Coffee: a future female Viagra?

Could something as simple as caffeine be the answer to women's prayers for female version of Viagra? May Be!

india Updated: Jan 10, 2006 13:22 IST

Could something as simple as caffeine be the answer to women's prayers for female version of Viagra? May Be!

Going by a research study by Fay Guarraci, an assistance professor of psycology at Southwestern University, and Stacey Benson, a 2005 graduate, it sure could be a female Viagra.

The study titled Coffee, Tea and Me: Moderate doses of caffeine effect on sexual behaviour in female rats,' is the first of its kind and examines the interaction between caffeine and sex in females.

Guarraci and Benson gave 108 female rats a moderate dose of caffeine before a mating test to determine if the caffeine had any effect on female mating behaviour.

The study published in a forthcoming issue of Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior found that administration of caffeine shortened the amount of time it took the females to return to the males after receiving an ejaculation, suggesting that the females were more motivated to be with the male rats.

First Published: Jan 10, 2006 13:22 IST