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Women and Sex: Actress Lisa Rinna for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

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According to a recent survey by the Society for Women's Health Research, both men and women agree that sexual health is vital to a woman's health and well being. But do all women know that a decrease in sexual desire could be a sign that their sexual health is suffering? Many people write off low libido as the result of stress at work or at home, but if it happens repeatedly, it could be because of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD).

A new initiative called “Sex Brain Body,” spearheaded by actress Lisa Rinna (Days of Our Lives, Dancing With the Stars) and sex and relationship expert Dr. Laura Berman, focuses on educating women about their sexual health, which includes HSDD. Though surveys show that women are concerned about low libido, very few actually bring it up to either their partner or health care provider. Rinna hopes that “Sex Brain Body” will educate women about the link between their decreased sexual desire and brain chemistry.

Scientists studying sexual health believe that chemicals in the brain may impact a woman's sexual desire. Right now there aren't any FDA-approved drugs on the market to treat HSDD, but, according to The Seattle Times, a few drug companies are testing products that have shown promising results. Let's hope so.

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