For decades now, erectile dysfunction medication like Viagra and Cialis have helped men across the globe have normal sex lives. Unfortunately, however, women have been left wanting. Men and women have very different sexual problems, and of course, require very different treatments. When a man has problems with sex, it usually boils down to one of two things; 1. erectile dysfunction, or 2: premature ejaculation. They’re both concerned with the man’s physical ability to do what he would like to do. Women, however, generally don’t have any problems when it comes to physical ability to have intercourse. Women tend to have problems concerning their mentality.

One huge problem faced by women who are pre-menopausal, or taking certain medications, is a complete lack of sex drive. These women want to have normal sexual intercourse with their partners, they want to feel that burning desire from their youth, but it’s just not there. This can lead to extreme frustration for the woman and her partner, and further complicate the relationship between them.

Female Viagra Mistakes

However, female Viagra (typically marketed under the name “Addyi”) has shown great success in bringing desire back to women who want it, in increasing their libido and making intercourse more enjoyable for both parties involved.

The first female Viagra in Australia was approved for clinical use around 2015, and it took a lot of lobbying to get it off the ground. Sexual dysfunction medication for men usually treats a physical problem. For example, by relaxing the blood vessels in the penis, more blood can flow to the organ, engorging it, and making erections easier to obtain. But the largely mental problem of decreased sexual desire requires medication to alter brain chemistry – so many politicians and government agencies were opposed to it.

Female Viagra, generically called flibanserin, is essentially a form of antidepressant.

It doesn’t work as well as many other antidepressants on the market, but purely by chance, it works on a part of the brain that controls sexual desire in women. Now, as with most pharmaceuticals, there can be side-effects. The side-effects of female Viagra include dizziness, sleepiness, and low blood pressure. New scientific studies are even showing that post-menopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder can buy female Viagra with a great deal of success too.

Unfortunately, because its a relatively new drug there are no official generics on the market yet.

Branded Addyi can set you back around 0 a month in Australia. However, with the help of Indian pharmaceutical companies skirting patent law, and reputable online pharmacies, you can find versions of female Viagra for as little as a month delivered to your door.

Female Viagra is meant to be taken once per day, so it’s not the same kind of “take-as-needed” drug as Cialis and Viagra are.

But that means the effects will feel far more natural, and become a part of your constant feeling. A return to normal levels of sexual desire, not simply a little boost now and again.

So if you’re a woman suffering from low sexual desire and you’d like to get help, speak to your GP about getting a prescription, or find a reputable Australian online pharmacy offering generics. It may just be the thing you need.

Jayden Burke

Psychiatrist at Sydney Day Hospital
Dr. Jayden Burke is one of a few medicinal experts, where he deals with a functioning practice in SDH's Essential Consideration Center and co-directs the Multidisciplinary Depression Treatment Group at SDH. He earned his therapeutic degree from the College of Missouri Institute of Medication in Columbia, Missouri, where he additionally finished his residency in family prescription. He earned his four year college education from Truman State College in Kirkistown, Kansas.
Jayden Burke