Female Sexual Arousal Disorder

When we are sexually stimulated, our bodies normally respond with vasocongestion, which produces vaginal lubrication in the female.

FemaleSexualArousalDisorderWomen with sexual arousal disorders fail to achieve or sustain the lubrication for sexual activity. Or they lack the feelings of sexual pleasure or excitement that normally accompany sexual arousal.

In some cases it may be lifelong or develop over a period of time. In other cases difficulties are pervasive and occur during both masturbation and sex with a partner. More often they occur in certain situations, meaning with some partners and not with others, or during intercourse but not during oral sex or masturbation.
Female sexual arousal disorder often accompanies other sexual disorders such as sexual desire or orgasmic disorders.

Common Causes to Female Sexual Arousal Disorders

  • Neurological
  • Vascular
  • Hormonal problems that interferes with the lubrication or swelling response of the vagina to sexual stimulation
  • Past sexual traumas
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Fear of letting go
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship problems
  • Biological factors can also play a causal role

It may have a physical cause, therefore a thorough evaluation by a medical specialist (gynecologist ) is recommended.

If you are experiencing sexual arousal distress and would like to make and appointment or seek further information please email info@sexualhealthrelationshipswa.com.au.

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