Sexual dysfunction is a problem during a sexual response cycle that prohibits someone from achieving full satisfaction from the sexual activity. The sexual response cycle is composed of four phases. They are the excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. Studies show that this is most common among women than men, so though it is a topic most people are hesitant to discuss, we must inform our women of the things they need to know for the sake of women’s health care.
It is usually caused by two problems: physical and psychological. Many physical conditions like diabetes, heart illnesses, and hormonal imbalances cause sexual dysfunction. Also, certain medications are key factors. In terms of psychoPreviewlogical problems, anxiety, depression and work-related stress could cause sexual dysfunction.
Here are some of the most common sexual dysfunctions among women. First, there is the inhibited sexual desire. It involves lack of interest in sex. Many factors like hormonal changes or certain medications and even depression or stress cause this dysfunction. Boredom with the usual sexual routine may also trigger this problem. Inability to become aroused is another form of dysfunction. This often involves insufficient vaginal lubrication. This may also be related to anxiety or inadequate stimulation. Another dysfunction is lack of orgasm or anorgasmania. It is the absence of sexual climax. Like all the others, many factors, both physical and psychological, cause this dysfunction. Lastly, painful intercourse is another dysfunction. Aside from many physical conditions that cause pain, it may also be due to fear or sexual phobia brought about by traumatic events in the past.
Treating sexual dysfunction must be a team effort by the patient herself, her doctor, and her therapists. Most sexual dysfunctions are treated by taking care of the underlying physical and psychological problems. Strategies for treatment may include providing education. Giving her the proper knowledge on what happens inside her body and how sexual activities work may lessen her anxiety regarding sex. Enhancing stimulation may also be considered as certain erotic materials are utilized to enhance a woman’s interest for sex. Behaviors not related with intercourse like sensual massaging by the partner may also help a woman become treated. Minimizing pain through the aid of vaginal lubricants or certain sexual positions may relieve pain and promote relaxation.
Most women undergo certain sexual dysfunctions from time to time, and it is quite normal. However, if these sexual dysfunctions become too persistent to the point that it gives a negative impact on your life, your partner, and most especially your relationship, it is then already time to seek the help of a medical expert or health care provider. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment.
Though most people would rather not talk about it, it is best to keep an open mind regarding this issue. It may go from something really simple and trivial into a very serious concern. Seek the help of people you trust like your partner, your parents, and your health care provider. When it comes to health and lifestyle, it is always better safe than sorry.