ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A revolution in men’s sexual health roared to life in 1998 when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra for male erectile dysfunction.
The event created reverberations from millions of women who were not at all delighted. When their man came home with a Viagra prescription, the welcome mat was not out. These women had become accustomed and perfectly happy to spend the rest of their lives free from the encumbrances of having sex.
One woman told me, “That part of my life is over, and I am furious that you have given my husband this medication.”
Conversely, the revolution amplified a problem that was vexing many marriages. Many younger women had lost their desire for sex and were unhappy that a solution for men’s sexual health was discovered. These women were saying, “What about me?”