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The Scientific Secret for Arousing Sexual Desire in Any Woman
Jed Diamond, Ph.D. has been a health-care professional for the last 45 years. He is the author of 9 books, including Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places, Male Menopause, The Irritable Male Syndrome, and Mr. Mean: Saving Your Relationship from the Irritable Male Syndrome . He offers counseling to men, women, and couples in his office in California or by phone with people throughout the U.S. and around the world. To receive a Free E-book on Men’s Health and a free subscription to Jed’s e-newsletter go to www.MenAlive.com. If you enjoy my articles, please subscribe. I write to everyone who joins my Scribd team. Ever since scientists at Pfizer labs first stumbled onto Viagra as a sure-fire way to get a man ready for sex, everyone in the world has been looking for a magic pill that will arouse women. Well, the search is over. The results are in. They’ve been published in the prestigious Journal of Sexual Medicine. And you won’t believe what they’ve found. Faking it" has long been associated with bad sex for some women, but a new study provides a pleasant twist on that phrase. According to a paper released today in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the placebo effect may increase sex drive for women suffering from sexual dysfunction. "It may be that their behavior changed as part of getting treatment, even if the treatment itself was an inert tablet," said Andrea Bradford, lead study author. It was a small study: 200 women who had been diagnosed with female sexual arousal disorder - difficulty becoming aroused or maintaining sexual activity participated in a study to find out whether a popular male erectile dysfunction drug - Cialis - could also treat female sexual dysfunction. The women agreed to engage in sex acts over the course of 12 weeks and keep a diary. Fifty women were chosen at random to receive a placebo rather than the investigational drug. Prior to each sexual encounter the women took the placebo (a sugar pill) and after the encounter filled out a questionnaire about whether sex was satisfying or whether they had experienced an orgasm. To qualify for the study, women had to be premenopausal (between 35-55 years of age) and have no medical conditions that could explain their diminished sexual desire (for example, pelvic surgery or a radical hysterectomy). By the end of the study, researchers discovered that while Cialis did not markedly improve sexual dysfunction in women, one out of three women had

their previously low level of desire restored to one considered to be normal with placebo. "It's not that these women simply believed, 'a sugar pill will help me,'" said Bradford, a post-doctoral fellow at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. "Other elements were probably therapeutic, regardless of the tablet." Those other elements may be largely psychological, said Bradford - a function of the women simply focusing more attention on their sex lives. The study raises more questions than it answers, but the idea of a sham medical intervention addressing female sexual dysfunction speaks to the complexities of female sexuality. It may mean that addressing sexual dysfunction among women will never be as simple as prescribing a "little pink pill" (much like the "little blue pill" marketed to men with erectile dysfunction). "Maybe we're calling something a disease that is not a disease in the same way as diabetes is," said Bradford. "There may be physical causes for lower sexual desire, but one thing that is clear is there's not one cause." One implied message in the study: A psychological investment in improving their sex life could obviate the need for a drug for some women. "It would be great if we had a drug but it may not be your only hope and there may be some real simple steps you can take toward improving your sex life that don't need to involve medication," said Bradford. The new research study backs up what women have been sharing with other women throughout the ages: “When it concerns sex, use your head! The mind is your most erotic organ.” The study asserts that 35% of women given a placebo pill as opposed to Cialis improved across the board from desire and arousal to orgasm. Dr. Andrea Bradford one of the study's authors explains the reasoning behind the surprising results that thinking about sex, scheduling and doing it will improve satisfaction. In other words, success breeds success. Female sexuality is complex. Basically women do not get anatomically dysfunctional the way a man does and so a pill can help him physiologically, but not be effective for her unless she believes it will make her sexy. For women stress is the libido killer. With a woman’s to-do list growing while the number of hours in a day remain the same, her stress levels are surging. When a woman is depleted, unhappy, overwhelmed and angry, sex isn’t going to happen. It’s as though there is a self-fulfilling prophecy, “I’m not in the mood and it won’t be any good.” However, in this study there was a “magic pill” releasing a more positive, confident mindset. The body responds to imagined realities the way it does to realities.

Here is what you can do to create your own placebo effect, says author Debbie Mandel * Don’t censor your erotic imagination- give your mind permission to travel. Fuel it by reading a juicy novel, watching a romantic, sensual movie or talking to your girlfriends to stimulate your sensuality. * Clothes make the woman – wear something which makes you feel sexy. * Create a new energy in the bedroom with fresh flowers, a fragrance or a light bulb of a different color. * Don’t make lovemaking goal oriented – another accomplishment on the to-do list. * Try belly dancing to shake down your inhibitions and liberate your inner girl. It has worked for women for over 5,000 years. Get a video, tie a sash around your waist and follow along. * Put some dark chocolate on the bed, the way hotel housekeeping does for nightly turn down service. Dark chocolate improves mood. Eat it slowly to savor the sensory pleasure and give your body a sensual cue. * Have a romance with life to activate your 5 senses. Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2010/09/17/not-faking-it-why-a-placebo-canimprove-sex-life/#ixzz10Mv2BvHU