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Dr. Pat Consults: Is the ‘Female Viagra’ for Me?

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Important work by Rosemary Basson, M.D., introduced the concept of a “circular” response cycle in women, as opposed to the more “linear” one that describes male sexuality, in which desire leads to arousal as a prelude to sex. Many women report “multiple reasons for initiating or agreeing to sex,” and desire may not be experienced until after arousal.
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Emotional Health · Health

Confirmed: Women Over 50 Want More Sex

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen

In spite of “recent reports that have highlighted the high prevalence of hypoactive desire disorder in females”—in other words, women who aren’t interested in sex—more women in the Women's Health Initiative "were dissatisfied with their sexual activity because they preferred more rather than less sexual activity.”

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