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Female Sex Health Dialogue Continues

Dec 15, 2014

The authors also take issue with the biological component of female sexual desire and note that typically, lack of desire may be better explained as “a difference in desire between two partners.”

Dr. Stephen Snyder of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine shared his view in Psychology Today. While Laan and Tiefer made some valid points, he says, there are other points he takes issue with.

For example, he stated that explaining sexual dysfunction in an environmental context is “an over-simplification.”

“…Let’s drop the either/or thinking,” he added. “If the FDA approves flibanserin for women, then we’ll get a chance to see if it works in the real world – and for whom. Until then, let’s not pretend that we know more than we do about what causes sexual problems. We still have a lot to learn.”


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Resources

Los Angeles Times

Laan, Ellen and Leonore Tiefer

“The sham drug idea of the year: 'pink Viagra'”

(November 13, 2014)

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-laan-tiefer-pink-viagra-20141114-story.html

Psychology Today

Snyder, Stephen, MD

“Pink Viagra: Sex for Pleasure, for Profit, or Both?”

(November 24, 2014)

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sexualitytoday/201411/pink-viagra-sex-pleasure-profit-or-both

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