When women hop into bed, whether alone or with a partner, reaching the big O may be a fleeting phenomenon. Luckily, researchers are currently developing a solution to sexual impotency that may only require a few quick inhales. is a testosterone nasal spray, designed by Trimel Pharmaceuticals, that aims to heighten sexual arousal by dilating blood vessels “down there.”
Why It Matters
Having trouble orgasming is a medical condition called “female orgasmic disorder,” or FOD, and may affect up to (ready?) 41 percent of females around the globe Rellini, A.H., Clifton, J. Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine, 2011;31:35-56. Epub 2011 Oct 10.... Yikes. And this isn’t just a matter of physical pleasure: FOD can have a significant impact on women’s mental health, affecting relationship satisfaction, quality of life, and overall well-being Rellini, A.H., Clifton, J. Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine, 2011;31:35-56. Epub 2011 Oct 10..
Yet, the trouble with Tefina is there’s scientific discrepancy regarding why women have trouble orgasming, and if it can be fixed by a simple trip to the pharmacy. A number of researchers suggest a link between sexual dysfunction and between couples, some blame genetics, while others see orgasm rates independent of genetics and varying social factors like social class, number of sexual partners, and libido Kelly, M.P., Strassberg, D.S., Turner, C.M. Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Journal of Sex and Marital Theory, 2006 Mar-Apr;32(2):81-95. Basson, R., Brotto, L.A., Laan, E., et al. UBC Department of Psychiatry, B.C. Centre for Sexual Medicine, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2005 May;2(3):291-300. Dunn, K.M , Cherkas, L.F., Spector, T.D. Biology Letters, 2005 September 22; 1(3): 260–263. Zietsch, B.P., Miller, G.F., Bailye, J.M., et al. School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2011 Aug;8(8):2305-16. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02300.x. Epub 2011 May 13.. And then there’s the camp that says FOD is not even a .
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Is It Legit?
The idea to develop a drug that helps women orgasm is causing some controversy. Certain publications are at the possibility of the “female Viagra” hitting shelves, while others assert Tefina is simply a that looks past the real problems of impotency Redelman, M. Sydney Centre for Sexual and Relationship Therapy, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022, Australia. Sexual Health, 2006 Sep;3(3):143-53. Tefina isn’t the first drug developed to give women a (tender) hand, too. The made an appearance in Europe back in 2009, but was deemed unsafe and was not approved by the FDA Osborne, V., Hazell, L., Layton, D., et al. Drug Safety Research Unit, Bursledon Hall, Southampton, UK. Drug Safety, 2010 Mar 1;33(3):213-21..
Dr. Susan Davis, the lead researcher behind the drug, said that Tefina has had a among trial users (although “success” may be tough to measure; perhaps it was just really damn good sex?). has approved the second round of Tefina’s clinical trials, but it’ll be a few years before Tefina will officially hit shelves, if it even makes it that far. So until then, ladies — rest assured that it’s to have trouble climaxing, and know that it doesn’t hurt to keep trying.