Desire Pill

by An Ordinary Man (the novel)

I applaud the stance Pepper Schwartz took today on the “female Viagra” at CNN.com:

I know this has become a feminist issue. But interestingly enough, there are feminists on both sides of the debate: Some support the search for a pill, and believe that women deserve a desire drug, and others feel this is just another plot to label women as dysfunctional when there is evidence that losing sexual desire over the life cycle may be a natural consequence of hormonal change that doesn’t need to be fixed … For myself, the capacity for sexual desire is an important part of my identity and my pleasure in life. If it were ever to go away spontaneously, I would be first in line for that little pill.

Happy, consensual sex and intimacy between people who love each other is an essential part of that love continuing in 99 out of 100 cases.

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