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Not women, but more men are waiting for ‘Female Viagra’ in India

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Coimbatore: It is just 15 days past when FDA approved ‘female viagra flibanserin’, the female libido enhancer ‘ADDYI’ by Sprout Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Prakash Kothari a sexologist is flooded with telephonic inquiries, interestingly not women but more men raising their queries.

Mumbai-based sexologist Dr Prakash Kothari is used to inquiries that range from the idiosyncratic to the idiotic. Nowadays, he has been getting a lot of calls and emails that fall somewhere in between— from men who want to know the efficacy and availability of ‘female Viagra.’

Why are Indian men so curious about flibanserin, the first ever ‘libido enhancing drug’? “Because they are lazy,” says Chennai-based sexologist Dr Narayana Reddy. “Most of them who complain about their women being frigid don’t do foreplay or just don’t understand the woman enough.”

However, Sprout is yet to make an application to the Indian drug control authorities to market the drug in the country, out of the first one lakh Google searches for ‘Viagra for women,’ the third largest number was from India (Australia and the US took the first two places). And sexologists say, going by the calls and mails that clog their phones, most of them would be married men.