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What are the reasons behind the lack of pleasure during sex for women?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There are many reaso: why sex may not be enjoyable. 1. One might not be emotionally ready for sexual activity. 2nd reason could be that one feels dirty or guilty (this may be especially so if one has religious prohibitions). 3rd reason is STRESS. If your mind is on other things it can be hard to relax & to be spontaneous. A 4th (& really BIG reason) is a relationship
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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problem with your partner. A 5th reason may be that you are not comfortable with your own body. A 6th reason may that you feel pain due to medical problems. A 7th reason can be fear of becoming pregnant. #8 – Some people are just naturally asexual (ie schizoid). 9. Having depression can reduce libido. 10. Some medications may decrease sex drive.
Jul 20, 2014

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