Placebo Pills Help Women Have Good Sex
Written by Jane Tucker| Tuesday, 21 September 2010| There is 1 comment
It's all in the mind! That seems to be the conclusion of a research project which looked into the possibility of whether a male erectile dysfunction medication could also help women who suffered from low levels of sexual desire. The research project which made use of the impotence medication Cialis and also identical placebo tablets looked at over 200 women between the ages of 35 to 55 all of whom suffered from sexual arousal disorder.
The researchers said that the results showed that when women were given a placebo tablets significantly better sexual events were reported. For example over a third of the women said that the symptoms of female sexual dysfunction which they had previously suffered from had disappeared and that they were having more satisfying and more frequent sexual encounters. The researchers looked at six different aspects of female sexual function notably desire, arousal, orgasm, lubrication, satisfaction and pain.
The women who were also given the opportunity to talk to experts about their sexual problems were monitored for a twelve week period. The results which were published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine will confirm what many sexual health experts believe which is that women like men respond well if they believe that the placebo tablets are real sexual medications. This is one of the reasons why the business of useless aphrodisiacs and other sex medications have some degree of success despite having no proven physiological function.
One of the study authors Andrea Bradford, a psychologist from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas said the research project may have created "opportunities for rewarding sexual encounters" which in itself may have improved the sexual function of the volunteers. Professor Cindy Meston from the department of psychology at the University of Texas also pointed out that the fact that the women were getting help, meant that they were probably communicating more with their partners and this in turn probably made them feel closer.
Despite billions of dollars being invested by drug companies to come up with a pink Viagra, it seems that no easy solution is in sight and they are now realizing how different men and women are when it comes to sexual arousal!