Female Sexual Dysfunction: desire disorder
Sexual dysfunction is a problem that affects both men and women. In women there are four different types of sexual problems.
• Sexual desire disorder: sexual appetite diminishes or disappears.
• Sexual arousal disorder: body does not feel a sexual response or can remain excited.
• Orgasmic dysfunction: fail to have an orgasm or feel pain when they are having it.
• Disorders that cause pain during sex: pain during or after sexual intercourse.
What are the causes of sexual dysfunction?
Many factors can affect your sex life: medicines, diseases (diabetes, hypertension, depression ...), alcohol consumption or vaginal infections among others. An unhappy relationship as well as the present or past sex abuse can also cause sexual problems.
There are specific stages in a woman life that can also directly affect sexual desire: pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause ...
The stress of everyday life, the accumulated fatigue due to work, taking care of children who constantly need attention are also factors to be considered. Perhaps one very important is sexual routine.
How do I know if I have a problem?
Nearly 70% of couples have had sexual problems at some point. The majority of women sometimes have sex without enjoying but it doesn’t mean to have sexual problem.
If you have no desire or have never been sexually satisfied, it could have a sexual problem. In these cases to tell your doctor these concerns is the best choice ... Remember, conversation between you and the doctor is private and only you know the truth.
What can I do?
In general all problems of sexual dysfunction in women can be treated and in some cases a number of changes in your routine could be enough. Today there are many solutions so you can keep seeing the specialist because he/she will know how to guide you giving simple suggestions that will make you to change your sex life for sure.
Can medicine help?
You may have heard that taking sildenafi l (Viagra) or the male hormone called testosterone can help women with sexual problems. There have not been many studies on the effects of Viagra or testosterone on women, that’s why the effectiveness of these drugs is uncertainty. Both Viagra and testosterone can have serious side effects, therefore, its use is only recommended on medical prescription.
What about my couple?
The most important thing is to maintain good communication in order to know the wishes and desires of each other. Respect is really important and you should never force the couple to do something. By having good communication and respect, a healthy sexual life is assured.