SKEWEDNews: Exclusive Interview with Inventor of Addyi, The Female Viagra

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Our Frank Visa scored an interview with the inventor of Addyi, the “female Viagra.” He was told specifically it was not the female Viagra, but that’s okay. SkewedNews.

aNewDomain/SKEWEDNews — Last week the Food and Drug Administration approved the controversial drug, Addyi, also known as Filbanserin. Though it’s been coined “Female Viagra,” it works in a far different way than the drug for men. Addyi is said to increase the libido of pre-menopausal women.

addiya woman libidoThe clinical term for low libido is female hypoactive sexual desire disorder. It was previously called Disgusting Husband Syndrome, but has since been changed.

More than 50 million women experience some type of sexual dysfunction. Though Addyi is said not to be a cure-all, it is seen to help some women who want to have a stronger libido.

In an exclusive interview, SKEWEDNews got ahold of Dr. Evelyn Murphy, the lead scientist on the Addyi project. Read below.

SKEWEDNews: Dr. Murphy, thank you for joining me. Who is this pill for?

Dr. Murphy: It’s for women who have lost the desire to have sex but still want to have sex.

SKEWEDNews: Wait, isn’t the want to have sex the desire to have sex? If they want to have sex, why don’t they just have sex?

addiya pillsDr. Murphy: It’s not that simple.

SKEWEDNews: As I understand it, you are not supposed to use alcohol when you take this pill.

Dr. Murphy: That’s right. None at all.

SKEWEDNews: But I’ve used alcohol to get plenty of women in bed. Wouldn’t combining the pill and a bottle of wine help everyone involved?

Dr. Murphy: Combining Addyi and alcohol could cause a sudden decrease in blood pressure and cause fainting.

SKEWEDNews: So if she faints, you really can’t touch her right?

Dr. Murphy: Are you asking me that?

SKEWEDNews: No, no, I’m just implying that this combination would work really well for Bill Cosby.

Dr. Murphy: I hadn’t thought about that.

SKEWEDNews: This pill works differently than Viagra, right?

Dr. Murphy: Right. Viagra increases blood flow in a male, and thus increases the ability and duration of an erection. Addyi affects a woman’s brain. Men are different of course, but you have to remember that the main sexual organ — for both women and men — is between the ears.

SKEWEDNews: You mean the mouth?

Dr. Murphy: No, the brain. I’m sorry, what publication are you from?

SKEWEDNews: Dr. Evelyn Murphy, thank you for taking the time to talk with me. Panties off to your success!

For SKEWEDNews and aNewDomain, I’m Frank Visa.

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