Since the female reproductive system is more complicated than the male system, there are more problems associated with female sex rather than male sex. Females have specialist doctors to treat their sexual problems, known as gynecologists and the branch of medicine that deals with female sex problems is called as gynecology. Obstetrics is also a medical branch that deals with childbirth and related problems.
The following are some of the most common problems related with the female sex.
Loss of Female Libido
Libido is the sexual drive. It is present in both males and females. Libido is what creates the urge in a person to have sex. However, it has been seen that the libido shows many more fluctuations in women than in men. Women have alternating periods of high libido and low libido in their lives. It has also been observed that libido decreases with advancing age of the woman. The following periods in a woman’s life could show low libido in them:-
- During the menstrual periods
- During pregnancy
- During lactation
- During menopause
- In addition, women who are addicted to nicotine and alcohol may also show decreasing libido.
Women must keep a careful watch on the fluctuations in their libido. Loss of libido could occur due to any one of the following reasons:-
- A poor diet
- Lack of exercise and physical activity
- Some underlying disease, which could be as serious as breast cancer
- Depression in a romantic relationship
- Stress due to daily lifestyle.
All the above causes of loss of libido need immediate correction. It is necessary that women who experience cycles of loss of libido in their lives see a doctor to assess the reason. They may also need to visit some counselor if stress is the reason for a low libido. But the best way is for the couple to rejuvenate their relationship. Many a times, women experience loss of libido as the boredom within their marriage sets in.
Medicines that are prescribed for increasing female libido are mostly available over the internet. They contain many natural ingredients that can alter the hormonal balance of the woman and increase her sexual drive. Ashwagandha, roseroot, ginseng, kawa kawa, maca, etc. are the commonly used herbs. However, before beginning the use of these supplements, it is necessary to consult with one’s own doctor to ascertain that the supplements are well-suited for the general constitution of the woman.
Anorgasmia is a very common condition found in many women across the world. This is a condition in which the woman finds difficulty in achieving an orgasm, or has not orgasm at all. Anorgasmia could bring a heavy strain in marital relationships and it is also a leading cause of breakups and divorces.
Anorgasmia occurs in both men and women; but in women it is much more pronounced. The major causes of anorgasmia are as follows:-
- Hormonal changes occurring in the body of the female due to reasons such as puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation or menopause
- Incompetence of the male partner
- A moral fear of sex
- Stressful living conditions
In fact, anorgasmia is not a medial disorder; it is more psychological in nature. Most cases of anorgasmia can be easily corrected if the couple is educated in the proper manner of having sex. It has been observed that the following can rectify anorgasmia in women:-
- Having a fair amount of foreplay before the intercourse
- Some women are turned on by oral sex, cunnilingus and clitoral stimulation
- Some women prefer kinky sex like bondage, etc. They may not achieve orgasm in normal sexual intercourse.
- The woman should be freed of all inhibitions pertaining to sex with the right education
- The woman must keep herself stress-free and enjoy the sexual encounter.
There are no medicines that can be used for the treatment of anorgasmia. This disorder is treated by healthy sexual relations with the partner.
Dyspareunia is the medical term for painful sexual intercourse. It occurs in both men and women, but is manifested more prominently in women than in men.
Dyspareunia in women can occur due to the following causes:-
- Infections in the lower urinary tract, vagina, cervix or the fallopian tubes can make the sexual act painful.
- In some women, there is a deficiency of estrogen. This prevents the formation of lubricating fluids during sexual arousal. Such a dry vagina will cause pain during the reception of the penis.
- In women who are taking radiation therapy (especially women who have cancers), there will be a severe pain in the vaginal tract during intercourse.
The condition of dyspareunia can have long-lasting effects on the sexual metabolism of a woman. After several incidences of painful sexual intercourse, the woman may lose all her desire for sex and even suffer from anorgasmia.
Treatment for dyspareunia is symptomatic. The condition is quite easy to diagnose, but the doctor would need to perform a detailed study into the cause. Once the cause is found out, treatment would be commenced. A part of the treatment is by making technical variations in the method of sex, such as advising the woman to take the penis in her hand and guide it into the vagina, use of profuse amounts of lubricants, etc.
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