Different Sexual Dysfunction and How They Affect Women

Different sexual dysfunction and how they affect women

Different types of sexual dysfunction affect the women in different ways. The doctor has to know the cause of the problem before he can decide about the type of the treatment for the woman.  

Sexual dysfunction is any problem that takes place at any cycle of sexual response and it prevents the couple to enjoy sex. The sexual dysfunction may be because of physical causes or psychological causes. The sexual dysfunction affects women in many ways.

Inhibited sexual desire

A woman can suffer inhibited sexual desire and this involves no sexual desire or any interest in sex. There are many factors which may contribute to this like fatigue, stress, pregnancy and depression.  Boredom in sex which uses the same or regular routines may lead to lack of the enthusiasm in sex.




Not being able to be aroused

Women who are unable to be aroused to the sexual activity, it affects the vaginal lubrication. The problem can be a result of inadequate stimulation or anxiety. Less blood flow in the vagina may also contribute to the disorder that affects clitoris and vagina.   Anorgasmia or lack of the orgasm is the absence or the delay of the sexual climax. It may be a result of sexual inhibition, lack of knowledge, inexperience and psychological factors like abuse, sexual trauma, anxiety and guilt. Other causes of anorgasmia are chronic diseases, some medication or insufficient stimulation.

Painful intercourse

Painful intercourse or pain with the intercourse or dyspareunia may be a result of many problems like inflammation of vagina, ovarian cysts or pelvic mass and poor lubrication.  Other problems can be sexual transmitted diseases and surgery.  The condition known as vaginismus is a involuntary and painful spasm of a muscle that surrounds vaginal entrance.  This can be a result of fear of painful penetration that can stem from the sexual phobia or painful and traumatic experience. To be aware the cause of sexual dysfunction, the doctor will want to do some evaluation.  The doctor has to do a pelvic examination so that he can evaluate how the reproductive organs look alike and to do the Pap test to see if there are changes of the cervix cells. The doctor may recommend you to do tests that will rule out any other medical problem that you may be suffering from and which can contribute to the dysfunction.  The doctor will do evaluation about your attitudes towards sex which may be contributing to your problem.

Hormonal changes

Hormone is an important part of sexual function in a woman.  With the decrease in the hormones because of aging or menopause, women can start to experience changes in their sexual function as they grow old.  Having less sensation or poor vaginal sensation are the problems that are associated with the estrogen levels.

 After hysterectomy, many women may start to experience the changes in the sexual functions. Such changes may be a loss of desire, genital sensation or vaginal lubrication. Such problems take place because of the changes in the hormones because of the ovaries and uterus loss. Sometime blood vessels and nerves needed for sexual function may be damaged because of hysterectomy procedure.  The low level of estrogen in menopause can lead to sexual problems.  Low estrogen may lead to loss of sexual interest, not being able to be aroused, low vaginal lubrication or no genital sensation.