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Sexual Arousal In Women
Is there a difference between the erections we get ourselves on our own and the erections we get from sexual arousement from women? Blood flow differ?
The level of: arousal may differ between spontaneous or self-induced erections and those experienced in response to a partner. This can change intensity, thought patterns, and subjective experience but the physiology is the same. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Testosterone: A small amount in cream form can be used. However, to prevent strophic vaginitis, an estrogen must be used, and with Progesterone if the uterus is intact. You should get total and free testosterone before and after treatment is started. I have treated hundreds of women in various combinations of this regimen. Only a few have quit! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Marriage Counseling: Sexual arousal disorders are the most difficult to treat. When you add depression it becomes even harder as most of the anti-depressants have sexual side effects. Of course there may be many causative factors, but generally, there are issues within your relationship that must be dealt with- see a sex therapist, but expect that your doctor will ask a lot of questions about your marriage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The great mystery: "a woman needs a reason to have sex, a man just needs a place." simplistic, but basically true. There's no justifying, explaining or trying to understand it. If you're a man, try to be a gentleman at all times, ask what makes her happy (u can't always tell), and if it's a relationship, make it clear how important it is. If you're a woman, be quality and only accept a man who truly makes you happy. ...Read more
Emotion = arousal: Our emotions are tied to our sexual function, especially arousal, more so in women than in men. When we're angry & frustrated w/our partner, we're less inclined to be interested in sex. When we're worried about or distracted by something, we're less interested. Men are just a bit more crude and have less of a direct connection between emotion & arousal that is more easily overridden. ...Read more
For the last two years unable to experience sexual arousal or a desire for sex.Not on any meds except for 100 mgs/day of lamictal. 23 yr old female.
Lamictal & libido: In clinical studies, Lamictal was associated with decreased libido in a very small percentage (.1 - 1%) of patients. However, these results are hard to interpret since most were taking other medications besides lamictal. I would wonder about other reasons for your decreased interest in sex -- such as depression, perhaps. Please discuss this with your doctor so possible causes can be explored. ...Read more
PSAS: Involuntary genital and clitoral arousal unrelated to subjective feelings of sexual desire which persists despite one or more orgasms and which usually feels intrusive and unwanted. ...Read more
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