Understanding Female Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction is a problem that occurs in any phase of sexual activity that prevents a person or couple from enjoying sexual intercourse. Although, scientists believe that sexual dysfunction is rather common (45% of women and 31 % of men have various types of sexual dysfunction), many people don’t want to talk about their problem. Fortunately, most cases of sexual dysfunction are treatable so it’s very important to share your emotions with your partner, seek medical advice and get proper treatment, maybe even mediational. Information about preparations that can help cope with sexual dysfunction can be found on Drugs-med.com.

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There are several types of female sexual dysfunction:

Reduced libido (sex drive) can result from various psychological or physical causes including chronic fatigue, depression, hormone disorders, certain medications, previous physical or emotional trauma, etc.
Sexual aversion can be caused by sexual trauma, relationship problems, fear of pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.
Sexual arousal disorder can be manifested by difficulty with arousal, the lack of normal lubrication, discomfort during sexual intercourse, reduced clitoral sensitivity. It can result from neurological or endocrine disorders, aging, relationship problems, vascular disorders. Medications like Womenra can help with such condition.
Orgasmic disorder is manifested by recurrent or persistent delay or inability to achieve climax in the presence of adequate sexual stimulation. This disorder occurs in 10-15% of sexually active women and can be caused by previous traumatic experiences, sexual abuse, hormonal imbalance, surgical intervention, etc.
Pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia) results from various causes including ovarian cysts, endometriosis, vaginitis, sexually transmitted diseases, scar tissues from surgery. Vaginismus is another cause of pain during sex, it happens when the muscles around and in the vagina experience spasms.
The treatment of sexual dysfunction in women requires a delicate approach. The best approach involves a team effort between doctors, the woman and therapists. Many types of sexual dysfunction can be relieved by treating the physical or psychological issues causing them.

Ellen Cone