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Dr. Susan Feingold
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Female Sexual Dysfunction (Overview)

Female sexual dysfunction can result from a variety of medical and psychological issues, including menopause, which may cause vaginal atrophy from a lack of estrogen and other medical conditions. Psychologically there may also be a variety of causes from childhood trauma to prior experience with lack of trust or even feeling unattractive. You may want to ask a more specific question


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What can cause female sexual dysfunction?

What can cause female sexual dysfunction?

Many factors: There are many factors, but i would need to have more information about what sexual dysfunction you believe you have.. There are many types of problems, such as low desire level, arousal problems, orgasm difficulties and pain disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Feingold
45 doctors shared insights

Female Sexual Dysfunction (Overview)

Female sexual dysfunction can result from a variety of medical and psychological issues, including menopause, which may cause vaginal atrophy from a lack of estrogen and other medical conditions. Psychologically there may also be a variety of causes from childhood trauma to prior experience with lack of trust or even feeling unattractive. You may want to ask a more specific question


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What are the symptoms of female sexual dysfunction?

4 part definition: 1) lack or loss of desire to have sex 2) inability to become aroused or stay aroused despite interest in sex 3) inability to orgasm (anorgasmia) 4) pain during sexual relations go see your family physician for an evaluation and treatment if any or all the above is causing you distress. Don't listen or compare yourself to friends or magazines. If you're satisfied, there's nothing wrong w/you. ...Read more

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How is female sexual dysfunction diagnosed and treated?

See a Sex therapist: Female sexual dysfunction is diagnosed by an interview with a sex therapist or perhaps by your ob-gyne or pcp during an office visit. There are 4 categories of female sexual dysfunctions: hypoactive sexual desire disorder sexual arousal disorders orgasmic disorders sexual pain disorders. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor knows most about causes of female sexual dysfunction?

What kind of doctor knows most about causes of female sexual dysfunction?

Sex Therapists: Sex therapists who are highly qualified can be certified through an organization called AASECT. These professionals receive well over one hundred hours of training and supervision in their field. You can find an AASECT certified sex therapist at www.aasect.org ...Read more

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Treating Erectile Dysfunction (Checklist)

Avoid tobacco
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Lose weight if you're overweight
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Control your blood pressure
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Tantric sex or sex therapy as a treatment for female sexual dysfunction?

Both can be helpful: I would need to have more information about what the problem is, in order to direct you further. Both can be useful, depending on the problem. ...Read more

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Improving Sexual Performance (Checklist)

Communicate with your partner
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Practice -- sex improves through practice and communication
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Exercise -- better body image will improve your desire
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Intrinsadoes intrinsa can cure female sexual dysfunction?

Maybe: Sexual functioning is complex, and can be affected by numerous physiological and psychological factors. Your physician (primary care or obgyn) can help determine the cause and present treatment options. Testosterone levels are known to correlate with libido in both men and women, and some women's sex drives will increase with testosterone therapy. Discuss w/ your doc. ...Read more

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What can cause female sexual dysfunction?

Many factors: There are many factors, but i would need to have more information about what sexual dysfunction you believe you have.. There are many types of problems, such as low desire level, arousal problems, orgasm difficulties and pain disorders. ...Read more

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I need help with female sexual dysfunction?

I need help with female sexual dysfunction?

How dysfunctional?: Is this a new problem that may be related to relationship issues or to medication side effects, or is it long-standing from an early age? Female sexual dysfunction can be of several types, including lack of interest, inability to have an orgasm alone or with a partner, vaginal dryness, and pain upon penetration. Each type would be approached differently by either a gyn or sex therapist. ...Read more

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How do you define female sexual dysfunction?

Varies: Female sexual dysfunction can manifest as failure to become aroused / excited, failure to respond to stimulation after becoming aroused, and / or failure to reach orgasm. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of female sexual dysfunction?

Relationship failure: Female sexual dysfunction can be treated if a physical cause is determined by a gyn. If it is a psychological issue then psychotherapy is also helpful. Sexual expression is a barometer of the status and overall quality of a relationship and its' communication between the individuals. Relationship failures often ensue if not treated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of female sexual dysfunction?

4 part definition: 1) lack or loss of desire to have sex 2) inability to become aroused or stay aroused despite interest in sex 3) inability to orgasm (anorgasmia) 4) pain during sexual relations go see your family physician for an evaluation and treatment if any or all the above is causing you distress. Don't listen or compare yourself to friends or magazines. If you're satisfied, there's nothing wrong w/you. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is female sexual dysfunction?

What sort of disorder is female sexual dysfunction?

A very complex one: Fsd is a condition that is difficult to assess and even define. It can be due to one or many interacting causes. Treatment often involves mulltiple approaches including education, counseling, occasionally medication, etc. ...Read more

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Same causes for male and female sexual dysfunction?

Same causes for male and female sexual dysfunction?

There are many!: Hormonal, mood disorder, feeling unappreciated, anger, medications (aka Prozac (fluoxetine) type drugs). In men, metabolic sundrome related problems effect libido, as does smoking, adversely. ...Read more

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How is female sexual dysfunction diagnosed and treated?

See a Sex therapist: Female sexual dysfunction is diagnosed by an interview with a sex therapist or perhaps by your ob-gyne or pcp during an office visit. There are 4 categories of female sexual dysfunctions: hypoactive sexual desire disorder sexual arousal disorders orgasmic disorders sexual pain disorders. ...Read more

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Intrinsadoes intrinsa can cure female sexual dysfunction?

Maybe: Sexual functioning is complex, and can be affected by numerous physiological and psychological factors. Your physician (primary care or obgyn) can help determine the cause and present treatment options. Testosterone levels are known to correlate with libido in both men and women, and some women's sex drives will increase with testosterone therapy. Discuss w/ your doc. ...Read more

Premature Ejaculation (Definition)

Premature ejaculation occurs when a man has an orgasm sooner during intercourse (may occur before actual penetration) than he or his partner desires. It is often caused by anxiety, too much stimulation, guilt, ...Read more