Statistics show that 1 in 10 women over the age of 18 (which includes all of us college ladies) experience a decrease in libido.
Yeah, you read that right: a decrease.
Now, like you, I’m thinking that there must be some depressed, unemployed grads dragging down our reputation because most of us are ready to hop on it the minute we see some chiseled abs and bulging biceps. But that’s beside the point. The real story here is that in reaction to this statistic a new “desire drug” is being created to reawaken the sexual desire in women.
Researchers are arguing that a lack of sexual desire may not be caused by the fact that women aren’t attracted to their prospective partners (because men are never to blame for these sorts of things), but that it is a chemical problem in the brain. The drug, then, will work by lowering inhibition through triggering the release of Dopamine, which, among other things, helps stimulate desire.
Obviously, men are behind this little research project.
And even more obviously, it’s a disaster waiting to happen.
Is it just me or does this sound like some sort of new and improved date rape drug, without the whole “blacking out” component? This drug will alter chemicals in the brain and thus alter a woman’s actions. Leave that power in the wrong person’s hands and it could be incredibly dangerous.Soon Trekkies across the country will be slipping this thing into our drinks and – BAM – against our will (well, our will when we weren’t wearing desire-drug-goggles), we’ll be jumping their hairy, pudgy little bones like they’re a bunch of McDreamy look-a-likes.
And is this drug really even necessary? Is it possible that maybe the problem isn’t in our brains? Perhaps we just aren’t turned on by back hair and a beer gut. And maybe sometimes we just aren’t in the mood. That’s allowed, isn’t it?
Maybe instead of coming up some miracle pill to get women in the sack (Editor’s Note: Isn’t that what Jager is for??) men should head to the gym to make themselves more attractive. Oh and some romance wouldn’t hurt either. A nice dinner and an 8-pack is really all we need to get our Dopamine flowing.