Four Contenders in the Quest for the 'Female Viagra'
Not in the mood? Maybe one of these new drugs will help
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2010 12:09 PM CST
Not in the mood? New drugs could help.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Good news for women with lagging libidos: The market for drugs and devices that stoke a woman’s desire is set to explode in the coming years. Vogue looks at some of the pills, shots, and jolts in development:

  • Orgasmatron: The decidedly unsexy combination of electrodes in your lower spine and a battery in your hip may be fully implantable in a few years (right now, paralysis, infection, and incontinence could occur if things go haywire)—for $12,000.

  • LibiGel: A testosterone gel rubbed into your upper arm daily. One woman in the clinical trial says she is now “definitely more open” to sex.
  • Bremelanotide: A hypodermic injection promising hours of arousal, dreamed up after the nasal spray version failed.
  • Flibanserin: Developed as an antidepressant, the pill succeeded only in making people feel sexy. But, like everything on this list, experts are concerned about the risks and lack of long-term information.