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FDA rejects female sexual arousal drugs … enter pot-infused sex lube for women

Posted on January 13, 2015 | By Jake Ellison for http://blog.seattlepi.com/ 

We normally don’t write about specific marijuana products, because (happily) there are so many of them out there! But this one caught our attention because it points out how marijuana entrepreneurs are constantly filling in where big-pharma and the FDA fail miserably.

Need pain relief. Well, the FDA rejects marijuana but approves heavily addictive and life-wrecking opiates!

A woman experiencing either decreased libido or full-fledge female sexual arousal disfunction? Well, the prissy FDA says women should live without enjoying sex. Men, apparently, need boners for good mental health. 

“Indeed, there are no FDA-approved drugs for treating sexual arousal problems in women. Yet 40 percent of women report having sexual concerns,” writes the Mayo Clinic.

For most women, simply addressing difficulties with arousal may not get to the actual problem — which is often a lack of sexual desire. Many factors can influence a woman’s sexual desire.

For example: Many women find that the stresses of daily life deplete their desire for sex. Highs and lows in sexual desire may coincide with the beginning or end of a relationship or major life changes, such as pregnancy or menopause. For some women, orgasm can be elusive — causing concerns or preoccupations that lead to a loss of interest in sex. Desire is often connected to a woman’s sense of intimacy with her partner, as well her past experiences. Over time, psychological troubles can contribute to biological problems and vice versa.

Life can get in the way! So, relaxation and healthy relationships matter most. But, hey, nothing wrong with getting a little help in the outfield.

Enter Foria: “The first marijuana infused personal lubricant designed for female pleasure.”

I don’t know if it’s the first or even that unique of a concept (see gallery above), but it’s being superbly marketed and getting press and caught our attention (H/T The Cannabist).

The Cannabist reports:

“Los Angeles-based Foria founder Mathew Gerson … — who originally hails from Boulder — is debuting his special, non-psychoactive lube outside of California for the very first time. Foria will make its Colorado debut at the Native Roots location in Aspen during the Winter X-Games on Jan. 21-25.” …

“We never could have imagined the impact it’s having on the patient community in California and how it’s spanned the spectrum of users — from younger women who are looking to deepen the level of intimacy of their own bodies to older women who are experiencing a reawakening of their own sexuality,” Gerson said. “There are a large number of women who could benefit from cannabis but who aren’t interested in the psychoactive component.”

The product’s expansion into Colorado is only the beginning; Gerson estimates Foria will be available in Washington state pot stores in the next few months.

Does it work?

The Cannabist added in it first story on Foria: “Enter Carol Carlson, a 60-something who lives in Marin County with her husband. …

“With no expectations I felt the power of it. I felt relaxed and aroused. I felt every feeling a little more sensitively. When you get older, (sex) becomes uncomfortable. Your body doesn’t function like it used to. It’s also a great lubricant, and it’s not messy like K-Y Jelly. It absorbs into the body, and that’s an added plus.

“I’m enjoying sex again, and my husband’s thrilled about that.”

Okey-dokey.

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