Post Date: March 15, 2016

After several years of controversy, the female libido pill, Addyi, is finally available to the public via a prescription. Known as flibanserin, Addyi works by suppressing symptoms of hypoactive sexual desire disorder, a disorder that that is defined by consistent loss of a sex drive that is independent to stressors. Individuals who suffer from this still actively enjoy sex when they have it, but may not enjoy the courting or initiating process. Addyi addresses the underlying causes of this sexual disorder. The dysfunction typically happens to women who are in a long-term, stable relationship.

Experience and Review of Addyi

Vogue writer, Amy Gamerman, gave an honest and candid overview with her experience of Addyi. After feeling particularly queasy for the first couple of days, Gamerman did not exrience a change in her sexual desires for about a week after. However, she is marked with more thoughts of having sex. Although Addyi’s action in the body is not well conceptualized, it antidepressant qualities may be helping women get over the hump of dry sex spells, even when sex is readily available from a partner.

The second week with Addyi, and Gamerman still feel the rumblings of sexual desire. Everyday experiences are anointed with sexual fantasies. After a weekend date with her husband, she has experienced more sexual desire towards her husband. Gamerman then feels a strong sexual desire the morning after. Not only does her desire for sex increases, but the experience improves as well. Instead of rejecting her husband in a school night, Gamerman finds herself more willing. Addyi has allowed her to stay in tuned with her husband and the experience.

Four weeks after taking Addyi, Gamerman feels like her experience with Addyi has been relatively positive. Even though the benefits of Addyi are mild, it gives her a subtle push to seek, enjoy, and experience better sex.