When women face difficulties during the sexual response cycle it eventually leads to dissatisfied sexual intercourse for the couple. Such issues are called sexual problems. They can occur due to various physical reasons such as diabetes, heart disease, hormonal imbalance, menopause or diseases related to liver, kidney, etc.
Such sexual health concerns can also arise due to reasons other than diseases. This includes alcohol addiction, drug abuse, side effects of certain medicines, etc. The problem does not necessarily occur due to physical reasons, psychological reasons such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, past sexual trauma can also affect sexual performance in women.
While both men and women can be affected by sexual dysfunction, this blog talks about symptoms of sexual problems in women. Following are the symptoms
Inhibited sexual desire:
Lost interest in intercourse or lack of sexual desire are the two factors which are involved in the inhibited sexual desire. It can happen due to hormonal changes, depression, exhaustion, stress, pregnancy, cancer. Women who face boredom with sexual intercourse typically show less energy to sexual activities.
If one changes their lifestyle, try to maintain work-life balance or solve relationship issues it can bring back the sexual interest and improve inhibited sexual desire.
Inability to become aroused:
Insufficient vaginal lubrication can cause inability to become physically aroused for sexual intercourse. Again, this could also be related to the stress, depression or anxiety like issues. Some medical experts are studying how blood flow problems with the vagina and clitoris can affect sexual arousal in women. Stimulation therapy or vaginal lubricative can help women physically arouse during intercourse.
Lack of orgasm:
This is known with other names such as a lack of sexual climax or anorgasmia. It can happen due to women’s shyness, lack of knowledge or past sexual trauma. Some women fail to produce an orgasm due to factors such as guilt, anxiety, etc. while it can also occur due to insufficient stimulation, side effects of particular medical treatments.
Communications between the sexual partners and reducing sexual pressure or stress can help solve this problem.
Endometriosis, a pelvic mass, ovarian cysts, lack of vaginal lubrication, STD, infection in or around the vagina can cause painful intercourse experience. There are other factors which can also contribute to a pain faced during sexual activities including vaginismus, injuries or surgeries near the reproductive organs, etc.
If the muscles around the vagina contract involuntarily or sexual phobia can also lead to a painful experience in intercourse.