Most Common Women’s Sex Problems

Most Common Women’s Sex Problems

Most Common Women's Sex Problems

By Dr Shirish C. MaldeSexology

Sex problems can be very frustrating; apart from hampering your sex life, they can also negatively affect your relationship. In women, age plays a role in various sexual problems such as impaired arousal, low libido, pain during sex and an inability to reach orgasm.

Common sexual problems that a woman may encounter are:

  1. Dry Vagina: Menopause and hormonal imbalance are the primary causes for a dry vagina. Dry vagina causes lubrication problems, often making sex a painful chore. It may also be triggered by medications, dehydration and breastfeeding. You can counter the problem by using external lubricants during sex.
  2. Low Libido: Low libido or lack of desire to have sex is caused by exhaustion, birth control medications, anti-depressants or conflicts in your personal relationships. Whether the cause is physical or psychological in nature, it is important to nip it in the bud.
  3. Unable to reach an orgasm: An inability to orgasm can affect a woman because of various causes such as aging or other psychological problems. It is often observed that young women in the age group of 20-24 years may often have trouble reaching an orgasm as they are more likely to indulge in casual sex which, in turn, decreases the chances of orgasm.
  4. Pain During Sex: Pain during sex can occur in the clitoris, vagina or the labia during sexual intercourse. The causes of pain during sex can be a dry vagina, urinary tract infections and psychological problems. It is imperative that you identify the cause of the pain and get treated accordingly.

How Are Female Sexual Problems Treated?

The ideal approach to treating sexual problems in women involves a team effort between the woman, doctors, and trained therapists. Most types of sexual problems can be corrected by treating the underlying physical or psychological problems. Other treatment strategies focus on the following:

  • Providing education.
  • Enhancing stimulation.
  • Providing distraction techniques.
  • Encouraging non-coital behaviors.
  • Using Positions that minimize pains.