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Pink Pill, Pink Shot, Pink Pellets, or Pink Therapies: More Ways to Improve Sexual Function in Women

Much research needs to be done on female sex performance, given that reasons for low sex drive in different women, we need to have more than one “pink pill” for women like guys have little blue pill.

Addyi was the first approved medicine to improve libido in women. Some women, once libido returns think their arousal is improved, but the medication works on brain centers of desires and shouldn’t really change your physical performance.

If your sex isn’t fun, you won’t have libido so we feel it’s important to address the subject of vaginal health. There are many new therapies for female sexual disorders and vaginal disorders which have been FDA Cleared, including MonaLisa Touch CO2 Laser, ThermiVa Radiofrequency treatment, or

The first medical therapy approved for pain with intercourse in menopausal women is Osphena. It is an intriguing medication as it has bone health benefits against osteopenia, and decreases risk of breast cancer.

Testosterone use for women can be important for strength, moods, fatigue, as well as for sex enhancement, has been tested in many forms, some of which are still in development stages and some look more promising than others, including, testosterone patches, gels, implants, and intranasal (male intranasal is approved), Tefina still in studies, and it can be used systemically or topically, depending on the condition you want to treat.

The newest libido medication to be approved is Vylessi. You cannot take it if you have high blood pressure, heart problems, kidney problems, liver problems.or are pregnant. It can be taken when you want it, it is an injection, and you can take it several times a month.

If you have problems with Vaginal improvement, vaginal healing remodeling, improving collagen and function can be done with FDA cleared treatments, including CO2 treatments, such as The MonaLisa Touch therapy, Erbium treatments, and RF treatments such as ThermiVa. Thes treatments can treat sexual pain, vulvovaginal disorders such as atrophy. MonaLisa Touch can treat sexual dysfunction it can be used as an isolated therapy or in conjunction with current management strategies for these conditions.

There is now Emsella Pelvic Floor strengthening treatment which has beneficial effects on urogynecologic symptoms as well, including incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic floor laxity, and burning. These therapies are a well tolerated, almost painless, procedure with few side effects. Indications are also for patients with the urogenital syndrome of menopause or from anti-estrogen therapies. There are also many uses for autologous platelet rich plasma on sexual function, including peri and intraclitoral and g-spot injection treatments which have been shown to enhance sexual function.

Come in to Women’s Health Practice for a consultation.


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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