Many women often associate sexual dysfunction with men, pertaining to a man’s inability to “get it up,” or achieve an erection. Ladies, do you know that sexual dysfunction is actually more prevalent in women than men? Thirty-one percent of men experience sexual dysfunctions, while women are more common at 43%! There are many types of dysfunctions a woman might experience; including low libido, painful intercourse, and inability to be aroused. We also have some information and tips that may help if this should happen to you.
A low libido could be the result of a bad diet and/or using illicit dugs and alcohol. Keeping a healthy lifestyle can help prevent low libido. Whereas, painful intercourse comes from a variation of problems; such as endometriosis, sexual transmitted infections, to even a past traumatic experience related to sex, such as rape. Seek medical attention if intercourse is painful, because it could be a problem that can be treated. There is also inability to become aroused. “For women, the inability to become physically aroused during sexual activity often involves insufficient vaginal lubrication. This inability also may be related to anxiety or inadequate stimulation. In addition, researchers are investigating how blood flow problems affecting the vagina and clitoris may contribute to arousal problems.” (Www.WebMD.com, retrieved October 3, 2013)
There is treatment available for sexual dysfunction. Although many women tend to be embarrassed and may not want to talk about it, it is important to seek medical attention. Try to remember that it is quite common since nearly half of women experienced it or will experience it. There is no reason to be ashamed. In order for the condition to improve or even go away, one must seek medical attention. Unfortunately, there is not a pill to help treat sexual dysfunction that is FDA approved. The FDA is currently working on a pill that is a woman’s version of Viagra, called Lybrido, which is set to release in 2016. So sit tight ladies, help is on the way!