On 10.10.2010, Did Middle Eastern Women Jump on the Pink Viagra Bandwagon?

Will pink viagra gain a following among in this part of the world and change woman’s dress codes?

Yesterday was the secular date of 10.10.2010, and many women are using the once in lifetime calendar event as an expression of love and personal sexuality. Taking this in mind, is there really such thing as a “Pink Viagra”; and will women, especially Middle Eastern women, be partial to using a preparation that is alleged to restore their sexual libidos and enable them to once again enjoy having sex?  Though not intended to single out women living in this part of the world, an article in the Washington Post says that America’s Food and Drug Administration, the country’s food and pharmaceutical watchdog, is considering giving its approval to a drug called “flibanserin” which is mooted as being able to fiddle with a woman’s sexual brain waves and increase or in some cases restore her sexual libido or desire to “roll in the hay” with either her spouse or lover.

Developed by the German pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim, the preparation, being deemed as “Pink Viagra” is being promoted as a drug that will “turn on a woman’s sexual light switch” once again and enable her to rekindle what may now be a lost need in women living in Europe and North America.

The drug itself is not one that affects a woman’s hormones, but is more like an antidepressant, and is primarily intended for pre-menopausal women who appear to be suffering from a condition known as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder or HSDD and have simply lost their desire to have sex.

This may be fine for Western women, but what about those living in sexual restrictive parts of the world, especially in Middle Eastern countries; where women are more restricted in their sexual mores. Writers for this website have written about a number of “eco-sex” related topics such as “Eco-Sexy Summer Solstice Lip Balm” , “The Ins and Outs of Eco Friendly Vaginal Lubrication” ; and even one dealing with the “orgasmic aspects of giving birth in an eco-sexy way.”

While some of these topics are said to be advisable to all kinds of women, are they also compatible to those who adhere to Islamic Sharia laws and Halal dietary codes, would a drug like “pink Viagra” help restricted Muslim women – or even be allowed in countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia, or even in ones like Bahrain or Abu Dhabi? In these countries, women are usually confined to their homes, and are often not allowed to be seen in public unless covered from in a burqa or niqab traditional dress.

Women do indeed have a tough go at it in most developing countries with the Middle East being strongly included as being one of the worst regions in regards to woman’s rights. With this in mind, it’s no wonder that many Middle Eastern women might lose their sexual libidos much earlier than Western women.

There is some small rays of hope which  Middle Eastern women might benefit from  libido enhancers. Certain websites offering Halal certified sexual devices and lubricants may help many Muslim women, provided they are allowed access to them.  Perhaps this could also include a Halal certified version of “Pink Viagara”. Why not?

Read more on various sexual issues in the Middle East:

Male Sexual Stimulants: Eco-Sexy Libido Enhancers or Dodgy Gimmicks?

Are You an Eco-Sexual?

Islamic Websites Offer Halal Sex Aids

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Update: German developer has pulled the plug on developing Pink Viagra.

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5 thoughts on “On 10.10.2010, Did Middle Eastern Women Jump on the Pink Viagra Bandwagon?”

  1. Maurice says:

    Thanks for advising, Lenore. I guess you gals will have to wait for something that is FDA certified. Maybe there is an alternative. How about meditation ?

  2. Boehringer-Ingelheim has discontinued development of this drug and it is no longer available. They were unable to comply with the safety and efficacy requirements of the US Food and Drug Administration. This column is out of date.

  3. Maurice says:

    Well, I guess pink viagra isn’t going to be a hit in the ME, judging from the responses so far.

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