New Research on Female Sexual Desire Drug

Body|Beauty|Sexy Bloomberg News reports that Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH is close to introducing a pill to awaken female desire by blunting female inhibitions. Unlike Viagra, which is focused on the physical mechanics of sex, this drug works on the brain.

“This drug has the potential to finally open the door to acceptance of the idea that decreased desire can be something that involves a dysfunctional way the brain works, and not only a bad partner,” said Jim Pfaus, a neurologist at Concordia University in Montreal, who conducted early tests of the drug in rats. “Of course it’s in your head.”

The veil of secrecy around this new drug will be lifted next Monday, when the company presents research data on 5,000 European and US women at a conference for the European Society for Sexual Medicine. A