Can Women Take Viagra?

Can Women Take Viagra?
  • Posted On: Jun 07, 2021
  • By: Admin

Financial issues sometimes become the cause of fights between a couple, but most disagreements are related to their sexual life. Pain in the libido, inactive sexual life, etc., are temporary problems, but their negative impact is long-lasting.

Such temporary problems like pain in libido, also known as female erectile dysfunction, are left untreated by women. As a result, many women become inactive on the bed, which becomes a stressful situation for couples.

As per various reports, 3 out of 10 women suffer from FSD, and they don’t even know about it. There are multiple causes of FSD like blood sugar, hypertension, increased levels of cortisol, depression.

Many women suffer from FSD at some point in life that raises the question, can women take the blue pill (Viagra)? Should women consume this blue pill to stay active in sexual life? If you’re the one finding answers to these questions, stick to this post until the end.

Signs Of FSD

Symptoms of female erectile dysfunction vary from woman to woman. Below, we’re mentioning the common symptoms of FSD.

  • Pain During Sex

You might experience some pain when your vagina starts lubricating and come in contact with the penis.

  • Difficulty In Experiencing Orgasms

You might struggle to get orgasms during sexual intercourse. This condition is also known as an orgasmic disorder.

  • Difficulty In Sexual Arousal

You might be having those same sexual desires, but you struggle to stay active and maintain arousal during sexual intercourse.

  • No Sexual Interest

This is the common warning sign of female erectile dysfunction (FSD), where you won’t feel like getting beneath your bed partner.

Can Viagra Treat FSD?

Viagra, also known as the blue pill, is worldwide famous for treating sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction in men. Nevertheless, the blue pill is only prescribed to males, not for women, to cure female erectile dysfunction. There is as such no guarantee that Viagra can undoubtedly cure FSD like ED.

Women consuming Viagra for FSD often share mixed results. US Foods And Drug Administration (FDA) has only licensed Viagra for men, not for women. According to various studies, some women might benefit after consuming Viagra pills, and some may not.

Many studies have also found that Viagra can help women facing some difficulties in sexual intercourse, but the results might not be long-lasting. There are numerous causes of FSD, and alone Viagra cannot treat this disorder. In simpler words, there are multiple reasons for femaleswho have female erectile dysfunction.

Viagra doesn’t do any wonder; it just enhances the blood flow in certain body parts. Therefore, this blue pill might help women suffering from FSD, but very few will get the desired results.

What About Flibanserin?

Unlike Viagra, Flibanserin, also known as Addyi, is an FDA-approved treatment option for lack of sexual interest in females. However, this drug is currently available in the US and is only prescribed by medical specialists. The actual version of Flibanserin is only available in the US, but the alternatives are available in other countries under different brand names like ‘Addryl Capsule.’

There is not much information available regarding the working process of Flibanserin. As per reports, it stimulates the brain functioning for sexual arousals. Addyi doesn’t deliver some long-lasting psychological effects like Viagra.

As a result, Addyi has the nickname 'female Viagra,' which confuses and misleads the couples. Viagra is known as the ‘blue pill,’ the Flibanserin is named ‘pink pill.’

However, many herbal products claim to be better than Flibanserin. But, you should stay away from such products because the FDA doesn’t license them. Following the licensed treatment option for a longer period might cure FSD.

What Are The Treatments For FSD?

Flibanserin is one of the highly recommended treatment options for FSD. Now, we’ll discuss some options to consider even if you’re not consuming Flibanserin.

  • Using The Lubricant

If your vagina stays dry and you experience slight pain always, it’s recommended to use a high-quality lubricant.

  • Osphena

Osphena is one of the infamous selective estrogen receptor modulatorsthat helps reduce pain during sexual intercourse.

  • Bremelanotide 

Like Flibanserin, Bremelanotide is also approved by FDA for helping women in getting sexual arousals. It is an injection that is given on the thigh or belly before indulging in sexual intercourse. 

  • Estrogen Therapy

Estrogen therapy is all about using a vaginal ring, tablet, or cream to enhance the vagina elasticity and increase the blood flow in the vaginal area. This therapy is 100% unsafe and should be followed under the doctor’s guidance.

The Takeaway

There are countless causes of FSD; thus, it's better to talk to the doctor directly instead of looking for 'female Viagra.' FDA licenses a few medications for FSD.

Making some healthy lifestyle changes, avoiding stressful conditions, saying NO to alcohol can also help treat FSD. If you’re feeling shy or hesitant due to libido pain, it's better to talk to your partner and find the solutions instead of indulging in disagreements.

Sources

https://www.getroman.com/health-guide/viagra-for-women

https://www.simpleonlinepharmacy.co.uk/blog/can-women-take-viagra

https://www.zavamed.com/uk/female-viagra.html

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/female-sexual-dysfunction/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20372556