In 1988 sex lives for men received a major boost with the arrival of Pfizer's Viagra. But what about women? Surely there should have been a female Viagra, I mean don't women need some kind of marital aid?
It has been found that 43% of women suffer with female sexual dysfunction - this compares with 31 percent of the male population suffering male sexual dysfunction. The call for a female Viagra is huge - and even more so than men!
Is there a Female Viagra?
Pfizer's 'Viagra' for men is made to increase blood flow to the genitals. This is the pharmaceutical product Viagra that we all know and it works well for male impotence - or erectile dysfunction. But how about for women? Well fascinatingly, in tests Viagra-like drugs have also seemed to help about 20 percent of women with female sexual dysfunction - that's to say, in the case where the woman concerned is having difficulties with lubrication (blood flow to the female genitals increases lubrication). Mmmmmm, interesting huh?
At present there are no pharmaceutical female Viagra drugs on the market. However, that will most likely change over the next few years as many drug companies race to develop female Viagra for what they know will be a massive and lucrative market. At the moment, they are focused on developing a drug that increases blood flow to the female genitals, resulting in vaginal lubrication and relaxing vaginal muscles.
There are however, alternatives:
There are two main female Viagra preparations available. The first of which are the libido-booster supplements. Libido-booster supplements enhance the circulatory system, balance hormones, improve the reproductive system and to create a feeling of wellbeing. The majority of women report positive effects after only about a week or two of taking libido-booster supplements.
The other herbal female Viagra option is female Viagra cream. Female Viagra Cream is basically a female arousal cream - when applied improves blood flow and dilation of the blood vessels around the clitoris, thus greatly heightening sensitivity and arousal. The reaction time is usually quite quick and the effect further enhanced with stimulation.
Herbal female Viagra is becoming a booming segment of the natural supplement market that's more popular than ever. Unlike prescription medications, these natural supplements have no side effects and can be obtained without a prescription. Due to their claimed safety and efficacy, natural supplements are the number one choice today among women seeking to improve their libido and sexual pleasure.
'Herbal' Female Viagra
Using herbs and nutrients to increase women's sex drives and pleasure is nothing new. For many years, folk medicine and naturopathic healing have used many ingredients to address women's declining sexuality due to fatigue, stress, dietary deficiency, aging, hormonal changes or emotional upset.
The following natural herbs are examples of some of the ingredients used in female Viagra preparations. They all possess a sexual libido characteristic which when used in combination create a wholesome & holistic answer to female sexual dysfunction.
Damiana Leaf - Folium Turneraceae. Herb from the subtropics that counteracts constant loss of sexual power. Damiana has a reputation as a powerful woman's herb with its progesteronic action and powerful aphrodisiac properties. It acts as a tonic to the central nervous system, urinary, reproductive, digestive, and respiratory systems. Damiana is also useful in the treatment of vaginal dryness.
Suma Root - Radix Pfaffiae Paniculatae. Suma root contains an astounding 152 identified compounds containing the nutritive value of 19 amino acids and many minerals and vitamins. Suma is an exceptional natural neuroendocrine restorative, metabolic regulator, antioxidant and immune enhancer. Suma restores the endocrine and immune systems, and also increases estrogens and androgens.
Wild Yam - Rhizoma Dioscorea Villosae. Wild Yam is also called Mexican Wild Yam or Colic Root. It helps balance human hormone production, enhances a woman's sexual energy. Wild Yam also contains diosgenin, a steroid-like substance that when used in small doses in its natural form, increases fertility.
Ginkgo Biloba. Increases moisture retention in the upper layers of the skin, and soothes irritation. Improves circulation and vasodilation. Ginkgo is also an antioxidant helpful against free radicals, substances that damage cellular health and speed up aging from both internal and environmental toxins. The gingko leaf is one of the best herbs available for encouraging blood flow and oxygenation throughout the entire body.