I have a friend, Anne, who recently shared her surefire method for “getting it on.” Anne says it’s pretty straightforward, but she’s a scientist and thinks toying with ideas in human genetics makes for a relaxing hobby.
Here’s what you need:
1. One camping site, preferably near a river, with comfy tent all ready to go.
2. Fixings for at least six “White Russians” (equal parts Vodka, Kahlua, and cream). “And don’t skimp on the cream!” says Anne. “This is not the time to be worried about the diet.”
4. Agreement that breakfast is all-liquid (and we’re not talking coffee).
5. An unsuspecting male. “Go ahead,” says Anne, “Give him a heart attack he’ll never forget.”
The elaborate set up has never failed her, she says. It certainly has never failed to shock her husband. Months later, Anne reports, he’s still blushing about some of the things that came out of her mouth after a few cocktails.
Outside of such “romantic interludes,” she’s really not all that interested in sex. Her cat strikes her as more compelling company.
Isn’t sex drive strange? It makes me wonder what lengths people go to to get in the mood, the kinds of desperate measures people conjure up to get a little bit of satisfaction.
Turns out I’m not alone. Guess what? Big companies are trying to crack the mystery of a woman’s sex drive. Yup, there’s money in them ther' vaginas.
According to a recent Bloomerberg article, (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a.rpSQtSGgIo&refer=us) Procter & Gamble, the world's largest consumer-products company, just licensed a testosterone patch to boost sex drive in women from a company called Noven. But, it could be a while before the patch hits the market since it isn’t yet approved in the U.S.
Another company, BioSante Pharmaceutical, also has a sex booster en route. It’s a testosterone gel, called LibGel, slated for study in more than 3,500 women.
Once they have a bona fide treatment, you know what comes next? Why creating the disease, of course. Men got hit with ED, or Erectile Dysfunction, when they discovered Viagra. What are they going to call diminished sex drive in women, Exhausted Vagina Disorder (EVD)? I can hardly wait.
In the meantime, there’s a lot to think about. Rig a camping trip or consider taking the hormone, testosterone? Tough call, especially when some women are still confused about the safety of taking estrogen, the so called female hormone.
In the interest of full disclosure, I take both estrogen and testosterone. And yes, on occasion the latter has definitely helped in the sex department. But the truth is you could pump me full of testosterone and it wouldn’t do a damn thing if I didn’t like the guy. And therein lay the difference between most men and most women that no amount of hormone could change. We’ve only got one brain: it’s the big one and it’s always thinking.
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Everyone knows you only talk about sex in secret. Everyone but me that is. I’m Pamela Tames and you can hear more about my take on sex and the older woman at http://seasonedsex.com/. Who’s doing it, how they’re doing it, and what keeps them doing it. Now, for those all thinking, ‘that’s got to be one short website,’ let me respectfully say, ‘oh, so wrong.’ Just see for yourself.
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