Posted by liz on April 11, 2000, at 8:30:48
In reply to Re: clarification, please read everyone(esp. Cam), posted by CarolAnn on April 8, 2000, at 13:59:22
CarolAnn, hi! This morning, CNN had a story about the hearings on the approval of Uprima. They explained, as you mentioned, that the drug works similarly to Viagra, but quicker due to method of absorbtion. It sends a "message" to the hypothalmus which in turn releases dopamine which travels directly to the genital area to increase blood flow which aids erection in males. (They also reitterated it has no effect on libido, but that there were mood enhancers that would help with that; no mention of what those are!). Anyway, their description of the drug action sure made me think that increased blood flow to the genitals has got to help women too. After all, the female clitoris becomes erect when stimulated as the whole area is suffused with blood, somewhat similar to the male reaction. If this is accurate, then I cannot see why it would not aid in or enhance orgasm in females. Perhaps we can all volunteer to be in the test group?!
Doh! (picture my hand slapping my forehead!)! Wrote the wrong name in original post.
> The drug is called "Uprima", made by TAP Pharmaceuticals. It is not swallowed, but placed "under the tongue, simulating the brain chemical dopamine, which starts the signal for an erection"(news quote). It's supposed to work faster then Viagra.
> I know these things don't actually work on libido, but it would sure increase my interest in having sex, if I had a pill that, at least, increased the odds of having an orgasm! And since I've read (on this board even) that Viagra does effect quality of orgasm, I have to stand by my initial rant that more research should be done on the female side of these things. This was the point of the initial post, any input ladies? or guys? CarolAnn