The basic Information About Arousal Issues in Women

The basic information about Arousal issues in women

Sexual response includes different interaction such as relationship, lifestyle, beliefs, experience, emotions and physiology.  Disruptions of any of these components may lead to Arousal issues.


Arousal issues in women had been called recurrent or persistent inability to maintain or to attain the right level of the sexual excitement which causes personal distress and it may be a result of lack of genital lubrications and excitement. Subjective pleasure is about lack sexual pleasure with lack of awareness of the sexual pleasure.  Hypoactive sexual problem is sexual deficiency and lack of the desire or sexual fantasies. Arousal issues in women did not get too much attention in the past even if there are a large number of women who suffer this problem and few women are willing to talk about it.

Causes of arousal issues

Other reasons behind the lack of sexual arousal may be medication like chemotherapy.  Women may lack the sexual arousal also because they do not understand how their body works. They do not communicate about what they want to get and their partner may not have good experience in how to arouse them.

There are many subtypes of the problem since it can be onset, acquired and lifelong. It can be a generalized problem or it can be situational, such as when the problem takes a place with a spouse but not with another partner. The type of the problem may depend on the cause of the problem. The cause can be sexual trauma or abuse that makes the woman to be physically numb.  Strict religion can make a women feel guilty to have sexual arousal. Negative body image and feeling of the embarrassed may interfere with sexual arousal.  Mental problems like alcoholism, eating problems, anxiety and depression may interfere with sexual arousal.

Treatment of Arousal issues

When women complain about absent or the impaired lubrication and who is estrogen deprived, they can be treated by being given the estrogen supplementation. The estrogen can be delivered in many ways like vaginal rings, creams and pills.

For lubrication problem, a person can use over the account lubricants or devices and vibrators which may facilitate the blood flow on the genital. The studies are being done on how the use of the phosphodiesterase inhibitors can help to treat arousal problems.

Interpersonal and psychological factors may impede sexual arousal. When a woman suffers this problem, the doctor has to identify first the interpersonal factors that affect the arousal and individual inhibitions. Therapy is meant to address the fear of being abandoned, having to lose control and the feeling that the woman is not title to the sexual pleasure.

It is hard to treat persistent sexual arousal. There is a need to do a pelvic examination with the evaluation of the pharmaceutical, anatomical, neurological and hormonal contribution.  Duplex ultrasound can be done so that the doctor can be able to identify if there is any problem with the clitoral blood flow. In some cases, the doctor may try also anaesthetizing gels, antiandrogenic and antidepressants.  Since there is not yet any single cause of the Arousal issues that has been identified up to now, it is also hard to decide on single treatment. Any report about arousal dysfunction has to be investigated well and the cause should be indentified before a woman can start the medicines.