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Sex Therapy in the Age of Viagra: “Money Can't Buy Me Love”

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Washington University Journal of Law & Policy


This Essay presents the development of Viagra® as a pharmaceutical model for sex therapy. The authors say that the drug has started the movement for contraceptive equity, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not formally recognized its impact on men and women's use following its 1998 approval. They authors offer that William Masters and Virginia Johnson's theory of the human response cycle shows an innovative view of female sexuality and the identification of sexual dysfunction.