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May 13, 2005 | By JACK MATHEWS New York Daily News
Lucrecia Martel follows her acclaimed "La Cienaga" with this subtle, deliberate drama about a teenage girl dealing with the conflict between her Catholic faith and her emerging sexual desire. While watching a street performer, Amalia (Maria Alche) feels a man pressing against her. She turns to see him walk away and later learns that he is a married doctor (Carlos Belloso) attending a conference at a hotel where she is staying with her mother (Mercedes Moran). Ignoring her single mom's attraction to the doctor, Amalia sets out to rescue him from sin. But it is her sexual desire and curiosity that are really driving her. Alche has an amazingly expressive face and becomes such a magnetic presence that you'll feel a distinct need to rescue her. In Spanish with English subtitles.
LIVING
September 7, 1998 | By Usha Lee McFarling, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
The phenomenal success of Viagra for men has sparked some sexual envy among women. Many say their sex life isn't what it used to be and they want help, too. Some are even experimenting with Viagra, although the drug isn't approved for use by women. While the little blue pills may spectacularly enhance erections, they do little to remedy the lack of desire that is women's chief sexual complaint. But there's no need for hand-me-down drugs, experts say. Women already have a powerful tool to fuel sexual desire, and it has been on pharmacy shelves for years.
NEWS
March 26, 1995 | By Fawn Vrazo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eyvone James-Bidaram traced the loss of her sexual desire to her hysterectomy in 1992. Right after the surgery, she still felt like a "hot tamale" around husband Gabriel. But in the following weeks, her interest began to wane. What had been terrific frequent sex for the couple soon lapsed to every now and then, then to every few months, if that. "I felt like, 'We'll get to it sometime later,' " the Philadelphian said. "Maybe tonight, and then maybe another night, and another night.
NEWS
November 14, 1991 | By Marc Schogol Compiled from reports from Inquirer wire services
LOST IN SPACE Men, sexual desire truly spaces you out. When a man's sexual desire is at its highest, his spatial abilities - being able to solve problems such as arranging objects or finding hidden figures in complex designs - are at their lowest, according to a Canadian study reported at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. HEEDLESS DRINKERS Many of you still don't get it. Drinkers increasingly are noticing the warnings on alcoholic beverage containers, but the messages' sobering effects seem slight, according to studies presented at an American Public Health Association meeting.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2006 | By Linda Loyd INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Novavax Inc. said yesterday that it has an agreement with Esprit Pharma Inc. to develop and sell a testosterone medicine to treat women who suffer from a disorder that diminishes sexual desire. Novavax, a small Malvern company that also is developing a vaccine against avian flu, said its lotion therapy is in mid-stage Phase 2 clinical development for women afflicted by hypoactive sexual desire disorder, known as HSDD. About 25 percent of women in the United States suffer from the disorder, the company said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2009
Impossibly charming and impossibly French (though readymade for a Hollywood remake), Shall We Kiss? is a comic romance full of rueful musings about fidelity and true love. Written, directed by and starring Emmanuel Mouret - whose onscreen persona is shaggy and shambling - the film follows a man and woman who are closest of friends, but whose friendship turns to sexual desire and then knock-down-the-house obsession. So what's the problem? Well, she, Judith (the elegant Virginie Ledoyen)
NEWS
March 22, 1999 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Can a rub and a kiss be indecent assault? If they are forced upon an unwilling recipient, they violate the law, said the state Superior Court. Sortir Capo, 64, says that when he groped a 15-year-old city girl on Nov. 14, 1995, the only thing he committed was an "indecent contact," because he never touched her private parts. "Had the Legislature wished to limit the scope of indecent contact to sexual organs only, it might easily have done so," said Judge Frank J. Montemuro.
NEWS
May 28, 2001 | By Peter Mucha INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Somewhere in the research labs are the next Viagras - prescription drugs that will change the sex lives of millions of Americans (and make lucky investors lots of money). Other investigative drugs, of course, will turn out to be biochemical busts. Here's a look at the publicized prospects, with some details about how they work and how much testing has been done. (Large-scale testing, known as Phase III, is often the last of three sets of trials before a company applies to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval to market a drug.
NEWS
November 19, 1997 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pennsylvania legislators, following the lead of states including California, are considering the use of chemical castration to prevent convicted sex offenders from striking again. A House panel yesterday began two days of hearings on the effectiveness of using various drugs to reduce or eliminate a convicted offender's desire to commit further sexual assaults. The panel heard witnesses from medical experts to civil libertarians suggest that the drugs could become an effective crime-fighting tool if the legislation were written, as an ACLU spokesman put it, "with extreme caution.
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NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I SEE ads on TV for people who've lost their desire, but what about those who want it more than ever? I feel like I'm on fire and constantly wanting sex. What's strange is that I'm at a time in life when the exact opposite is supposed to be happening. My husband thinks I'm a nympho and says I need my head examined. Me, I think it has something to do with getting close to menopausal age. Help!   Mia: I hate to tell you this, but you're going to have to see your gynecologist to check things out. Meanwhile, what's your husband complaining about?
NEWS
November 16, 2012
Q: I have been with my fiancée for almost six years. We were engaged and moved into a house a few months ago. Now she says she needs time and space to figure things out. Do I give her time? If so, how much? Steve: I suspect there's a specific reason for her cold feet. Find out what it is. Mia: If things drag on too long, it's not as if you have to sit around and wait for Miss Thing to make up her mind. You need to be living your life, and if that includes dating other honeys, then so be it. Don't be sneaky about it, though.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2010
Q: After reading your column about the older woman's loss of sex drive, I'd like to add an additional idea, one that I use to create deep long-lasting pleasure for the lady: Have you ever tried hypnosis? If the loss of sex drive is for emotional rather than physical reasons, then hypnosis might help a person become less anxious or whatever. But five or 10 orgasms in an evening? I'm not buying that. Now, look into my eyes . . . Steve: Hypnosis has been used by some clinicians in treating sexual dysfunction, but I wouldn't try it at home.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2010
Q: My partner and I have been together for 25 years. Two years ago he got a vasectomy, and we have been having sex at least once a day since. The relief of not getting pregnant has changed our sex lives tremendously. The problem is that recently my desire has dropped off. My doctor says this is perfectly natural after age 40. But I don't want it to. I am really having a lot of fun. Steve: As Ogden Nash observed, "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker. " As long as your input is moderate - and I see no problem with one shot of rum or one glass of wine - your output should be fine.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2009
Impossibly charming and impossibly French (though readymade for a Hollywood remake), Shall We Kiss? is a comic romance full of rueful musings about fidelity and true love. Written, directed by and starring Emmanuel Mouret - whose onscreen persona is shaggy and shambling - the film follows a man and woman who are closest of friends, but whose friendship turns to sexual desire and then knock-down-the-house obsession. So what's the problem? Well, she, Judith (the elegant Virginie Ledoyen)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2007
Steve is a 50-something married man who's been around the block. Mia is a 20-something single immersed in the Center City dating scene. They may not agree, but they have plenty of answers. If you'd like an answer to your romantic troubles, e-mail them at S&M@phillynews.com or write: S&M c/o Daily News, Box 7788, Philadelphia, PA 19101. Q: I've been been friends with a group of guys since grade school. Now we're all graduating from college, in our 20s. Some of us are getting married, others are enjoying the single life.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2006 | By Linda Loyd INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Novavax Inc. said yesterday that it has an agreement with Esprit Pharma Inc. to develop and sell a testosterone medicine to treat women who suffer from a disorder that diminishes sexual desire. Novavax, a small Malvern company that also is developing a vaccine against avian flu, said its lotion therapy is in mid-stage Phase 2 clinical development for women afflicted by hypoactive sexual desire disorder, known as HSDD. About 25 percent of women in the United States suffer from the disorder, the company said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2005 | By JACK MATHEWS New York Daily News
Lucrecia Martel follows her acclaimed "La Cienaga" with this subtle, deliberate drama about a teenage girl dealing with the conflict between her Catholic faith and her emerging sexual desire. While watching a street performer, Amalia (Maria Alche) feels a man pressing against her. She turns to see him walk away and later learns that he is a married doctor (Carlos Belloso) attending a conference at a hotel where she is staying with her mother (Mercedes Moran). Ignoring her single mom's attraction to the doctor, Amalia sets out to rescue him from sin. But it is her sexual desire and curiosity that are really driving her. Alche has an amazingly expressive face and becomes such a magnetic presence that you'll feel a distinct need to rescue her. In Spanish with English subtitles.
NEWS
August 3, 2001 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling that gay workers may not sue under federal sex discrimination laws if they are harassed or denied promotions because of their sexual orientation. The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled unanimously Wednesday that it is up to Congress to write that protection into Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. "Harassment on the basis of sexual orientation has no place in our society," wrote U.S. Circuit Judge Maryanne Trump Barry.
NEWS
May 28, 2001 | By Peter Mucha INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Somewhere in the research labs are the next Viagras - prescription drugs that will change the sex lives of millions of Americans (and make lucky investors lots of money). Other investigative drugs, of course, will turn out to be biochemical busts. Here's a look at the publicized prospects, with some details about how they work and how much testing has been done. (Large-scale testing, known as Phase III, is often the last of three sets of trials before a company applies to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval to market a drug.
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