May 13, 2005 |
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.
September 7, 1998 |
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.
March 26, 1995 |
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.
November 14, 1991 |
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.
May 20, 2006 |
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.
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.
March 22, 1999 |
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.
May 28, 2001 |
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.
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)