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Revving Up Women's Sex Drive

Will there ever be a 'Viagra' for women?

Looking Within continued...

Taking part in enjoyable activities such as walking with a partner, listening to music, having a glass of wine, taking a bath, or reading a romance novel can also help put women in the mood for sex. These activities can help women shift into their "sex self" from their role as mother, wife, employer, or employee, says Ellison.

It would also help women to be more pleasure-oriented rather than goal-oriented with sex. "Right now we have women fitting into a male linear model of sexual response: desire, arousal, and orgasm. But women don't work that way," says Whipple. "Sometimes holding someone's hand and being held and kissed is all [women] want, and it feels good. So enjoy that. Enjoy what you enjoy."

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