Never thought nasal sprays could be sexy? Turns out the female equivalent of Viagra could come in nose spray form.

A nasal spray intended to boost female sexual arousal is about to undergo clinical trials in Australia and Canada, reported i09. (Australian researchers are trying to recruit about 100 women between the ages of 18 and 49 to get the trial off the ground.)

The drug, called Tefina, is a testosterone gel that is absorbed into the body through the nose. According to ONENews, the gel would absorb within a few minutes and impact a woman's libido within a few hours. The spray is meant to treat Female Orgasmic Disorder (FOD), defined by the American Psychological Association's diagnostic manual as: "Persistent or recurrent delay in, or absence of, orgasm following a normal excitement phase."

Viagra, the drug Pfizer introduced in 1998 to treat erectile dysfunction, generates nearly $2 billion a year in the United States, according to ONENews, so it's not unreasonable to predict that a female version would make a significant amount of money as well. And proponents of the female arousal nasal spray contend that FOD is an issue that many women struggle with -- a 2011 survey found that women have orgasms about half as often as men do -- and need (possibly pharmaceutical) help dealing with.

"Female sexual dysfunction is a real thing and we think up to 43 percent of women suffer some form of sexual dysfunction," Dr. Fiona Jane of Melbourne's Monash University told ONENews. "A lot of people have thought that drumming up the idea of a female 'Viagra' is just for pharmaceutical companies. In fact, there is a huge need for women to have their sexual dysfunction addressed."

However, many still remain skeptical about the idea of medicalizing how often women have orgasms -- and don't. “The current wave of medicalization has much more to do with economic issues [than in the past],” Lenore Tiefer, Ph.D., a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the NYU Langone Medical Center, told The Huffington Post in 2011. “There’s more of an industry involvement now.” And a 2009 documentary film "Orgasm Inc." makes the claim that pharmaceutical companies "might be trying to take advantage of women (and potentially endanger their health) in pursuit of billion dollar profits."

i09's George Dvorsky contends that it will be up to the consumers of products like Tefina -- a.k.a. women themselves -- to decide whether or not a drug is the right way to improve their sex lives:

Clearly, women need to be mindful of their reasons for taking a drug like Tefina while remaining wary of corporate intrusions in the bedroom. But some of the arguments against its development and use sound nothing short of paternalistic (whether they come from a man or a woman).

Ultimately, when it comes to a female viagra ... it’s about personal choice and a person’s right to have access to these technologies. Assuming they’re safe and effective, we can decide for ourselves how to best use them.

Would you consider using a "Female Viagra"? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Keeps Your Blood Flowing

    According to Dr. Jennifer Berman, co-founder of the Female Sexual Medicine Center at UCLA, orgasms increase your circulation, keeping the blood flowing to your genital area. This in turn keeps your tissue healthy!

  • It's A Form Of Cardio

    Although it can't be considered an alternative to daily exercise, having an orgasm is a cardiovascular activity. "Your heart rate increases, blood pressure increases [and your] respiratory rate increases," says Berman. And because it's akin to running in many physiological respects, your body also releases endorphins. Sounds like a pretty fun way to work your heart out.

  • Lifts Your Mood

    Feeling down in the dumps? An orgasm might be just what you need to pick yourself up. In addition to endorphins, dopamine and oxytocin are also released during orgasm. All three of these hormones have what Berman terms "mood-enhancing effects." In fact, dopamine is the same hormone that's released when individuals use drugs such as cocaine -- or eat something really delicious.

  • Helps You Sleep

    A little pleasure may go a long way towards a good night's rest. A recent survey of 1,800 women found that over 30 percent of them used sexual release as a natural sedative.

  • Keeps Your Brain Healthy

    Having an orgasm not only works out your heart, but also your head. Barry Komisaruk, Ph.D. <a href="http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/tips-moves/orgasm-news" target="_hplink">told <em>Cosmopolitan</em></a> that orgasms actually nourish the brain with oxygen. "Functional MRI images show that women's brains utilize much more oxygen during orgasm than usual," Komisaruk says.

  • It's A Natural Painkiller

    One thing that Victorian practitioners may have been onto is that orgasms can work to soothe certain aches and pains -- namely migraines and menstrual cramps. (So now you know what to do next time you have a headache if you don't feel like popping an Excedrin.) According to Berman, the contractions that make up an orgasm can actually work to evacuate blood clots during your period, providing some temporary relief.

  • It Relieves Stress

    Most of our lives are so hectic that it's hard to even imagine being relaxed. However, it turns out that <em>sexual</em> release can double as <em>stress</em> relief. Not only do the hormones help with this task, Berman says that being sexual also gives our minds a break: "When we're stressed out and overextending ourselves, [we're] not being in the moment. Being sexual requires us to focus on one thing only."

  • Gives You A Healthy Glow

    There actually might be something to the idea that we "glow" after sex. The hormone DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), which shows <a href="http://www.ivillage.com/secret-health-benefits-sex/4-a-283856" target="_hplink">increased levels during sexual excitement</a>, can actually make your skin healthier.

  • Aids Your Emotional Health

    Last but not least, when you know what it takes to make yourself orgasm, you may increase your emotional confidence and intelligence. "When you understand how your body works and ... [that it] is capable of pleasure on its own, regardless of your partner status, you make much better decisions in relationships," says Logan Levkoff, Ph.D., a sexologist and certified sexuality educator. "You don't look to someone else to legitimize that you're a sexual being."