Female Sexual Dysfunction: How Common Is This?

Today, let’s talk about female sexual dysfunction.

Unfortunately, this is an issue that many are afraid to voice but it is actually more common than one may think. A study performed showed that approximately 185 (46.2%) women reported sexual dysfunction and this increased with age from 22% in women aged <20 years to 75.7% in women aged 40-50 years (Jaafarpour et al., 2013).

We live in a society where everything is sexualized, and women are portrayed to be able to act and be sexual the majority of the time and this is just not realistic for many. This portrayal of sexualized women makes it difficult for those who are struggling to voice their issues and concerns and seek help.

Today, we tell you there is no shame in this. Many women struggle and many need help to be able to feel how they want to feel. Many times, it isn’t one’s fault. Fault can be found in hormonal imbalances and even past unresolved traumas.

Tips:

  1. This may sound un-romantic but having an intimacy schedule relieves pressure placed on one when in comes down to having sexual encounters. No more “should I make the approach now?”, “Do you think he may be too busy right now”, “I don’t know if it’s too early.”. Just make a schedule and go for it!
  2. Another tip would be to seek help in exploring things that may have occurred in the past that could of caused a sexual aversion such as trauma, painful first sexual encounter, vaginal dryness, pain during intercourse, etc. The good thing is that there are methods to mitigate all of these circumstances so have hope in that fact.
  3. There are some herbals that can help improve libido including Ashwagandha and Saffron.
  4. Lastly, low libido may also be related to a hormonal imbalance and professional help is needed to find that imbalance and address it with hormonal replacement.


Seek help, there is no shame in it. Today is the day that the stigma of sexuality is crumbled; don’t allow that to affect your intimate life. Call (863) 358-0500 or visit orionhealthwellness.com to make an appointment and improve your quality of life today.

Reference:

Jaafarpour, M., Khani, A., Khajavikan, J., & Suhrabi, Z. (7 Dec 2013). Female dysfunction: prevalence and risk factors. Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research, (12), 2877-2880. Retrieved from 1e14eb3fbd8811ecbc25a4bb8b4af605