Medical Alternatives for Women

Given the size of the market of women with sexual dissatisfaction, many drugs treatments exist and are likely to emerge in the near future to help women with arousal problems.

The Eros-CTD (clitoral therapy device)

Approved in May 2000 by the FDA for treatment of sexual dysfunction, the CTD is a small cup with a pump that fits over the clitoris. When it is turned on, a gentle vacuum is created, increasing blood flow to the genital area. Experts suggest that the CTD can be used as part of foreplay, or it can be used on its own. The CTD is most effective when used regularly, like an exercise to maintain the health of the genital area. The CTD is intended for women who typically have problems becoming sexually aroused with manual stimulation or stimulation using a vibrator.