I hear the womenfolk scored a major victory this week, with the approval of a drug that will boost their sex drive, much the same way Viagra works for men.
Unlike Viagra, which is known to trigger certain side-effects, like pumping too much blood in the system and risking a heart-attack – what a way to die, some chuckle – the female drug, Addyi, is alleged to cause low blood pressure and dizziness, among other ailments.
Which is surprising since, in my layman’s view of things, sex should make your head lighter, not heavier, and excitement should trigger faster movement of blood, not slowing things down.
Perhaps the drug is supposed to work side-by-side with Viagra, that is, any woman on Addyi should deal with a man on Viagra.
It wouldn’t be surprising to hear scientists have configured something like that, given their commitment to altering the natural order of things.
- 1 Women are now injecting their private parts with own blood to increase libido
- 2 Female viagra gets approval but with strong health warning
- 3 Research: How women can help men satisfy their bedroom needs
- 4 'Female Viagra' gets green light from US expert panel
Or it could be that I am just suspicious, like most humans, of things that I cannot see.
I hear the drug costs around $400 (Sh40,000) for the tablets that last a month, so women would have to choose whether to feed their families first, or feed their other needs, which could be more pressing.