Lady V (Prescription Product)
Ladies, it's YOUR time. Revitalize your sexuality. Lady V is a custom-compounded prescription product offered exclusively by Mint Pharmacy. Sometimes we nickname Lady V "a female Viagra"* but it's actually more than that. Besides being the first of its kind, Lady V is spearheaded by women for women and made with prescription ingredients that may help women lead a more fulfilling sex life.
Not many women speak out about life changes that can decrease libido and even make sex painful. Hormonal changes, a packed schedule... so much! We get it. Join us on our journey to help women improve their love life. Includes physician online consultation and prescription. Try Lady V today!
Lady V™, a female "Viagra*" for Me!
It's here! Lady V is for women of any age and available exclusively and customized for you at Mint Pharmacy to address the very real issues of vaginal dryness, pain during sex and low libido.**
Those symptoms go by medical diagnoses Vaginal Atrophy, Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD), Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM), and Female Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD).
But lay woman's terms could be:
- I'm too tired, too stressed
- Sex, what's that?
- That ship has sailed
Even though women may joke about it, limit the discussion to close friends and think that low libido is just a fact of life at a certain point, it doesn't have to be. That's why Mint Pharmacy is offering, women's “Viagra.” Lady V is a proprietary blend of sildenafil and oxytocin developed to revitalize women's sexuality.
Don't dismiss the need for medical help. Vaginal atrophy, FSD, GSM, and HSDD significantly impact women's physical and emotional well-being.
HSDD refers to low libido, lack of sexual fantasy and inability or difficulty becoming aroused. Stress and depression top the list of negative effects. An estimated one-third of the female US population experiences HSSD.1
The symptoms of vaginal atrophy, FSD and GSM include weakened pelvic floor muscles, thinning of vaginal tissue, dryness and frequent urinary tract infections.2 Incontinence can result if left untreated. All are progressive conditions and one may lead to the other.
Surveys and studies by general practitioners, gynecologists and the World Health Organization, among others, show FSD impacts over 40%3 of women in all age groups. Yet, women rarely discuss it with their physician or are "heard" by the medical community. Many of the affected women themselves do not recognize that the issue is chronic. Let's change that!
How does Lady V work?
Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, appears to affect women similarly to men. To treat erectile dysfunction (ED), sildenafil increases blood flow to the penis. According to The Effect of Sildenafil Citrate on Uterine and Clitoral Arterial Blood Flow in Postmenopausal Women, Sildenafil also increases blood flow to the clitoris and uterus and stimulates vaginal lubrication. A study of premenopausal women showed sildenafil improved sexual arousal and other indicators of sexual enjoyment including orgasms. The benefits also increased sexual fantasies and thoughts leading to more sexual encounters.4
Sildenafil works by inhibiting phosphodiesterase enzyme, PDE 5, which in turn facilitates increased blood flow to the vagina and clitoris.
These effects may bring life back to a women's reproductive system. When pain is eased, stimulation increases. This leads to more sexual activity which further increases blood flow and lubrication. It's like working out and eating healthy. They create a healthy cycle.
Oxytocin impacts the physiological, mental and emotional parts of sex. Sound complicated? Well, yeah, the human body is "kind of" a miracle. The second part of this is the one we all yearn for and wish we could have every day. You know, when it all seems to come together in an instant. Love at first sight,5 kismet, Hollywood romance, chemistry, etc. We humans have a lot of words for it and justifiably so, but more on that later.
So what is oxytocin? It's a naturally-occurring hormone that's part of the "happy four-pack". The others are dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins.6
Oxytocin: the love hormone
This is the "bomb" for sex. Oxytocin floods the body during orgasm and gets in our heads when we're with someone romantically. It cements bonds between couples, creates fidelity and sets off fireworks. Peaceful co-existence in society thrives on oxytocin. Trust among family members and friends is formed with the help of oxytocin. To facilitate labor and promote mother-child bonding, oxytocin levels soar.7 Umm, it can also help us lose weight.8
Getting back to S-E-X. Sildenafil and oxytocin may have a synergistic effect. Their combined impact is greater than each would have individually.
So why do we have so many words to describe sex and romantic feelings? We are social beings and whether we want to procreate, be in a sexual relationship or both, sex plays a large role in our physical and psychological health. Absence of sex, romantic and physical connections plus a low libido is a sure recipe for depression.
Sex is bonafide exercise
- Sex increases heart rate. Aerobics: Check!
- Sex strengthens vaginal muscles, arms, legs. Strength training: Check!
- Sex encourages interesting positions. Yoga, Check!
- Then the bliss. Runners high, the zone, meditation: Check!
Quantifiably, women's sexual vitality is at higher risk to external and internal forces than men's. Childbirth, hormonal changes, age, illness, work overload, societal pressures and judgments, all chip away at women's physiological and emotional capacity for sexual fulfillment.
If all or any of this reflects your experience and you seek help, reach out to your doctor and see if Lady V s right for you.
1 "Female hypoactive sexual desire disorder: epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment" CBNS Drugs, Warnock, J..K. Mol Diag Ther (2002) 16: 745 https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165%2F00023210-200216110-00003 [Accessed 6 Dec. 2018]
2 Vaginal Atrophy, Mayo Clinic, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vaginal-atrophy/symptoms-causes/syc-20352288.%20 [Accessed 6 Dec. 2018]
3 McCool-Myers, Megan & Theurich, Melissa & Apfelbacher, Christian. (2018). Predictors of female sexual dysfunction: A systematic review and qualitative analysis through gender inequality paradigms. BMC Women's Health. 18. 10.1186/s12905-018-0602-4. https://bmcwomenshealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12905-018-0602-4 [Accessed 12 Mar. 2019].
4 “Premenopausal women affected by sexual arousal disorder treated with sildenafil: a double-blind, cross-over, placebo-controlled study” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11426898 British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology June 2001, Vol. 108, pp. 623±628 [Accessed 6 Dec. 2018]
5"Science That Makes You Fall In Love: The Mechanisms Behind Love At First Sight" https://culturacolectiva.com/technology/science-behind-love-at-first-sight Cultura Colectiva [Accessed 6 Dec. 2018]
6"Hacking into your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins & Oxytocin" The Huffinton Post https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hacking-into-your-happy-c_n_5b9e5a07e4b03a1dcc96060c [Accessed 12 Dec. 2019
7"The Orgasmic history of Oxytocin: Love, Lust, and Labor" Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Sep; 15 (Suppl3): S156–S161 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3183515/ [Accessed 6 Dec. 2018]
8 "6 Ways the Love Hormone Helps You Lose Weight: How oxytocin helps keep you from emotional eating" Psychology Today http://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/prefrontal-nudity/201402/6-ways-the-love-hormone-helps-you-lose-weight [Accessed 6 Dec. 2018]
*Viagra is a trademark of Pfizer Inc. Viagra is only being used as a reference.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Lady V is not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise, nutritional supplement program, using Lady, and/or any prescription or OTC product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Updated March 12, 2019
|Use or Effects||Treat Low Libido in Women**, Relieve Pain During Sex, Treat Vaginal Dryness|
|Drug Class/Pharmacology||Uterotonic Agent, Phosphodiesterase (PDE) Inhibitor|
Do not take Lady V if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. May cause premature labor.
Recommended to take 30 minutes before sexual activity.
Inform your physician of all prescription, OTC medicines, and supplements that you are taking and follow instructions provided by your physician and pharmacist.
As with any medication, take caution when taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicine. This includes herbal supplements.
Your physician will prescribe Lady V dosage amounts for you.
This drug does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, syphilis).
Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using this or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition.