For women with low sex drive, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new EpiPen-like drug that promises to boost libido. The FDA made the decision on Friday. The drug is somewhat similar to medications used to treat erectile dysfunction in men, in that they are meant to be used "on demand" — when a person wants to be sexually intimate. But that's where the similarity stops. Erectile dysfunction drugs work by increasing blood flow to a man's genitals. Bremelanotide, on the other hand, works by targeting a woman's brain chemistry.
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By definition, you may be diagnosed with hypoactive sexual desire disorder if you frequently lack sexual thoughts or desire, and the absence of these feelings causes personal distress. Whether you fit this medical diagnosis or not, your doctor can look for reasons that your sex drive isn't as high as you'd like and find ways to help. Most women benefit from a treatment approach aimed at the many causes behind this condition. Recommendations may include sex education, counseling, and sometimes medication and hormone therapy. Talking with a sex therapist or counselor skilled in addressing sexual concerns can help with low sex drive. Therapy often includes education about sexual response and techniques. Your therapist or counselor likely will provide recommendations for reading materials or couples' exercises.
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There is an FDA-approved non-hormonal treatment that has been proven to be safe and effective for adding desire, adding satisfying sexual events, and reducing distress. Speak to a doctor about your HSDD symptoms from the privacy of your own home. Women with HSDD have low sexual desire that is troubling to them.