A sexual problem is something that “blocks” you from enjoying sex. Most women experience symptoms that signal such a problem at some point in their lives. Some of them are durable. They can be characterized as sexual problems only if they somehow interfere with or lead to problems in the relationship with a partner.
It is impossible to define a “normal” level of sexual response as it varies from woman to woman. You may also find that what is normal at one stage of life changes as you move on to another.
For example, the exhausted mother of a small child usually has little interest in sex. Both men and women often lose their desire to have sex as they age.
Female sexuality is complex. At its core, it is a need for closeness and intimacy. Women also have physical needs. Their sexual problems may appear when both the physical and mental aspects of their lives are affected.
Some of the main reasons include:
- Emotional problems – stress, anxiety associated with intimate relationships, depression or anxiety, some kind of violence – sexual, mental, dissatisfaction with the appearance of the body.
- Physical problems – hormonal, pain from injury, and some conditions such as diabetes and arthritis.
Aging, can lead to changes in the vagina, such as dryness.
Taking certain medications, such as medications to treat depression, blood pressure, and diabetes.
What are the symptoms?
- Decreased libido.
- Arousal problems.
- Inability to reach orgasm.
- Pain during intercourse.