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Female Health

Sexual Problems In female

The types of sexual problems in women correspond to the stages of the sexual response cycle.

Inability to achieve any of the stages can interfere with sexual satisfaction and thus create a problem. Any of these can be very distressing for a woman, because everyone deserves a satisfying sex life.

They can be distressing for her partner, too, and can lead to problems in the relationship

•The sexual problems reported by women in the JAMA study comprised 3 types:

1-Lack of sexual desire (22%) –( Lack of Libido) Lack of interest in sex, or desire for sex, is a common problem in both men and women, but especially in women. Lack of desire stops the sexual response cycle before it starts. Lack of desire is temporary in some people and an ongoing problem in others.

2- Difficulties becoming sexually aroused or achieving orgasm (14%) - Inability to become sexually aroused is sometimes related to lack of desire. In other cases, the woman feels sexual desire but cannot become aroused. Orgasm may be delayed or not occur at all (anorgasmia). This can be very distressing for a woman who feels desire and becomes aroused. It can create a vicious cycle in which the woman loses interest in sex because she does not have an orgasm.

3- Pain during intercourse (7%) - Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia) is not uncommon. Like other sexual problems, it can cause a woman to lose interest in sex.

Female Sexual Problems Causes

 Relationship problems – Discord in other aspects of the relationship, such as distribution of labor, childrearing, or money, can cause sexual problems. Issues of control or even abuse in the relationship are especially harmful to sexual harmony. Such problems can prevent a woman from communicating her sexual wants and needs to her partner.

 Emotional problems – Depression, anxiety (about sex or other things), stress, resentment, and guilt can all affect a woman's sexual function.

• Insufficient stimulation – A woman's (or her partner's) lack of knowledge about sexual stimulation and response may prevent a woman from achieving a satisfactory experience. Poor communication between partners can also be a culprit here.

• Gynecologic problems – A number of pelvic disorders can cause pain in intercourse and thus decrease satisfaction.

Vaginal dryness – The most common reason for this in younger women is insufficient stimulation. It can inhibit arousal or make intercourse uncomfortable.

Vaginismus – This is a painful spasm of the muscles surrounding the vaginal opening that causes the vaginal opening to "tighten." It can prevent penetration or make penetration extremely painful. Vaginismus can be caused by injuries or scars from surgery, abuse, or childbirth, by infection, or by irritation from douches, spermicides, or condoms. It can also be caused by fear.

Sexually transmitted diseases – o Gonorrhea, o herpes, o genital warts, o chlamydia, and

syphilis are infectious diseases spread by sexual contact. o They can cause changes in the genitals that make sex uncomfortable or even painful. o Vaginitis – Inflammation and irritation of vaginal tissues due to infection or other causes can make intercourse uncomfortable or painful.


pelvic mass,

ovarian cyst, o surgical scars – o Any of these can cause an obstruction that prevents intercourse or makes it difficult or painful.

Pelvic inflammatory disease – It can be very painful on its own and make intercourse extremely painful.

Nerve damage after surgery – may decrease sensation and response.

• Physical conditions – Many physical or medical conditions can decrease a woman's satisfaction with her sex life. o Tiredness (fatigue) o Chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease o Cancer o Neurologic disorders Vascular (blood flow) disorders o Hormonal imbalances Menopause o Pregnancy Alcohol or drug abuse

• Medications – certain medications are responsible for this kind of problems.

 Other medical treatments – Treatments such as radiation therapy for certain types of cancer can reduce vaginal lubrication.

• History of abuse – A woman who has suffered sexual or other abuse may have trouble trusting her partner enough to relax and become aroused.

 Attitudes toward sex – Many people, don't view sex as a normal and enjoyable part of a couple's relationship. people who have unrealistic expectations about sex. Portrayals of sex in television and movies as always easy and fantastic mislead some people into believing that is how it is in real life.

 Sexual problems of the partner – If a woman's partner has sexual problems, such as impotence or lack of desire, this can inhibit her own satisfaction