Are there sex pills for women?
Women can also get sex-related problems, these include:
- Low sex drive
- Feeling pain during sex
- Having problems getting an orgasm
There’s currently no medication available in the UK specifically for treating sexual problems in women. But there are some medications that are available in other countries, that may work, but there’s still not enough proof available for them to be approved in the UK.
This medication is available in the US for low sex drive in women who haven’t yet gone through menopause. It’s been licensed since 2015, but it can’t be used for all causes of low sex drive. For example it can’t be used if the cause is a different medical condition or problems with your relationship. The evidence for Flibanserin is mixed, so it’s difficult to know if this can actually help improve the sex drive.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
These medications are often prescribed for depression or anxiety, but can also be used for premature ejaculation in men. These medications may help if your sex-related problems are being caused by a mental health problems such as depression or anxiety. SSRIs can also cause low sex drive as a side effect as well as reducing your ability to orgasm.
This is a herbal product marketed at improving sex-related problems in women who’ve been through the menopause. Like with male enhancement products, using herbal products like Prelox isn’t a good idea and there is limited information about their safety and whether they work.
Sex therapy or counselling
Stress and anxiety can have a big impact on your sex life. Talking to a sex therapist or counsellor could help you explore your problems and develop coping mechanisms to deal with some of the roots causes of your stress.
In all people lots of factors can affect your sex life. Physical causes should be ruled out and if there is any indication of mental health problems these should be explored and discussed with your GP. Relationship concerns can also cause sex related problems and should be discussed with your partner or organisations such as relate.Talking to a doctor or therapist could help diagnose a cause for your problems as well as identifying what steps to take to start improving them.