether to approve flibanserin, a new drug to treat women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or lack of desire for sex. The drug has been touted as “female Viagra,” in the sense that it helps bring sex back into these women’s lives. But flibanserin doesn’t… » 6/29/15 6:44pm 6/29/15 6:44pm

The FDA Once Again Rejects 'Female Viagra'

It's not looking so great for the would-be "female Viagra," as Bloomberg News reports the FDA has rejected Sprout Pharmaceuticals' flibanserin pill. (Guess there's no need for a sexy brand name until you've bagged regulatory approval.) The agency just isn't convinced the "modest affect" of the drug outweighs potential… » 12/11/13 6:05pm 12/11/13 6:05pm

How a Women's Libido Pill Could Actually Save Monogamy

Despite the fact that all I want in life is a daemon familiar and a wand and a sarcastic dappled mare who really gets me and violet eyes and a tower, in actuality I'm forever harping on the fact that magic isn't real. There are no magic Spanx that will turn you into Cindy Crawford. There is no magic begoggled top hat… » 5/23/13 3:45pm 5/23/13 3:45pm

Is the FDA-Approved 'Female Viagra' Pill Actually Effective and Safe?

A month ago, the FDA approved the first pill meant to combat sexual dysfunction resulting from menopause. It's called Osphena, and it purports to cure dyspareunia (pain during sex) by augmenting the declining estrogen levels responsible for "vulvar and vaginal atrophy," a terrifying term that implies that menopause… » 4/30/13 4:20pm 4/30/13 4:20pm