When women hop into bed, whether alone or with a partner, reaching the big O may be a fleeting phenomenon. Luckily, researchers are currently developing a solution to sexual impotency that may only require a few quick inhales. Tefina is a testosterone nasal spray, designed by Trimel Pharmaceuticals, that aims to heighten sexual arousal by dilating blood vessels “down there.”
Why It Matters
Having trouble orgasming is a medical condition called “female orgasmic disorder,” or FOD, and may affect up to (ready?) 41 percent of females around the globeFemale orgasmic disorder. Rellini, A.H., Clifton, J. Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine, 2011;31:35-56. Epub 2011 Oct 10.… Yikes. And this isn’t just a matter of physical pleasure: FOD can have a significant impact on women’s mental health, affecting relationship satisfaction, quality of life, and overall well-beingFemale orgasmic disorder. Rellini, A.H., Clifton, J. Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine, 2011;31:35-56. Epub 2011 Oct 10..
Dr. Susan Davis, the lead researcher behind the drug, said that Tefina has had a 60 percent success rate among trial users (although “success” may be tough to measure; perhaps it was just really damn good sex?). Health Canada has approved the second round of Tefina’s clinical trials, but it’ll be a few years before Tefina will officially hit shelves, if it even makes it that far. So until then, ladies — rest assured that it’s completely normal to have trouble climaxing, and know that it doesn’t hurt to keep trying.