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How do you define female sexual dysfunction?

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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Dr. Susan Feingold
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Female Sexual Dysfunction (Definition)

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


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What can you do for sexual dysfunction?

What can you  do for sexual dysfunction?

Depends on what kind: It's not really possible to answer your question without knowing what kind of sexual dysfunction you mean. Here's a link that lists lots of resources: http://www.Kinseyinstitute.Org/resources/sexlinks.Html#health. You can also go here: http://www.Aasect.Org/ to locate a professional sex therapist or sexuality counselor. ...Read more

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How do I know if my erectile dysfunction is physical or psychological?

How do I know if my erectile dysfunction is physical or psychological?

Ask yourself!: Are you anxious about your performance? I mean more so than average guy? Are you in a unhealthy relationship in which you're looking for a way out? Are you worried about work, money, family, friends, etc? Are you depressed? The above & more point towards a non-physical cause of ed. Smoking, drinking to excess, other illicit drugs, obesity, diabetes, high BP & cholesterol etc point to physical. ...Read more

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Can you please define erectile dysfunction?

Can you please define erectile dysfunction?

Unable to get hard: Ed is sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual performance. You need evaluation and if you are of afvanced age, i would have your pcp check your heart. ...Read more

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How can I maintain sexual health? Mean what diet and physical exercises should be practiced to prevent infertility and erectile dysfunction?

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

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How do you treat male impotency problems?

Erectile Dysfunction: I assume you're referring to erectile dysfunction (if not, please re-post your question & be more specific as impotency is vague term). Before discussing treatment, need to uncover cause. Stress, depression, medications, diabetes, tobacco, etc. Viagra (sildenafil) & its competitors are very effective, albeit expensive. Several forms of alprostadil are available, too. Don't forget vacuum pumps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have erectile dysfunction at age 16?

What to do if I have erectile dysfunction at age 16?

Here are some ...: The occurrence of ED is uncommon for an average healthy 16- or 32-yr man. If indeed present, I would first look into situational mental stress or overrunning himself with 3-4 masturbations or intercourses within 1-2 days with success in the 1st or 2nd and failure in 3rd or 4th attempts due to ignoring the expected refractory period after each ejaculation. If not resolved after resting, see Doc ... ...Read more

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How do you get over sexual harassment psychological effects?

How do you get over sexual harassment psychological effects?

Psychotherapy: First you need to be in a safe place, where this harassment is not continuing -- or have reported the problem to officials who can stop the harassment. If you're still in the same situation you'll be re-experiencing the same treatment. Psychotherapy with a trustworthy therapist can help you process your emotions and move forward. The aim is recovery of your resilience and hope. ...Read more

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Does anti depersent medicine cause a women to lose sexual desire? What are the names and what can you do to get sexual desire back?

Does anti depersent medicine cause a women to lose sexual desire? What are the names and what can you do to get sexual desire back?

Yes: Almost all the ssri's can cause sexual dysfunction in both males and females - those are medications like prozac, zoloft, paxil (paroxetine). There are some other medications that her doctor can use to counter act the effects or possibly a switch to another type of anti-depressant. ...Read more

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How do you measure sexual desire?

Scales are availabe: There are scales one can take which can attempt to give a quantitave measure for sexual desire. For example, this sexual desire scale http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22376073. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a female to male sex change work?

Can you tell me how a female to male sex change work?

Testosterone in adeq: If T Rx is adequate you will develop deeper voice, body hair with treatment. T works well and facially and a chest with breasts removed make you look like a male. ...Read more

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How do you doctors feel about female circumcision or female genital cutting?

How do you doctors feel about female circumcision or female genital cutting?

I see it as horrific: As well as physically, emotionally and spiritually damaging to the victims. ...Read more

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How do you feel about female circumcision or female genital cutting?

How do you feel about female circumcision or female genital cutting?

Female genital cut: I view it as a tragic statement about how women are viewed & treated in many areas of the world. The practice of infibulation (sewing together vulva) is done to enforce chastity & fidelity. Removal of portions of female genitalia is often done as they are viewed as dirty and ugly. The females are seen as unmarriageable & of lower status if they have not been circumcised. This practice results in. ...Read more

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I want to know who determines the sex gendere the man or woman?

I want to know who determines the sex gendere the man or woman?

XX or XY: In very general terms, the father does, by either providing a y chromosome (male) or an x chromosome (female). ...Read more

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Can garlic can help with erectile dysfunction. I was wondering would it do the same 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

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What can you do to cure sexual performance anxiety, naturally?

What can you do to cure sexual performance anxiety, naturally?

Sex therapy: There are actually folks who specialize in this area and they are called sex therapists. As performance anxiety is quite common, a good sex therapist should be quite well versed at addressing your concerns and issues. I also suggest finding a patient partner. Share your concerns with he or she in an open and honest manner. Most people are more understanding than many might think. ...Read more

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Do you think having sex for too long will cause erectile dysfunction?

Do you think having sex for too long will cause erectile dysfunction?

No: Not going to happen! You may get tired and chafed, but it shouldn't hurt your penis irreversibly. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm recently diagonised with severe ocd(obsessive compulsive disorder). I don't know how to control sexual problems?

What to do if i'm recently diagonised with severe ocd(obsessive compulsive disorder). I don't know how to control sexual problems?

OCD: Inability to control sexual problems can lead to potentially serious psychosocial consequences, not only for you, but for others. Seek counseling to start managing the OCD and your sexual problems. ...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