- Category: Entertainment
- Published on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 17:50
- Written by Lara Landis
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Women who experience HSDD do not have to give up. A recent headline in the Winnipeg Free Press informed readers that there is hope for a condition as hypoactive sexual desire disorder. W. Gifford Jones's column does not mention the controversy over the disorder. The entire column reads like an ad from one of the company's racing to create a “female Viagra”.
Jones made one error in this article, and that was failing to mention Asexuality at any point when going over medical information. Other writers for the Winnipeg Free Press, including the Miss Lonelyhearts columnist, have dealt with Asexual issues well and poorly in the past.
“For males, all that's needed is an engorged organ for a happy bedroom. Their brains are always primed for sex. But for women, ED drugs will not turn those who have HSDD into raving sexual maniacs,” write W. Gifford Jones.
Columnists often give out medical advice. It's usually wrong unless they are also a doctor. Women can also suffer from erectile dysfunction, but it is less common. The question that the doctor fails to have people ask is “Am I Asexual”?
Jones probably made the error through ignorance, rather than trying to ignore Asexuality. If it is simple ignorance, he may simply need to revisit his column and correct the language.