But in pondering the topic further, it occurs to me that even if they can capture this mind-body orgasm phenomenon in some kind of a pill, would we really want that? If men knew that "what women want" is only a tablet away, where on earth will the poor things go with all their Viagra-induced enthusiasm for us? What will become of relationships between the sexes when a woman saying she's "going on the pill" actually means she's breaking up with you?
Certainly, men have their annoying attributes, but obviously, they are good for more than orgasms. Their willingness to get their hair all smoky when barbecuing chicken is just one example of the many adorable things they do for women, and I think we should remember ‑- and celebrate ‑- that.
According to a number of reliable sources, women's number-one complaint about men, sexually, is that they don't spend enough time on foreplay. I don't know if these same 43 percent of women who are complaining of sexual dysfunction are the same ones complaining of lack of foreplay. If they are, I think these foreplay complainers are going to come off as pretty big hypocrites if they give up on their men and take a pill that eliminates the need for foreplay entirely.
Also, to be fair to the men, it should be noted that in a number of surveys about men and their sexual dislikes, it turns out that one of men's biggest turn-offs about women is that they complain and criticize too much. So maybe if the women who complain of lack of foreplay could instead try "magically wishing" for more foreplay, maybe we could solve the problem right there. Words, after all, are powerful, and apparently, if the women who self-stimulate through thought have taught us anything, thoughts are also powerful (and can get you through some pretty boring meetings.)
And let me say to the men, in language that will hopefully not sound critical in the least, that you might want to consider incorporating more foreplay into your sexual menu. Because if Ms. Whipple and her team pull it together, our pill has some pretty powerful potential.
It's not a threat, it's just a friendly suggestion.