flibanserin update

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flibanserin update
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Mon, 05-24-2010 - 8:26am

Here's an update on a potentially interesting drug.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/23/AR2010052304206.html

Dirty

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Registered: 05-04-2006
Wed, 05-26-2010 - 10:18am

Thanks for posting this. I've been out of town, or I'd have responded earlier. I've been following the progress of this drug, and want very much to try it. The article said something that I've been saying for YEARS that a lot of people (including DH) either discount or just don't get.

>>"It's not that they are averse to sex. It's just that they don't care about it. They just stop thinking about it," said Anita H. Clayton, a professor of psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences at the University of Virginia who has studied the drug for the company. "It's like a switch has been flipped. It's a loss for them. They miss it. And they want it back." <<

I was jumping up and down when I read this, saying YES! THIS IS ME! HELLOOOO???? OVER HERE!!!

and when I read this:

>>"Gradually after I started taking it, I started having thoughts about sex again. I started having dreams about sex. I hadn't had dreams about sex in years," she said. "My desire came back."<<

that really gives me hope.

I wonder how long it will be before trials start...

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