Common Sexual Difficulties

Sexual difficulties are extremely common amongt men and women and are often associated with psychological factors (e.g. women who report dissatisfaction with relationships can also be more likely to report difficulty achieving adequate vaginal lubrication).

Considerable proportions of women report experiencing lack of interest in sex, lack of sexual enjoyment, feeling self-conscious of their body while having sex, performance anxiety, being unable to reach orgasm, pain during sex and problems with vaginal lubrication.

A significant proportion of men also reported lack of interest in sex. Other common sexual difficulties for men included erectile disorder, being unable to orgasm, premature ejaculation, performance anxiety, not finding sex pleasurable and self-consciousness about their bodies.

Despite the fact that there are many causes of diminished libido and sexual dysfunction in men and women, there are also many ways to increase libido and rekindle the joy of sex once you identify the problem. Dealing With Sexual Dysfunction All couples should be able to enjoy a healthy sex life, an important part of a relationship. If you are experiencing sexual dysfunction, bring up your concerns with your doctor. You can often correct your problem by:

– Getting an accurate diagnosis and the proper treatment of any underlying medical condition

– Talking to your partner openly about your sexual relationship

– Avoiding alcohol, smoking, and drug use

– Managing stress, anxiety, and depression

– Getting creative and re-energizing your sexual routine

Communication is key.It can rekindle the sparkle in the bedroom, so start by talking to your partner about physical and emotional intimacy. And, if you suspect a medical condition, talk to your doctor about what could be going on with your body.

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