Female Sexual Problems
Female Sexual Arousal Disorder
American Medical Association has estimated that several
million US women suffer from what US doctors prefer to
call 'female sexual arousal disorder' or 'FSAD'.
Many women are troubled by lack of libido. It's important
to stress that many of these women have no problems with
having orgasms. However, they have no real sex drive;
they are simply not turned on by the prospect of lovemaking.
Fortunately, for many women, lack of libido is only a
temporary phenomenon. Some will get over it by themselves
- and many more can be helped by expert medical or psychosexual
What are the causes of lack of libido in women?
As is the case with men, lack of desire in women can be
of either physical or psychological origin.
Physical causes in females include:
· anaemia - which is very common in women, because of
iron loss during their periods (and in childbirth).
· drug abuse.
· Generalized disorders, such as diabetes.
· Post-baby coolness (PBC): this is the term we have coined
for the extremely common loss of libido that occurs after
childbirth. It is almost certainly linked to the violent
changes in hormones that occur at this time, though oddly
enough, no clear-cut changes in hormones have ever been
identified. The general trauma of childbirth also plays
a part - and after having a baby, many women are simply
too exhausted to think about sex!
· Prescribed drugs, particularly tranquillizers.
· hyperprolactinaemia - a rare disorder in which the pituitary
gland is overactive.
We haven't mentioned the menopause as a physical cause
of loss of desire. In fact - contrary to myth - it doesn't
usually cause loss of libido, and many women feel a lot
sexier (and have more orgasms) in the postmenopausal part
of their life.
These causes are all very common. It's entirely understandable
that when a woman is having a bad time emotionally, she
may lose interest in sex.
Psychological causes include:
· stress and overwork
· hang-ups from childhood
· past sexual abuse or rape
· latent lesbianism
· serious relationship problems with the husband/partner
· difficult living conditions - e.g. sharing a home with
parents or parents-in-law.
But a very good alternative is to go to a woman doctor
at a family planning clinic, for professional advice
Are there any remedies for loss of desire?
The big pharmaceutical companies are desperately searching
for a drug that will turn women on! So you need to sort
out - with the aid of an expert if necessary - what's
causing your loss of libido, and then take the appropriate
action. You can also take a number of dietary supplements
that are proven to help with loss of Libido.
Drugs like sildenafil (Viagra) have still not been shown
to help women with lack of desire, though there is some
evidence that they may have a beneficial 'local' effect
in increasing blood flow to the vagina and clitoris for
a few hours. They may also increase lubrication in some
Libido can be restored, although it may take more than
a Viagra-like aphrodisiac. With men, HSD is usually related
to an erection problem. But a woman's lack of sexual desire
is often more complex, and intertwined with many aspects
of her life.
Natural Cures For loss Of Libido
Many women need specific counseling and help to identify
the problem and then take appropriate action. There are
other women who simply can use herbal remedies and sexual
enhancers to help increase their libido.
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