This week on Sex City—October 27, 2015
Louise calls Victoria, BC academic Thea Cacchioni who authored Big Pharma, Women and the Labour of Love (University of Toronto Press, 2015). The book is inciteful, questioning pharmaceutical drives in developing a sexual enhancement drug for women, conceived with FSD: female sexual dysfunction. She examines the medicalization of female sexuality already, including sexual medicine specialists. The study also considers how many heterosexual women feel expected to undertake the labour of managing their and their partner's desire, while others forging changes to normative sex work.