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Women’s Sexual Performance Problems


What causes women's sexual performance problems?


Treatments for women's sexual anxiety and performance issues

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 disease.

Unhealthy Lifestyle
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 in women.

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 desires.

Hormonal Changes
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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