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Female Sexual Arousal Disorder

Many women experience female sexual arousal disorder, which is directly involved with a lack of response to sexual stimulation and can be related to either physical or emotional issues. Despite the commonality of the condition, however, most women are extremely reluctant to discuss it, even with a medical professional such as a urogynecologist; and because they feel inadequate or alone in their struggle, they may leave the situation untreated.

Stimulating Facts

In cases of a female sexual arousal disorder, stimulation such as kissing, visual aids including erotic materials, and touching the genitals causes no arousal, which often results in any attempt at intercourse to cause vaginal pain, vaginal discomfort, or feeling a lack of fulfillment.

Female sexual arousal disorders have a variety of causes, including those of an emotional or psychological nature as well as those related to physical matters.

Some of the most commonly experienced causes include:

  • A hormone imbalance such as an age-related decrease of testosterone or low estrogen levels, commonly experienced after pregnancy
  • Vaginal infection
  • Bladder infection
  • Skin conditions that affect the area around the vaginal opening
  • Dryness and thinning of vaginal tissues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relational issues between partners
  • Stress
  • Use of certain medications such as anti-depressants
  • Nerve damage related to chronic disorders such as multiple sclerosis and diabetes

Rousing the Relief Efforts

Though it is not a life threatening condition, female sexual arousal disorder is certainly cause for concern, as it can greatly inhibit the quality of life for many women and can even cause further emotional damage. Fortunately, the disorder can often be treated without the necessity of medical intervention and may be solved through simple lifestyle changes.

Urogynecology specialists have found that the most effective female sexual arousal disorder treatment plans include:

  • Addressing any emotional issues that exist between sexual partners
  • Making the surrounding setting conducive to encouraging sexual activity
  • Investigating different methods of stimulation
  • Learning proper focus during sexual activity
  • Changing medications
  • Hormonal therapies such as estrogen or testosterone replacements

Re-stimulate your life and look forward to a healthy future ahead of you! Consult with the caring staff at Coyle Institute today!