Larry Wilmore (The Nightly Show)

Larry Wilmore is profoundly confused by FDA-approved "lady Viagra"

For the "Nightly Show's" 69th episode Wilmore thought it'd be a good time to see what Flibanserin is all about

Colin Gorenstein
June 11, 2015 4:45PM (UTC)

An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration recommended approval of a drug designed to boost the "low sexual desire of otherwise healthy women" last week, which has left "Nightly Show" host Larry Wilmore quite baffled.

For his show's 69th episode, Wilmore decided to have a look at Flibanserin, the drug that's being slapped with the label "lady Viagra" despite working very, very differently than products like Viagra that treat male dysfunction. Flibanserin, which was first developed as an anti-depressant, works on neurotransmitters in the brain that affect sexual desire.


"So, it no stimulate here, it stimulate here?" Wilmore said. "Me no relate."

Watch the clip below:

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Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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