By: Mary Fran Bontempo
Of course it’s pink.
I mean, what other color would they make a pill that’s design to boost a woman’s libido?
Sprout Pharmaceuticals has finally won FDA approval for Flibanserin, their answer for women to the over 25 drugs available to men to boost sexual desire and function.
Twenty-five drugs to address men’s libido and performance issues, and not one for women. Hmmm…I wonder why that is?
I’ll tell you why–because women don’t want a drug to fix our libidos. We are perfectly fine with our libidos the way they are–or aren’t.
When is the last time you even thought about your libido? Wait, let me rephrase that. Have you ever thought about your libido? Don’t get me wrong; I have three kids, so clearly it’s in my repertoire. But that’s also the reason I don’t have time to think about my libido.
According to ABC news, “a woman’s most significant sexual organ is actually her brain,” whereas a man’s is, shall we say, more directly related to the business at hand. (And yes, I could have phrased that better, but why?)
The brain. Do you remember what happened to your brain after you had children? Me neither, which is exactly the point.
Yet, I’m all for the medical world addressing a woman’s need and right to feel pleasure. I just think they’ve got it wrong.
If the pharmaceutical companies want to create a pill that’s going to appeal to women, let me make a suggestion: Come up with something that makes us feel like we’re at least one glass of wine in, with a dark chocolate chaser, that also allows us to be marginally coherent, and able to “operate heavy machinery,” a.k.a. drive a car unimpaired.
Or create a drug that gives us the high we get from scoring a really awesome pair of shoes on sale for which we also have a twenty percent off coupon that actually works on the merchandise we want to buy. (Are you listening, Macy’s?)
If a drug company could come up with a pill like that, every woman on the planet would line up to buy it. Throw in an ingredient that really, truly eliminates “fine lines and wrinkles,” or better yet, the crevice between my eyebrows, and we’ll mortgage our houses for it.
Let the guys have their 25 different remedies. We just need one. Oh, and don’t worry about the color. Pink, green, blue, yellow–if it does all of the above, it doesn’t matter what color it is: We’re in.
And who knows? By that point, we’ll probably feel so good that our libidos will turn on all by themselves.
Would you take the “little pink pill?” Let us know what you think!