Spray your way to orgasm

A note of caution has been sounded for two drugs that claim to help female sexual dysfunction. Petra Boynton, the sex and relationship psychologist, denounces the media’s uncritical presentation of the ‘Intrinsia’ hormone patch and Acrux’s ‘orgasm in a spray’, saying:

“We’re being conned into thinking all our sexual problems are hormonally based and require medical treatment. We need to ask in whose interest is it for us to think that?”

And more worryingly:

“What these drug companies don’t tell women is if their sexual problems aren’t linked to testosterone deficiency, and they start taking testosterone, they could experience side effects including increased growth of facial hair, losing head hair, deepening voice, and acne.”

→ From Dr Petra Boynton’s Blog

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Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and the author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick". You can follow PsyBlog by email, by RSS feed, on Twitter and Google+.

Published: 13 February 2005

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