Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction refers to a problem that prevents an individual or couple from wanting or enjoying sexual activity and satisfaction. Research suggests sexual dysfunction is common, occurring in about 40% of women.  

Types of Sexual Dysfunction

Desire Disorder

Low sexual desire is a persistent loss of interest for sexual activity.

Arousal Disorder

Similar to impotence in men, arousal disorder is characterized by an inability to become aroused and maintain sexual excitement, despite sexual stimulation. 

Orgasmic Disorder

When a woman either has no orgasms, has orgasms that are delayed longer than preferred, or has difficulty reaching orgasm, she may be experiencing an orgasm disorder.

Pain Disorders

Dyspareunia is persistent, difficult, or painful intercourse that can occur during initial penetration or deep penetration.

Vaginismus is involuntary spasms of the muscles of the vaginal wall that can cause pain during penetration. 

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Please remember this information is intended for educational purposes only and should not substitute medical advice from a healthcare provider.