Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Sexual Disorders in Women
According to some studies every third woman at the age between 18 and 60 is suffering for some type of sexual disorder or has tom deal with low libido. The most common cause of these occurrences is the hormonal changes that take place during the menstrual cycle or after the woman enters the menopause period. But very often low sex drive occurs after childbirth when the woman experience painful sexual intercourse or suffer from depression.
During the menopause there are hormonal changes that naturally lead to sudden or gradual loss of sexual desire. The moisture in the vagina is lowered or completely lost which results in drier and less flexible vagina. This is why many women at that age complain about painful sexual intercourse which is the main reason why sexual life becomes so poor. But there is a simple solution for a problem like that and it comes in the form of hormonal and few other types of creams.
In the last decade, doctors advise women who are in the period of menopause to take hormonal therapies that include estrogen because these therapies have positive effects on the libido. But the most interesting part about female sex drive is that new mothers are the ones that lose interest in sex faster than any other group of women. Of course, the main reason is that they are too busy with the baby and they don’t have much time to exchange tenderness with their partner.
When a woman doesn’t have any physical problem, lack of sexual desire could be a result of some psychological obstacle. A special problem occurs in women that lose interest in sex after they had some medical interventions that involved their reproductive organs like hysterectomy or mastectomy for example.
Some women might relate these situations with loss of their youth, femininity and beauty because they lead to premature menopause. Some of the most common sexual disorders are sexual desire disorders and orgasm disorders. The loss of sexual desire doesn’t exclude sexual pleasure or arousal by default. But it certainly means that the sexual activities will be less frequent.
One of the sexual disorders that is interesting for the scientists is so-called psycho-sexual aversion to sexual pleasure and lack of libido that manifests in refusal of any type of sexual contact with the partner.
In many cases these women were victims of sexual abuse at some point in their life. On the other hand, there are situations when the woman has unexplainable desire for sex most of the time – nymphomania. It is important to understand that these disorders are not organic.
The causes of sexual disorders can be numerous – somatic diseases (for example, one third of people suffering from diabetes have sexual disorders), alcohol abuse, drug abuse, decreased activity of the thyroid gland, abnormal anatomy of the vagina as a result of surgery, infections, use of medications etc.
Besides these somatic factors, mistakes made in the process of education at home and at school can lead to problems too.