The classic disorders of female s*xual function are briefly defined below:

Female s*xual arousal disorder: a s*xual dysfunction involving failure by a female either to attain or maintain lubrication and swelling during s*xual activity after adequate stimulation

s*xual aversion disorder feelings of repugnance for and active avoidance of private part s*xual contact with a partner, causing substantial distress or interpersonal difficulty.

hypoactive s*xual desire disorder a s*xual dysfunction consisting of persistently or recurrently low level or absence of s*xual fantasies and desire for s*xual activity.

s*xual pain disorders s*xual dysfunctions characterized by pain associated with intercourse; it includes dyspareunia and vaginismus not due to a general medical condition.

Female orgasmic disorder is the persistent or recurrent inability of a woman to have an climax (climax or s*xual release) after adequate s*xual arousal and s*xual stimulation

s*xual activity includes many intimate activities, such as fondling, self-stimulation, oral s*x, vaginal penetration and intercourse. Every woman differs in her s*xual interest, response and expression. A woman’s feelings about se*uality can change according to the circumstances and stages of her life.

Causes of s*xual dysfunctions can be psychological, physical or . to interpersonal relationships or sociocultural influences.

Psychological causes include:

stress from work or family responsibilities
concern about s*xual performance
unresolved s*xual orientation issues
. traumatic s*xual or physical experience
body image and self-esteem problems

Physical causes include:

heart disease
liver disease
kidney disease
pelvic surgery
pelvic injury or trauma
neurological disorders
medication side effects
hormonal changes, including those . to pregnancy and menopause
thyroid disease
alcohol or drug abuse

Influences of interpersonal relationship include:

partner performance and technique
lack of a partner
relationship quality and conflict
lack of privacy

Sociocultural influences include:

inadequate education
conflict with religious, personal, or family values
societal taboos
Treating s*xual Dysfunctions

An honest talk with your partner can relieve concerns and clear up disagreements or conflicts. It is important to discuss your s*xual needs and concerns. If the s*xual problem persists, please discuss your concerns with your health care professional. Most s*xual problems can be treated.


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