A woman’s sexual health is more important than you might think. It can influence general well-being, self-esteem and even their relationship with their partner. Sex is not just a way to reproduce. It can have a huge impact on a person’s physical and mental health, regardless of whether you are male or female. Unfortunately, detecting female sexual dysfunction has not received as much attention as it should. As a result of this, not many people know that it’s even a thing. That is quite unfortunate considering the devastating effects that it can have. Luckily, I’ve gathered up some information that can help anyone that wants to learn more about detecting female sexual dysfunction.
What is female sexual dysfunction?
Female sexual dysfunction is a disorder in which a woman experiences pain or discomfort during sexual response. Also, sexual thoughts and fantasies can diminish, or even completely disappear. And on top of that, relationships can be postponed or even avoided. In addition, those affected are unable to enjoy intercourse. This, in turn, affects the quality of life and personal relationships of the sufferer. In general, the four areas in which women are affected the most are desire, excitement, orgasm, and intercourse associated pain.
What causes female sexual dysfunction?
One of the most important steps in detecting female sexual dysfunction is knowing what can cause it in the first place.There are a lot of things that can lead to female sexual dysfunction. Some of them are the following:
- Physical factors – Some of the physical factors include surgical interventions, interferences with blood flow to the genital area, spinal lesions and physical damage.
- Other factors – Some other factors include changes in contraceptive methods, fatigue, stress, mood swings, obesity, relationship with the partner, traumatic sexual episodes, hormonal imbalances and certain diseases such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and depression. Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages and drugs may also cause loss of sexual desire.
Detecting female sexual dysfunction
When detecting female sexual dysfunction, there are a few things that you want to look out for that will help you out. The following are some of the main things to look out for:
Sexual arousal – During sexual arousal the clitoris is enlarged due to blood entering the area, the internal structure of the vagina lengthens and swells up at the top to accommodate penetration and there is an increase in vaginal lubrication too. When this process is not executed by the body, the woman suffers from sexual dysfunction.
Pain associated with intercourse – When the female begins to experience abnormal pain during intercourse, that is not a good sign. Quite often the main causes include inflammatory pelvic diseases, gynecological or pelvic surgery, vaginal tumors, endometriosis, urinary tract infections, lack of lubrication or and an array of sexually transmitted infections. If any you feel reoccurring consistent pain during intercourse, you should see a doctor right away to treat it.
Sparse pubic hairs – Having sparse pubic hairs can be a result of low estrogen levels. Low estrogen levels can lead to a decrease in sexual desire.
Well, there you go. Those are some of the signs to look out for when detecting female sexual dysfunction. I hope it can help you in some way.