“Women’s sexual problems range from simply treated yeast infection to vaginismus”
It’s high time we accept that a lot of undesirable things happen below the belt. Issues between the sheets not only damper sex life but badly affect relationships as well. From soreness and redness to itches and odours, sexual problems can be extremely frustrating and at times it feels like you need a manual to sleep with your partner. Visit a therapist at the Women’s Health Centre at Apollo clinics to seek help to enhance a relationship.
Women’s sexual problems range from simply treated yeast infection to vaginismus. Lack of sexual desire, lack of arousal, penetration problems, pain during sex, lack of lubrication and inability of reaching an orgasm are some of the majorly reported women’s sexual problems.
Women who have difficulty or are unable to get aroused or maintain that arousal during sexual activity may have a condition called female sexual arousal disorder. Generally sexual stimulations lead to vaginal wall swelling helping the vagina to be well lubricated. But women with this disorder lack the physical sensations of sexual arousal. Antidepressants, infection of the vagina and hormonal changes resulting from child birth, relationship problems, anxiety, stress and some other psychological factors can contribute to this disorder.
Insufficient vaginal lubrication will result in lack of arousal and painful sex. A dry vagina can be a result of physiological factors such as changes in hormones, side effects of medication or psychological factors such as stress and anxiety. If the dryness is a result of hormone change oestrogen therapy is generally advised. Vaginal moisturisers, water based and petroleum based lubricants might be of great help for pain free sex.
Another complex sexual disorder women experience is vaginismus. It is a physical or psychological condition that causes an involuntary spasm or tightening of the muscles surrounding the vagina, making any form of vaginal penetration including sexual intercourse painful. Previously painful sexual experiences or trauma, medical complications, relationship complications, childbirth, age related changes and pelvic trauma can be some of the reasons for vaginismus. The process of eliminating a possible physical or medical condition is very crucial when treating vaginismus. Complicated invasive techniques, drugs, or hypnosis are not required to treat vaginismus.
Women who do not have orgasms or have difficulty reaching orgasm even when sexually excited might be having orgasmic dysfunction. Sexual abuse, usage of certain drugs like Prozac, Paxil, hormonal disorders or changes, medical conditions and monotonous sexual activity can be some of the causes for orgasmic dysfunction. Many women who have problems are actually pre-orgasmic and are capable of having a good sex life. Problems surrounding female sexual disorders are generally complex and diagnosing the physical cause might not be sufficient if the emotional and psychological aspects are not attended to.