For years now, men have had a choice of solutions to treat sexual problems, such as decline in libido. Unfortunately, while women, too suffer from these sexual problems, many actually aren’t aware that they do, much less that they have options to help them.
In fact, women have more potential for developing sexual dis-satisfaction and lack of interest, making them candidates for sexual dysfunction. This has been recorded in several surveys and studies done by medical practitioners. If a woman’s sexual dysfunction and dissatisfaction continues, and gradually engulf her entire sex life, her relationship with her man might eventually turn into an end. Unravelling the reasons behind the downfall of a woman’s libido should be considered especially because there are factors that should be treated immediately.
There are certain physical changes and conditions that contribute to the derailing of women’s libido such as pregnancy. During pregnancy, hormonal changes take place and affect a woman’s physical and emotional make-up, which in the process, lead her to developing a new temporary outlook on sex. Many women think that having sex while conceiving is perilous to the baby. Their growing tummy is also seen as a discomfort.
Also, if the ovaries of a woman stop secreting oestrogen, a hormone that serves as a lubricant, she may develop vaginal dryness that makes the sexual activity uncomfortable and sometimes painful. This condition is more common to older people especially those who have reached their menopausal period. In turn, this hormonal change leads a woman to anticipate the intercourse with less vigour and interest. Now, when a lady suffers from an illness, she does not have the slightest interest in sex. Even the mildest illnesses such as headache or cold impede her sexual desire. But the more serious ailments such as arthritis, diabetes, and kidney diseases affect her hormonal balance, mobility, and vaginal lubrication.
When a woman’s emotional condition is unstable her libido often suffers. Anxiety and stress are good examples of such emotional instability. If a woman is preoccupied with concerns such as career, home responsibilities, and social life, her tendency is to easily get exhausted and have less time and energy for a sexual activity. Having sex, then, occupies the bottom part of her priority list. Depression and low self-esteem, meanwhile, are generally behavioural problems but enormously influence the sex drive of most women. For instance, if a lady sees herself too lousy or even worse, unattractive, she may gradually lose her interest in sex. These conditions are sometimes short-term and often caused by menstruation or mood swings.
On the other hand, a traumatic experience, like sexual abuse – or worse, rape, may get in the way of her desire to perform sex. If this remains untreated, she may view sex as a horrifying experience and might avoid it altogether. This is sometimes seen as a psychological problem, not a sexual abnormality; but just the same, this condition affects her sexual performance.
Another factor is the condition of the relationship of the couple. A good relationship tremendously increases the libido of a woman. But if both are frustrated with each other especially, the tendency is to have less and less desire for sexual relations. This includes problems that do not occur only in bed; in fact, these are commonly as big as the sexual issues. There are also concerns that are not recognized by both individuals and if these are left unresolved, their sexual lives will suffer in the long run.
If a woman has a decline in libido, her natural reaction is to blame herself and feel guilty because she may think she is not functioning well as a sexual being. But there are common ways to battle this sexual dysfunction such as seeing a doctor or counsellor. These experts will do a series of tests to discover the underlying factors like vitamin deficiency, hormonal imbalance, and psychological problems. Consulting sex therapists also proves to be an efficient remedy since they are trained to identify and address sexual problems through providing couples with responsiveness strategies.
If addressed promptly and effectively, low libido among women may thwart in number. Here lies the responsibility of every woman to understand the underlying reasons and to figure out the best method to combat her sexual dysfunction. After all, she owes to herself and to her partner a fulfilled, intimate, and enjoyable sexual relationship.