Ladies, let's talk about sex--because talking about it might do something all the failed sex meds in the world cannot: Make it better.
In fact, researchers say they may have actually found the secret hidden in the results of one of those drug failures, and it's not about what drug you take... but how hard you try.
First, a little history: After the runaway success of Viagra, the drug companies began testing erectile dysfunction meds on women to see if they'd have a similar effect.
They didn't, of course, or we'd be watching some very different commercials right now.
But recently, researchers noticed something very unusual when they went back and reviewed old data from a failed trial of Cialis in women: They found that a surprisingly large percentage of participants in the control group began having remarkably good sex.
The participants in this group, 50 premenopausal women between the ages of 35 and 55, were given a placebo, but neither they nor their doctors knew it. They were also asked to have sex at least three times a month, and keep a journal about their efforts and the results.
And 35 percent of them reported significant improvement in their sex lives during the 12-week study period.
Those improvements stretched across every aspect of their sex lives--these women reported stronger desire, easier arousal, better lubrication and more orgasms... not to mention orgasms that were easier to attain.
The researchers believe the placebo alone wasn't responsible for the sexual improvements, but the whole package: Talking about the problem with a doctor, making a concerted effort to have sex, keeping a journal about it and taking a pill that they believed would help.
These are simple activities that anyone can try--just make sure that the doctor you talk to is an experienced naturopath, and not someone who might try to rope you into a dangerous off-label med or worse.
After all, Big Pharma hasn't created a successful female sex med yet... but that won't stop them from trying.
Their most recent attempt, flibanserin, was just rejected by the FDA. As I told you over the summer, the drug is really just a failed antidepressant that only boosted the number of sexual encounters by .8 per month over a placebo.
And it came with some frightening side effects to boot-- including nausea, diarrhea, urinary infections, fatigue and headaches.
So speak to a doctor, buy a good diary and pop those sugar pills instead.
If it works for you, then keep at it--it's one of the only times I'll recommend sugar with a good conscience.