Have you heard about the new "female Viagra"? Drug makers say their new drug helps stimulate the sexual desire of women. And apparently, it works. A recent study found that the drug does indeed help women overcome their sexual "dysfunction." However, the study found that something much less expensive worked just as well.
This might surprise you, but the less expensive treatment wasn't a nutrient or even a multi-nutrient formula. The best part about it is that it was, in fact, completely free.
In the study, researchers from the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at MedUni Vienna followed 30 women for eight months. They had half of the women take an oxytocin nasal spray immediately before intercourse. Oxytocin is the main ingredient in this new female Viagra. It has all sorts of fun names, including the hug hormone, cuddle chemical, moral molecule, and the bliss hormone. Your brain produces oxytocin, so it doubles as a hormone and a neurotransmitter. This is important, because, as you're about to see, many sexual problems for women are truly in their head — but not in the way you might think.
The researchers in this study appropriately referred to sex as "intercourse." What most people don't think about is that "intercourse" has two meanings. Obviously, there's the sexual meaning. The other meaning, though, is conversation. This isn't an accident, as this study clearly shows.
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You see, the group of women who received the oxytocin had the exact same improvement as those taking the placebo. Why?
Because sexuality is the highest and most intimate form of communication between two people. When the women participated in the study, something changed. They started thinking about sex more. And they started talking to their spouse more about sex. The project leader Michaela Bayerle-Eder, doctor of internal medicine and sexual medicine at MedUni Vienna, said: "Clearly the fact that the women thought more about their sexuality and spoke with their partners about sex during the course of the study in itself brought about measurable improvements."
One form of intercourse (conversation) led to significant improvements in the other form of intercourse regardless of whether the women were taking the oxytocin or not. Communication stimulates a women's brain to release oxytocin and improves her sexual desire.
So before you shell out all that money for a drug, try talking with your spouse more. Talk about life. But also talk about sex and the things you really enjoy about each other. As a general rule, always be honest, but don't criticize. Encourage and uplift. These will go much further than attacking the person. Focus on the positive and keep things fun and as light as possible. Stress is a major cause of women not enjoying sex.
Finally, if you're relaxed, communicating well, and still having struggles, there's a supplement that can work really well for women and men. It increases circulation throughout your body, including your sex organs. And sexual issues are often circulation issues. This supplement is CircO2. It's not going to cause instant gratification, though it can work very quickly. But if you take it daily, you should see significant improvements.
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Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20 years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors, including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.