A Cream to Boost Female Arousal?
Are you a postmenopausal woman who's wondering what happened to your libido? Then you're in good company. A debate still rages in the medical community about whether the label "female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD)" is bogus or not, but on a personal level plenty of Boomer females can attest to feeling hot only when it comes to flashes – but not in the bedroom as of yore.
Now according to recent research, there may be a simple remedy that will rev up your sex drive again. (Also note: This treatment purportedly also works well for younger women who experience dips in desire, so share this with your daughters and their friends.)
The study, published as an abstract and presented at the American Urological Association meeting in San Diego, showed that application of a topical agent called alprostadil (Femprox) cream to the clitoris and the "G spot" had "as much as 63% improvement in the primary outcome of satisfactory sexual encounters," reports MedPage Today. The cream has already been shown to help men but stronger versions appear to be called for when treating women.
The study participants were 374 women from age 21 to age 65. Of those, 168 were 46 to 65. Two strengths of the cream were tested, both of them stronger than what is used for men. In the group of women that tried the lesser strength version, 49% of older women and 42% of younger women reported being in the mood again. For those who were given the stronger doses, 41% of older women and 46% of younger women were eager to make love.