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Sexual Desire

Sizing Up the Little Pink Pill

Dr. Sherry Ross | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sherry Ross

It's exciting for women who have struggled with hypoactive sexual disorder to be recognized and have a medication alternative. Not only is it a viable option for this disruptive sexual dysfunction, but the FDA is showing support in the challenges with female sexual health.

Why Women Need More than 'Female Viagra'

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

It is good news that the FDA is paying greater attention to female sexual health, and that eligible patients will have a new treatment option to try. However, this drug will help only a limited number of women for several reasons.

Women Want More Sex, Survey Says

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women

Over fifty percent of women would like to be having more sex.  That's one of the key findings from a survey run by fertility app Kindara, which&...

The FDA, Finances and Feminism: Why the Third Time Was the Charm for So-Called 'Female Viagra'

Elizabeth Yuko | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Yuko

Money can't buy happiness but evidently is instrumental in gaining FDA approval for controversial drugs with low efficacy and significant side effects...

FDA Approves Women's Sex Pill Addyi With Safety Restrictions

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a ...

4 Ways To Fire Up The Sexually Hungry Marriage

Pamela Madsen | Posted 08.12.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

It can go like this: You want sex and your partner doesn't. Or your partner wants sex and you don't. Or it seems like neither one of you wants sex and are more interested in watching Netflix. What's up with that?

'Female Viagra' -- Libido Liberation or Gender Hype?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Is this new drug flianserin really the "female Viagra," or is it just a drug that empowers women to talk about gender discrimination?

Women and 'Desire Hunger'

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.12.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

What is wrong about being hungry for more love, for more sex, for better lives for our children and families, for financial stability, for space to play? What is wrong with wanting to honor ourselves and feel honored by those around us?

Adjust These 3 'Sexpectations' for a Better Sex Life

Kristen Mark | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Mark

Below are three common areas where unrealistic expectations get in the way of a great sex life. Adjusting your expectations to be in line with these has the potential to impact your sex life and your overall relationship for the better.

Why Do I Have To Be The One To Change?

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 11.18.2014 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

If you aren't getting what you need or want from your loved one, instead of trying to convince him or her to change, why not change your approach to the situation? Why not be more pragmatic?

In Defense of 'Spreadsheet Guy'

Randall Frederick | Posted 09.24.2014 | Weddings
Randall Frederick

For the last few days, a copy of Spreadsheet Guy's chronicle of sexual rebuff has been circulating. What I see in this image is not a man who feels his wife "owes" him sexual favors, but a man making a desperate cry for help.

The Key to Making Any Relationship Work

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 07.29.2014 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

I recently did a TEDx talk in which I discussed the importance of mutual care-taking in relationships. I suggested that, at times, rather than foll...

This Is America's Best Kept Sex Secret

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 07.20.2014 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

Nagging simply isn't an aphrodisiac.

The Unspoken Truth About Sex-Starved Marriages

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 07.07.2014 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

Do (or did) you and your spouse have significantly different levels of desire for sex? If so, you are not alone. Did you know that 1 in 3 coup...

The Playboy Effect: Youth, Fitness and Sexual Desire

John McElhenney | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
John McElhenney

Back in the days before the Internet, Playboy Magazine was a head rush for the imaginations of curious little boys. Finding a Playboy Magazine somewhe...

How to Rekindle Your Desire

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

With Valentine's Day soon approaching comes the question, what is the fix to a languishing libido? In contrast to the myriad of over two dozen approved medical treatments for sexual dysfunction in men, not one medical treatment has been approved for use in women.

Stuck in a Sexual Slump? Here's an Experiment for You to Try

Kristen Mark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kristen Mark

Desire ebbs and flows, both throughout an individual's life and throughout the context of an individual relationship. So, I think it is useful to come up with strategies to minimize the impact this may have.

We Need a New Orientation to Sex

Cory Silverberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Cory Silverberg

In practice, sexual orientation poses only one question, and it is both dull and blunt: What is the gender of the people whom you are sexually attracted to and with whom you want to have intimate relationships? This is my problem.

WATCH: Can You Feel Love And Lust For The Same Person?

Esther Perel | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Esther Perel

2013-10-03-perelpull.jpgAt the heart of sustaining desire lies a challenge. It demands that we learn to reconcile our fundamental need for safety and security with our equally strong need for adventure and novelty.

Sexual Prime: Fact or Fiction?

Bella Ellwood-Clayton | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Bella Ellwood-Clayton

Although it appears that we may be more physically primed for sexual pleasures when young, there is great scope for a sexual renaissance. Sexual prime, then, is the result of "sexiness." And that, can peak at any age.

Desire Is Not Bad

Jeff Cannon | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

Desire is not the enemy to a happy and balanced life. It is not a roadblock to experiencing a higher self. In fact, desire can often be the driver for all that greater awareness and consciousness we so often seek.

Your 10 Biggest Worries About Sex -- And Why They're Not Worth The Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women

We stress over our jobs, our relationships, our finances and our friendships -- and unfortunately, even our bedrooms can become a breeding ground for ...

5 Myths About Women And Sex That People Still Believe

Kristen Mark | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Kristen Mark

Women's sexual desire (and men's, too) is far from simple -- it is more like a complicated puzzle, the pieces of which the pieces we are still trying to put together. Having pervasive sex-negative myths isn't helping anyone.

What Makes Sex Great For Years

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.18.2013 | Women

How do some long-term couples keep their sex lives from deteriorating? Though their motivation to meet each other's needs, a new paper suggests. ...

Hope Springs: A New Conversation About Desire

Linda E. Savage | Posted 11.12.2012 | Fifty
Linda E. Savage

This is the first movie since It's Complicated that portrays sexual relationships in folks past 40. It bravely tackles the complex issues of sexual desire and intimacy in "seniors," however we may define that term.