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I personally agree, in my human s*exuality class we were talking abot these particular issues and my teaher who worked in this particular therapy field said he estimates that 80-90 percent of the time s*xual problems are related to psychological and not a medical or physical problem. I personally believe that. I have a super hard time believing that a magic pill will fix the majority of libido problems. That is what drives me crazy about the commercials.

 

Sorry rant over

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I personally agree, in my human s*exuality class we were talking abot these particular issues and my teaher who worked in this particular therapy field said he estimates that 80-90 percent of the time s*xual problems are related to psychological and not a medical or physical problem. I personally believe that. I have a super hard time believing that a magic pill will fix the majority of libido problems. That is what drives me crazy about the commercials.

 

Sorry rant over

 

Then the doc wouldn't prescribe it for them. Just like Viagra for men, not everyone who asks about it, gets it. I guess a doctor may let someone try it to see if it will work. Medications aren't really supposed to be used as diagnostic tools but sometimes they are. If a person tries it and it doesn't work...I can't imagine they would continue taking it. The male version still costs between $10-15 A PILL. Very, very few insurances cover it, and if they do it is usually for only a limited pills per month, often with high co pays.

 

This isn't a medication that many people just take, just to take it.

 

 

Viagra increases dilation of the blood vessels. It allows more blood to enter the area, thus increasing sensation and stimulation. If this is not the physical problem for the patient, it is just an expensive marital aid. For someone who does have this medical problem, it can be a wonderful change in the way their sexuality augments their life.

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I'm thinking there are probably men out there wishing their partners would try it at least. :) lol j/k! I am sure nobody here has issues with not wanting to have tons of sex with their super-hot guys.

 

 

That is the point of needing Viagra. It has nothing to do with wanting to have relations. The body won't cooperate no matter how bad the person wants it too. The hottest guy, in the best environment doesn't matter, it isn't about the mental part of sex....it is about the physical body malfunctioning. These are the people who it is for.

 

Erectile disfunction isn't a foreign concept when talking about men. Similar medical conditions affect women, which can make sex either impossible or very painful.

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Exactly. I am your side.

 

I think women's desire, pleasure and sexuality has been mostly ignored medically.

 

If you don't want it, you must be frigid etc. Meaning, there is something emotionally wrong with you...it's never physical for women...it's in their heads. Remember when they used to tell women it was our cold attitides towards our children that caused autism. Refrigerator Moms, I believe was the phrase.

 

 

 

That is the point of needing Viagra. It has nothing to do with wanting to have relations. The body won't cooperate no matter how bad the person wants it too. The hottest guy, in the best environment doesn't matter, it isn't about the mental part of sex....it is about the physical body malfunctioning. These are the people who it is for.

 

Erectile disfunction isn't a foreign concept when talking about men. Similar medical conditions affect women, which can make sex either impossible or very painful.

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I'm thinking there are probably men out there wishing their partners would try it at least. :) lol j/k! I am sure nobody here has issues with not wanting to have tons of sex with their super-hot guys.

 

And I am thinking that there are probably a lot of women wishing that Viagra was never invented. ;)

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Yes, the FDA did not give approval to this drug. The studies that were done said it wasn't any better than a placebo but that does not mean it's all in the women's head!. I don't know how many of you have experienced menopause but your body does change and for me my libido has seriously decreased. It is not in my head. It is a physical change I attribute to menopause and I have discussed this with many women who say the same thing. We all can't be crazy. That doesn't even account for the physical changes that occur. Although I'm not sure viagra would be the right drug for the market, there is a need for some kind of drug for people in my position. I really think that people who say it's all in the head have no true understanding the issue itself and are responding because they are uneducated and it's also they way it's been said for years. If the man has a problem it's physical but if a women has a problem it's all in her head! That is a true example of a sexist attitude!

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I hope you didn't take what I said earlier as "If a women doesn't want it she must be crazy". When I said that it is a psycholgical problem it was to mean that there are more times than not a psycholgical component (not the only or even primary cause). The psycholgical component could be something as simple as feeling bad about your body image an it keeps you from wanting or enjoying $ex. It doesn't mean you are crazy or have some sort of mental health issue it just means you have feelings and thoghts and emotions

 

Yes, the FDA did not give approval to this drug. The studies that were done said it wasn't any better than a placebo but that does not mean it's all in the women's head!. I don't know how many of you have experienced menopause but your body does change and for me my libido has seriously decreased. It is not in my head. It is a physical change I attribute to menopause and I have discussed this with many women who say the same thing. We all can't be crazy. That doesn't even account for the physical changes that occur. Although I'm not sure viagra would be the right drug for the market, there is a need for some kind of drug for people in my position. I really think that people who say it's all in the head have no true understanding the issue itself and are responding because they are uneducated and it's also they way it's been said for years. If the man has a problem it's physical but if a women has a problem it's all in her head! That is a true example of a sexist attitude!
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I can't help but wonder if the drug didn't work because female desire problems with a physical cause have more to do with hormones (menopause-related, postpartum-related, etc.) than with blood flow (as in erectile dysfunction). Not that we don't have any erectile tissue . . . but it does seem to me that it might be more about the hormones in women than it is in men.

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I can't help but wonder if the drug didn't work because female desire problems with a physical cause have more to do with hormones (menopause-related, postpartum-related, etc.) than with blood flow (as in erectile dysfunction). Not that we don't have any erectile tissue . . . but it does seem to me that it might be more about the hormones in women than it is in men.

this is true. perhaps that's the general idea behind the "stereotype" that a women must be "frigid/b!tch/etc" if she doesn't want to have $ex.

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