Types of female sexual issues
Where men, notoriously, have several much-talked-about conditions, including erectile dysfunction, rapid ejaculation issues, and penile deformities, women’s sexual issues remain somewhat less openly discussed. Nevertheless, females suffer from all kinds of sexual problems as well, which are categorized as follows:
- Enticement conditions (loss of interest in intercourse)
- Arousal conditions (negative thoughts related to intercourse)
- Orgasm conditions (difficulty reaching and extending orgasm)
- Pain in the intimate areas (vaginal dryness and tightness)
As a rule, these problems are related to a lack or absence of erotic drive, also referred to as low (insufficient) libido. Women may experience lack of desire in general or towards the current partner. The condition may arise due to the unfavorable genetic background or develop after a period of sexual functioning within normal limits. One of the main female hormones, estrogen is the culprit here; its low concentrations directly influence the female’s urge. Some precipitating factors include older age, pregnancy, depressive states, anxiety, and the use of certain medications such as SERIs.
In previous years, the term ‘frigidity’ was widely used for the description of such issues; currently, it’s disappearing from the medical lexicon (just like ‘impotence’ is not anymore in use for men). While impotence has reshaped as ED, a number of conditions have been determined to describe erotic coldness in females. Overall, women with this issue feel an aversion to their partner or demonstrate a tendency to avoid erotic contacts at all. Affected females may also find that no venereal pleasure/genital sensitivity; in some, however, arousal is present, accompanied by wetness.
Females suffering such medical conditions cannot achieve climax or experience an abnormally delayed climax. The basis is predominantly organic; it can be greatly synergized by coexisting illnesses or concurrent medications.
Pains of this kind are often caused by insufficient lubrication of the vagina during sex. This can happen due to a lack of stimulation or hormonal changes during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or menopause. Pain during intercourse can also occur because of vaginismus, a condition in which the vaginal wall muscles may spasm involuntarily. Why these spasms take place is unknown, but previous emotional traumas such as abuse or assault are considered a probable trigger for the condition.