The Drivers of Female Sexual Dysfunction

Female sexual dysfunction is characterized by a lack of desire, arousal and orgasm. That’s not to say its causes aren’t physical, they certainly can be. Hypertension, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, neurological diseases and autoimmune disorders can all contribute to a woman’s lack of sexual desire. Other factors include certain prescriptions drugs, particularly anti-hypertensives and depression medication, as well as over-the-counter medications and illegal drugs and alcohol abuse.

Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, and Stendra: Function, side effects, and cost

So Is there a Female Viagra?

Regular Viagra that we are all familiar with, is designed to increase blood flow to the genitals. This is the pharmaceutical product Viagra that works well for many men who suffer with impotence — or erectile dysfunction. Interestingly, in tests Viagra-like drugs also seem to help about 20 percent of women with female sexual dysfunction – that’s to say levitra professional, in the case where the woman concerned is having difficulties with lubrication (blood flow to the female genitals increase lubrication).

At the time of writing there are no pharmaceutical female Viagra drugs on the market. Though that could certainly change over the next few years as numerous drug companies and researchers race to develop female Viagra for what promises to be a huge & very lucrative market. Banking on the success of Viagra — the drug companies hope to find its female Viagra equivalent. At the moment, they are focused on developing a drug that increases blood flow to the female genitals, resulting in vaginal lubrication and relaxing vaginal muscles.

Outside of a ‘pharmaceutical’ answer to female Viagra which doesn’t yet exist, there are however, established – albeit not particularly well know – herbal Viagra options for women:

‘Herbal’ Female Viagra

It has to be said, that the use of herbs and nutrients to enhance women’s sex drives and pleasure is nothing new. For many years, folk medicine and naturopathic healing have had a variety of natural and botanical ingredients in their arsenal of tools to combat women’s flagging sexuality due to fatigue, stress, dietary deficiency, aging, hormonal changes or emotional upset. What’s new now is the availability of specialized, pre-calibrated formulas in new standardized dosages using many of these time-honored ingredients.

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