BY Olivia Harrison
on Aug 25, 2015
Flibanserin, also referred to (incorrectly) as “female Viagra,” has been a hot news topic lately. A few weeks ago, BUST wrote a story about this pill, and I couldn't stop think about what this whole thing would mean for women who identified as asexual.
After years of debate, flibanserin, the first drug designed to boost women’s libido, was finally approved by the FDA last week. Most feminist communities had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the pill and its approval. Read More
BY Elizabeth Ollero
on Jul 01, 2015
Flibanserin! The female “viagra” that is nothing like viagra. Let’s discuss.
There are two problems. I’ll break it down for ya:
1. Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). This is a woman’s ongoing lack of interest in sex, to the point where it causes her personal distress or problems in her relationships. It affects one in ten women, so it’s not uncommon, but until now there has never been an FDA approved drug to treat it. Madness!
2. 26 v. 0. Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner
on Jun 18, 2010
Reports coming out of the FDA don't look good for Flibanserin, the drug that's supposed to boost women's libidos. Interestingly enough, the problem seems to be that the little blue pill doesn't cause an increase in sexual desire, but in the number of "sexually satisfying events." Firstly, let me be proud to report that I can banish this weirdo euphemism in favor of the word ORGASM. Secondly, what? This is a problem...why?
Before you get wound up about side effects, note–I'm not commenting on them. Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner
on Jun 04, 2010
Some well-meaning but uptight folks over at change.org started a petition to ban the use of Flibanserin as a female sexual enhancement drug, stating that a low sex drive in women is not a disease. So, does the fact that there's a male sexual enhancement drug on the market mean that low sex drive in men is a disease? Or is their thinking that since Viagara works on bloodflow, whereas Flibanserin stimulates serotonin production, it's only a matter of time before this treatment modality puts women in the mental health ghetto? C'mon. Read More
BY Catie Colliton
on May 24, 2010
The FDA is deciding on whether or not to endorse the latest medication for lady problems: flibanserin. Dubbed the “pink Viagra,” this pill does what the little blue pill did for men in increasing their sex drive, supposedly.
The medication alters the chemicals in a woman’s brain into thinking more sexual thoughts, and apparently the German manufacturers are not sure how they came upon this potential gold mine of a pill (an estimated $2 billion market in the US). Originally, flibanserin was designed to treat depression but failed. Read More