Female Sexual Problems

Female Sexual Arousal Disorder

The 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 advice.

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.

Psychological causes

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 women.

Libido Reclaimed

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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