Replacing Viagra

Umm, so how does this work then?

The pill, which is being developed by the Medical Research Council’s Human Reproductive Sciences unit in Edinburgh, uses a hormone to release the chemical Type 2 gonadtropin, which drives the reproductive system.

It is expected to outperform Viagra because it will increase the brain’s desire for sex, wheras Viagra only boosts the body’s sexual capability.

OK, yes.

Lack of libido affects more than a third of women and one sixth of men.

Right, got it. It makes those who currently aren\’t all that interested, interested. Fine.

Professor Robert Miller, part of the research team, said the drug would replace Viagra.

Erm, no, that bit of it I don\’t get. Viagra works in people who have the desire but not the physical capability (diabetes, heart or vascular problems etc). So how does a drug that increases the desire help those who already have that but not the ability?

Someone\’s rather talking up their new product, aren\’t they?

4 thoughts on “Replacing Viagra”

  1. “wheras Viagra ONLY boosts the body’s sexual capability”

    It certainly is not clear; but I suppose the above implies the new product also does what viagra does, but also does other things as well.

  2. Can’t see there being much demand for this. Let’s say you aren’t much interested in rock music, and I have a pill that will make you crazy about rock music. Why would you want to pay me money for creating an interest you don’t currently have?

  3. “Can’t see there being much demand for this…why would you want to pay me money for creating an interest you don’t currently have?”

    How old are you?!

    Because it’s an interest that once existed and has been lost because of hormonal changes or whatever, and many men and women are unhappy about it, and would pay plenty to have their desire to listen to rock music back as well their ability to play air guitar.

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