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The Female Viagra Scam- the moral crises of manufacturers cashing in on women suffering from loss of libido.

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The Intrinsa patch as it is worn.

First of, as a man, I’m not sure if I’m exactly qualified to speak about the subject of the loss of the female libido. Nevertheless, that certainly hasn’t discouraged this author in noticing what could arguably said to be manufacturer’s increasing prowess for a quick buck at the expense of women’s sudden loss of libido and the sudden deliverance that they seek to effect.

Take for example this morning’s article in the dailymailco.uk ( The Female Viagra scam: Why manufacturers are wrong to cash in on the rising number of women suffering from libido loss ) which has the author expressing her sense of fatalism as the abatement of sexual desire sets in as she enters her 50’s:

Women today are in a terrible bind about the part that passion plays in their lives.

Our heads tell us a degree of routine and lack of desire are bound to set in over the course of a long relationship; but in our hearts, we feel entitled to carry on feeling sexually satisfied into old age.

And given that sexual attraction is what brings people together in the first place, it’s perhaps not surprising we have a deep-rooted fear that when passion wanes, love will soon follow suit.

Just as this author is grappling with her waning sexual desire, (which she is to later find out may or may have not been the result of FSD- female sexual dysfunction), she is challenged by the niggling assertion that if most male and female relations are based on physical attraction and satiation then how will she tend to her husband’s desires (who one can assume is still feeling quite virile thank you very much) whom she wonders may be tempted to look outside of their marriage to find sexual gratification?

It is precisely here, that the warning bells begin to be sound by those (pharmaceutical) entities seeking to remedy women who feel as a consequence of not feeling sexually aroused that their value as a suitable mate has now been mitigated and if she is to hold onto her mate she ought to quickly come up with a solution. Something which leaves this author wondering, why would any woman who has her head on her shoulder suddenly accede to such thoughts?

And, of course, in our increasingly sexualised society, the pressure to be a domestic nymphette has never been greater. A multi-million-pound industry is springing up to capitalise on these fears by holding out hope of a magic bullet that will keep us wanting sex 24/7.

To stay forever youthful is the Holy Grail and, as surveys have shown, if you can hang on to a sense of sexual vitality in your relationship, you will feel younger longer.

Is it any wonder that any rational woman can suddenly be running her head in the ground, looking for elixirs that will grate back the strut of nature, looking for solutions, promises, magic pills that will help arrive at the idea that as long as she is sexually active she is still to be valued as a woman? Or at least a woman we gentlemen ought to desire…?

It used to be only young people who boasted about sex, but now it seems that everyone from Madonna, 52, with her succession of toyboys, to Jane Fonda, 73, who recently trumpeted that she’s having the best sex of her life, is swinging from the chandeliers.

So we have come to fear loss of passion as we fear loss of youth. When Pamela Stephenson, 61, announced that losing weight for TV’s Strictly made her feel friskier and that husband Billy Connolly was reaping the benefits, it made us wonder if we shouldn’t be trying harder, too.

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