Women with low libido could soon get a “little pill” of their own that aims to improve their sex life. Last week, an expert panel voted to recommend that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approve a drug called flibanserin, which is touted as boosting women’s desire for sex. If the FDA decides the drug is safe and effective, it could soon find its way into bedrooms across the United States.
Unlike Viagra, which causes more blood to flow to a man’s penis, flibanserin doesn’t just aim to improve a woman’s physical readiness for sex. Instead, the drug purportedly works by amping up the brain’s levels of dopamine and serotonin — two chemicals known to induce sex-related feelings, such as motivation, appetite and desire.
However, sexual desire is complicated, and some experts aren’t sure that a pill is really the cure for an ailing female mojo.
“I’m skeptical [about flibanserin] …