MONTREAL, May 22, 2002 ( – Canadian scientists are developing a drug to enhance women’s sexual desire, the BBC reports. Similar to Viagra – the drug that artificially stimulates and prolongs male sexual arousal—such a technology for women would strike yet another blow at modern humanity’s understanding of the meaning and context of sex.  The new drug, PT141, is being developed by researchers at Concordia University in Montreal and by Palatin Technologies. So far, PT141 seems to drive female rats to actively seek out males for copulation. Jim Pfaus, professor of psychology at Concordia, says if it works for human females, “It could be bigger than Viagra.”  Companies have marketed such products as treatments for “sexual dysfunction.” But it is well known that sexual libertines, such as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, 74, welcome them as a means to enhance sexual performance in selfish and immoral contexts.

Traditionally, the sexual relationship within marriage has drawn from the well-spring of complete self-giving that flows naturally from true love, properly understood. But new technologies, ranging from contraception to drugs that “enhance” performance, continue to strike at the heart of this understanding, rooted in sound psychology and the natural law. Technology is thus used to twist and separate sex from its proper context.  To read about the latest de-humanizing technology see:   To read an ABC News item on Hugh Hefner and Viagra see:   To read Russell Hittinger on how some technologies, like contraception, undermine humanity see: