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What are some sexual dysfunctions of females and their treatment methods?

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happy99 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted October 16, 2013 at 3:15 PM via web

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What are some sexual dysfunctions of females and their treatment methods?

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted October 17, 2013 at 4:44 AM (Answer #1)

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Female sexual dysfunctions in general are the physical incapability of women to experience fully or pleasurably sexual activity. These can occur in different stages (desire, arousal and orgasm) of the intercourse which can be tolerable, harmful or painful to women. 

  1. Inhibition of sexual desire - loss of desire to have intercourse. These can be due to different factors such as hormonal changes or imbalance, undergoing medical treatments, depression and stress, fatigue and other activities. Treatment of this type varies such as hormonal treatment, balanced diet, and change of lifestyle. Other case such as cancer treatment is hardly treated since medication cannot be stopped.
  2. Difficulty to be aroused - this is lack of physical arousal during intercourse. Probable cause is due to insufficient genital lubrication or low blood flow in the clitoris. Solution to this can be the use of lubricants, adequate stimulation and lifestyle changes (similar to number 1).
  3. Anorgasmia (lack of orgasm) - this is the inability of women to reach the climax during the sexual activity. These are rooted to psychological factors such as stress, guilt, trauma or anxiety. Some inexperienced women also experience this because of lack of knowledge. Researchers also found out that this can also happen when women have chronic diseases. 
  4. Painful intercourse - This is a physical condition where women is having difficulty in sexual activity because of pains. This may be due to certain diseases such as allergies, cysts (ovarian), endometriosis, and irritation due to poor lubrication, muscle contraction and presence of scar due to surgery. Pains can be attended when the cause of it is cured. 

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