Sexual Performance Problems
Admitting to yourself that you are ready to enjoy all that sex
has to offer does not necessarily mean you will right off the bat
have fulfilling and pleasurable intercourse. There are several things
that can derail a satisfying sexual experience for a women. For
many women the key to a good sex life comes from understanding your
own body, having a giving sexual partner (loving is also beneficial),
and being physically and mentally prepared for the experience.
Some causes of sexual anxiety, low sex drive, and lack of sexual
satisfaction in women include:
Mental or Psychological Barriers
Mental or psychological barriers can come in a variety of forms.
A woman may have trouble achieving orgasmic climax or even enjoying
sex if they have had a traumatic sexual experience in the past.
This may stem from a simple fear of pain due to penetration or from
severe traumatic event such as being molested as a child or raped.
Other things may also be causing a mental block to more enjoyable
sex. Sex may have become boring or too routine. There may be an
emotional conflict between you and your partner. Inadequate sexual
skills of your partner can make you hesitant about having sexual
contact. There may be a question about sexuality and sexual identity
that the person has yet to come to grips with.
Generalized fear can also complicate sex and sexual performance.
This could be fear relating to getting pregnant or contracting a
Unhealthy vices, lack of exercise or a good diet can all inhibit
sexual pleasure. Women who smoke, as well as men, can experience
sexual dysfunction problems. For women the hardening of the arteries
that is associated with smoking can also affect blood flow to the
vaginal tissue and prevent the normal swelling of tissue that occurs
during sexual arousal. Alcohol and drugs can also cause sexual dysfunction
Unfortunatley some prescription medications and over the counter
medications can interfere with sexual desire and performance. Some
high blood pressure medications have been found to reduce the amount
of vaginal lubrication a women forms. Some antidepressants and painkillers
have also been known to affect a women’s sexual response and
Hormonal changes can affect sexual performance in women. Hormonal
changes can be caused by a variety of factors ranging from thyroid
problems to transition into menopause.
Diseases that cause fatigue, such as heart disease, can generally
decrease your libido. Thyroid problems that affect your bodies hormonal
balance can also affect sex drive and desire.
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