Testosterone May Rejuvenate Older Women’s Sex Drive

loss of sexual desire or arousal may benefit from treatment with testosterone,” Davis said.

The hormone appears to act directly upon sex hormone receptors in women’s brains, Davis explained.

“Testosterone has also been shown to increase blood flow, including vaginal blood flow, so treatment may enhance orgasm and arousal by increasing blood flow to genital tissues,” Davis added.

The idea of using testosterone to boost female sexuality has been around for decades, but has lain fallow since the mid-2000s, experts said.

In 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shot down an effort by Procter & Gamble to sell a testosterone patch for