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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.”

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Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.

He has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks:

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