sexual desire


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A subjective awareness of desire for sexual satisfaction, irrespective of sexual activity

sexual desire

Horny, horniness Psychology A subjective awareness of desire for sexual satisfaction, irrespective of sexual activity. See Sexual function.
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In 2015, the Food and Drug Administration approved flibanserin (Addyi) as the first treatment for hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women.
These allowed claims under the patent Application Serial Number 14/704,223 cover methods of treating female sexual dysfunction and hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) with bremelanotide, an investigational product designed for on-demand treatment of HSDD in premenopausal women.
Hypoactive sexual desire disorder in postmenopausal women: US results from the women's international study of health and sexuality (WISHeS).
The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Female Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
The primary endpoint for sexual desire in the first two studies was a response on an electronic diary reporting the highest level of desire over the last 24 hours.
However, discrepancies in sexual desire are not a phenomenon unique to couples seeking therapy.
In three phase III 24-week North American studies, women treated with flibanserin had significant improvements in the number of satisfying sexual events (SSEs) per month and sexual desire from baseline.
The women who had low sexual desire reported feeling less connected with their relationship partners, and they also said it had a negative impact on body image and self-confidence.
The new study found that eye patterns concentrate on a stranger's face if the viewer sees that person as a potential partner in romantic love, but the viewer gazes more at the other person's body if he or she is feeling sexual desire.
He pointed to an idea prevalent in gender theory circles that this version of sexual desire in women "is socially and culturally constructed as a means of controlling female sexuality.