I can't decide whether this news from the BBC is great or terrifying, so maybe it's both: Scottish researchers are developing a pill to boost women's libidos while simultaneously reducing their appetites. As a psychologist points out in the article, a lot of the time our problems with both food and sex are not biological but mental—taking a pill that makes you want to eat a third less might make you lose weight, but it doesn't help you address why you felt you needed to eat all that extra food. It might be an easy diet, but it'll still end up a yo-yo diet.

(Also, if it does turn out to work, I'm sure there are many women who'd legitimately stand to benefit from taking it, but at the same time I worry it's yet another way to turn into Stepford Wives. Where's the pill to make me like doing dishes?)


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