All you need to know about female sexual disorders

Sexual problems in females are very prevalent and commonly associated with physiological concerns and the quality of life. Many women experience problems with sexual function at some point. Female sexual dysfunction can occur at any stage of life

Female sexual disorders (FSD) include :

  •  Sexual desire disorders
  • Lack of interest in sex
  • Unable to achieve orgasm

Sexual pain disorders :

  • Dyspareunia: Pain during intercourse
  • Vaginismus: Painful spasmodic involuntary vaginal contractions

 Risk Factors for FSD

Dr O.B. Pataskar

 Psychological factors :

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Persistent daily and acute stress
  • Individual and partners variables such as history of abuse, self-esteem, relationship conflict, lack of intimacy or trust, poor sexual stimulation, partners sexual dysfunction and inadequate sexual knowledge

 Sexual or Emotional Abuse

  • Child abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Rape
  • Sexual exploitation

 Organic factors

  • Addiction like Alcohol, smoking, marijuana, tobacco , LSD, etc
  • Pollution
  • Food habits,


  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy

Life style modification :

No smoking, consuming tobacco, alcohol or substance abuse, weight loss, controlling diabetes, blood pressure, exercise and following a healthy diet

The author of is a MBBS, MD and a Consultant in sexual medicine

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