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Female Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Health Issues
I'm going to get married soon and I have a few sexual health issues. I have weak erections and premature ejaculation problems and short erections?
Prep for a med eval: I recommend getting an eval from your doctor. Before your appt gather some info to share with your doc. 1. Is your erection harder in the morning or when masturbating? 2. Does premature ejaculation also occur with masturbating? This can help inform your doc. Finally, if this is interfering with your relationship, consider exploring this issue in couples counseling. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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
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
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
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
sexual pain disorders. ...Read more
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
Good question: Intrinsa is a testosterone skin patch designed by proctor ; gamble to treat female sexual dysfunction. It's available in europe and great britain -- only by prescription. The fda in the us rejected its application for fast-track approval. Research in the uk shows it has only moderate effectiveness: http://tinyurl. Com/mfuocuf female sexuality is very complex, and not limited to hormones. ...Read more
Sexual dysfunction: 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 ...Read more
Nothing!: Sexual dysfunction is very common - 25% of women will experience it at some point in time. There's nothing you did to cause it but there are certainly things to do to improve your situation. First, get a complete and thorough gyn exam to rule out infections, anatomy issues or hormonal problems. After that, a specialist in sexual therapy may be helpful. Most of all, keep talking to your partner. ...Read more
I would consult both your ob-gyne and a trained sex therapist. If you don't know of any in your area, you could consider contacting the aasect website (american association of sex educators, counselors and therapists).
Another internationalorganization to consider is isswsh which relates specifically to women's sexual health.
I belong to those organizations and have found them extremely helpful. ...Read more
I vote honesty: When I work w/ couples, I encourage them to keep it real. Honesty goes a long way for both you and your partner. Whether you 2 are talking about what happened at work or in the bedroom, honest communication impacts our relationships, ability 2 feel understood, etc. Consider consulting w/ your doc about your SD, and a psychologist to help you and your partner in the bedroom. Look into sex therapy. ...Read more
Possibly: This could possibly be a sexual dysfunction, but could also be related to depression. Medication use, or difficulty the relationship with your partner. Hoping your partner cares for your enjoyment as much as his or her own. You could meet with a psychologist or psychiatrist to discuss the problem -- evaluation is needed to move towards healthy solutions. ...Read more
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
Tantric sex yoga: This is an alternative therapy for sexual dysfunction in females. In this practice sex is a pathway to fulfilling your spiritual obligations to self and others. This is a form of yoga and is therapeutic in some women and involves massaging some parts of body which are acceptable to the massage giver and reciever. ...Read more
Sorry: However, my guess is that there are no proven herbal remedies or western medicine would have investigated them and they would be using them around the world. Physicians tend to demand clinical trials and proof before they recommend remedies. ...Read more
I don't know much about herbal medicine but don't have good insurance. Are there any plant treatments for female sexual dysfunction?
Can garlic can help with erectile dysfunction. I was wondering would it do the same for female sexual dysfunction?
Garlic ; ED: I found one very small study on the internet where 8 volunteers took 4 cloves of garlic per day, and noticed some improvement. Http://tinyurl. Com/ljk2xb however, there are no published controlled studies trying to answer this question -- so you could be an experiment of 1 if you try it. Make sure your sexual partner doesn't mind garlic breath, though. Best wishes. ...Read more
Broad question: "sexual health issues" references a broad range of topics that can occur in the male and female population, and range from adolescence to the geriatric population. Medical issues can include erectile dysfunction in males, and dyspareunia in females. A variety of medical specialists may encounter these issues including primary care/urologists/gynecologists. ...Read more
Decreased libido: The biggest sexual concerns of women with diabetes include decreased libido and increased risk of uti's and yeast infections, which can make intercourse painful. Good glucose control will decrease these risks as well as frequent checkups for diabetes and well woman exams. ...Read more
How can I maintain sexual health? Mean what diet and physical exercises should be practiced to prevent infertility and erectile dysfunction?
Avoid the causes...: To assess if one's erections have weakened, he should visit a primary doctor, who can check for possible causes: stress, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, low testosterone, artery disease, high cholesterol, smoking, older age, etc... Causes found can be treated to help make erections stronger, firmer, longer lasting. A urologist can evaluate. Meds like viagra, cialis, or Levitra (vardenafil) may help. ...Read more
Not likely!: Most low blood pressure readings are asymptomatic. Drs and nurses sometimes are suprised a a low but healthy reading and will voice that to the patient, who may become concerned. I have never heard of "hypotension" as a cause, per se. Many electrolyte problems can do this. Are you on a diuretic? Other drugs treating BP issues can cause sexual dysfunction. ...Read more
"sexual health issues" references a broad range of topics that can occur in the male and female population, and range from adolescence to the geriatric population. Medical issues can include erectile dysfunction in males, and dyspareunia in females. A variety of medical specialists may encounter these ...Read more
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