Special Report: Sexual solution
Experts say more than 40% of women between 18 and 59 suffer from some form of Sexual Dysfunction.
Dr. Andre Guay/ Lahey Clinic "Most women who come in complain of decreased libido, decreased sex drive."
Married just 2 years, Rosalyn Adams says she lost all interest.
Rosalyn Adams/ Zestra User "One of the main things that I had was having trouble with orgasm."
Rosalyn says she found a sexual solution, not from a drug, but an over the counter oil called Zestra.
The makers say the herbal concoction increases blood flow which in turn increases arousal.
And they say it starts working as quickly as 3 minutes.
Rosalyn Adams/ Zestra User "That would be probably the biggest thing relief and also surprise that something that simple could solve the issue."
Dr. Andre Guay/ Lahey Clinic "I think it can be something that can work in a good number of women."
A box of nine doses costs under $25.
Since zestra is not a drug, it doesn't need FDA approval.
Many doctors say they've seen positive results, and clinical trials are just getting started at the Lahey Clinic in Peabody.
Dr. Andre Guay/ Lahey Clinic "They said it's decreased their arousal time. A lot of women complain it takes an awful long time to begin arousal and have orgasms and it's markedly decreased."
Zestra is not for everyone. Some women have experienced minor skin irritations when applying the oil.
There's also a new spray that could soon be spicing up sex lives for both men and women.
For years, women were being told their sexual problems were all in their head. Now, some researchers think they're right, sort of. A new nose spray is in the works that will stimulate certain parts of the brain in order to trigger sexual arousal.
The spray, known as Bremelanotide, won't hit store shelves for a few more years.
Dr. Andre Guay/ Lahey Clinic "This drug may actually stimulate libido as well as stimulate arousal, which you don't find very often. So for this reason I think it shows an awful lot of promise in women especially."
For women like Rosalyn...new treatments are bringing love back into the bedroom.
Rosalyn Adams/ Zestra User "It's incredible better than ever."
One concern many doctors have about over the counter medicines is self diagnosing.
They say it’s important to talk with your doctor before trying anything…because so many factors can cause sexual problems.
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