Difficulty in becoming sexually aroused or achieving an
orgasm, in a woman.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
- Lack of sexual desire.
- Inability to enjoy sex.
- Failure to achieve orgasm, even when sexually aroused.
- Inadequate foreplay.
- Anxiety, preoccupation and worry about other important
areas of life.
- Psychological problems, including
depression and poor
- Feelings of shame or guilt about sex.
- Fear of pregnancy.
- Acute illness.
- Chronic illness, especially of the central nervous system
or hormonal system, as with multiple sclerosis or hypothyroidism.
- Inexperience or inadequate information about sexuality on
the part of either partner.
- Repressed anger toward the sexual partner that may result
from: feelings of being used as a sexual object; physical or emotional abuse; jealousy or
fears of disloyalty; or lack of true intimacy.
RISK INCREASES WITH
- Previous sexual
abuse or sexual trauma.
- Use of some drugs, such as:
- Female hormones, including oral
contraceptives, (although these heighten sexual pleasure in some women).
- Antihypertensives like Beta-adrenergic blockers &
Calcium-channel blockers. Antihistamines.
HOW TO PREVENT
- Establishing proper communication
with your partner about your sexual needs and feelings.
- Seek counseling to resolve feelings about past sexual
trauma or abuse.
- Typical history and symptoms.
- Physical exam by a doctor.
- Permanent inability to enjoy sex.
- Damage to interpersonal relationships.
- The first step is to accept that a problem really exist
and try to establish open communication with your partner. Pretending that you are aroused
or have orgasms leaves the problem unsolved.
- Reduce stress in your life.
Medication is not necessary unless the sexual problem is
due to some underlying medical condition. There is no known aphrodisiac that is effective
No restrictions. Exercise regularly to reduce stress and
improve your self-image. A healthy body and mind make enjoyable sex more likely.
CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY, IF
You have sexual problems and you want help in resolving
| Anorgasmia | Vaginismus
| Dyspareunia |