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The reasons this GYNO is unlikely to prescribe Addyi

Addyi (flibanserin), the drug to increase female libido had a timid entry into the market with very few prescriptions considering the “hype.” Bloomberg Business reported 227 prescriptions in the first month. That’s a pittance considering Valeant paid $1 billion for the drug. I am unlikely to help Valeant recoup their investment, because the more I read … Continue reading

Your doctor is not “trained” to prescribe Addyi

Addyi, the drug to boost libido for women, hits the market today. Let’s take the fact that the women in the studies for the medication do not reflect the average patient in the gynecologist’s office reporting low libido and that even for this highly select group of women only 9-14% responded and the definition of … Continue reading

The “No Hymen no Diamond” men unlikely able to locate hymen

There are apparently some men who follow the creed “No Hymen, No Diamond” believing that women who have had sex before marriage, detectable apparently by a disrupted hymen (spoiler alert it’s not!), are dirty and have feminist plans to lay waste to society as we know it. According to the NHND scholars feminism is not about … Continue reading

How Medscape helped Sprout stack the deck for Addyi

It may (or may not) surprise to learn that hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) the “disorder” treated by the new drug Addyi didn’t exist before 2004. Why in 2004 did we decide that normal female sexual response was a condition? Well, HSDD was established/invented/introduced by industry to prepare the market for a testosterone patch for … Continue reading

Flibanserin (Addyi) is more likely to make you sick than horny. What do you think about that?

There has been a lot of talk lately about Addyi, the drug designed to “boost libido” for women. A lot of the talk has been about creating a false “disorder” (sort of like a real live version of a Cosmo magazine). Not only are our breasts not big enough, but we don’t want to initiate … Continue reading

Want to take flibanserin (Addyi) for low sex drive? You can’t drink alcohol. Ever.

Flibanserin, the drug for hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women (a condition that many argue doesn’t exist as for many women sexual desire is responsive, not spontaneous) has been approved by the FDA and will be sold under the brand name Addyi. I’m underwhelmed and concerned about flibanserin for a variety of reasons, but I … Continue reading

Cosmo suggests donut enhanced fellatio, doctor says idea not without merit

I was alerted to Cosmo’s suggestion of pairing a donut with a penis this morning. “Gently stick” it on and nibble away. Not altogether inappropriate for Valentine’s Day, but the question was “As a doctor, what did I think?” My first thought was the person who wrote this for Cosmo hasn’t seen or touched too … Continue reading

“Squirting” during sex is urine – new study

There has long been a controversy about female ejaculation and by this I mean large amounts of fluid or “squirting” during sexual stimulation/orgasm. Some women lubricate very well and there are secretions from the small glands at the vaginal opening so a few milliliters of fluid is very common. But what about those videos that you … Continue reading

If a GYNO wrote a Viagra ad

Pfizer, the makers of Viagra, debuted a new ad to target women. The idea is to get women to encourage their partners with erectile dysfunction to bring the subject up with their doctors, thus generating more Viagra prescriptions. Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be an emotionally challenging problem for both men and their partners and it’s … Continue reading

Madonna’s vagina selfie that wasn’t (or a lesson in ageism for woman)

While reading some news articles for a future post I chanced upon a pure click bait link: Madonna’s vagina selfie While normally I dismiss those things and move along with a nothing-here-for-you-to-see attitude, I just had to click. Partly because I love Madonna and partly because I really wondered exactly what she posted.  After all, … Continue reading

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