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What are Sexual Disorders in Women?

Sexuality is of great importance for the physical and mental well-being of every person. However, many couples see themselves exposed to increasing pressure to perform with regard to their sexual "functioning". In part, it is the media that convey a myth of everlasting passion and the image of an ideal sexual partner. As openly and often as sexual issues are discussed there, many couples deal with their own problems in the bedroom without speech and helplessness. Fears of failure, mutual blame, or partner withdrawal can set in motion a cycle that leads to the development of a sexual disorder.

It is not easy to say when a sexual disorder occurs. The range of "normal" sexuality is wide - the transition to a sexual disorder is fluid. Many factors influence sexual perception. Tension, stress, fatigue, anxiety, insecurity, physical illnesses or problems in a partnership can lead to women in particular, that they lose the pleasure in sex.

Little research on sexual disorders in women

In contrast to sexual disorders in men, sexual disorders in women have so far received little interest from research and the public. Overall, women seem to suffer from sexual problems even more often than men. Surveys show that sexual problems occur at least temporarily in around 43% of women, although these are not automatically functional disorders that require treatment. For the doctor, the individual level of suffering and the degree of interpersonal difficulties are decisive criteria for the diagnosis.

The most common sexual disorders are a lack of interest in sex, difficulty having an orgasm, and uncomfortable sensations or pain during intercourse. Almost every third woman reports that she has no desire for sexual activity, at least for a period of time. Sexual arousal disorders occur in around 11% of women. Around every fourth woman has orgasm inhibitions, 5% state that they have never experienced an orgasm. Around 10% of women experience pain during intercourse and an even larger proportion say they find sex uncomfortable.

Sexual disorders often put a great strain on the relationship. For some women, negative experiences lead to the development of a bigger problem, and withdrawal from the partner sets in motion a vicious cycle. If the individual level of suffering is very high, this can lead to considerable self-doubt and even the development of depression. Women often only seek professional help when a partnership threatens to break up. Many do not know who to turn to with their problems or remain silent out of fear or shame. The gynecologist should always be the first point of contact if you have serious sexual problems.

Author (s): äin-red