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Sexual Dysfunction In Men And Women: Overview

What Is Sexual Dysfunction?

Sexual Dysfunction is described as having difficulty with sexual activity at any stage.

This can include issues with:

  • Arousal
  • Physical performance
  • Physical pleasure
  • Orgasm ability

It Is Common

It is fairly well known that people who have issues with sex cannot enjoy sex completely. This is because they could feel pain or shame due to these problems. Having sexual problems can be embarrassing.

People don’t talk about sexual dysfunction other than to joke. But it is normal for everyone to go through it at some point. There is nothing shameful about it.

Having sexual dysfunction is definitely common. Problems may just be a one-time thing, like the first time having sex. Problems can also be a regular occurrence. But they are only really a problem if they keep you from enjoying sex.

Male Sexual Dysfunction

Men and women have different sexual experiences and different problems. With men, the issues they face usually involve libido, erections, and ejaculation.

  • Libido.

A low libido means that they have lost the urge or desire for sex. This could be because of stress at work or at home. It could also be because of age, or it could become of emotional problems such as anxiety or depression.

  • Erectile Dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction presents itself in two different ways. It not only means a man may have issues getting an erection. It also means they could have trouble keeping it up. This means they may have difficulty with sex and penetration.

There are different factors to why this could be a problem. Sometimes it is physical related. This means they may have an unhealthy style of living or even high blood pressure. They may drink too much alcohol or have too many drugs. Some side effects of prescriptions are erectile dysfunction.

Another reason is psychological factors. They aren’t always issues that last long. They can include problems like anxiety, relationship issues or stress.

  • Ejaculation.

Ejaculation issues present as a problem with being able to ejaculate normally upon orgasm. This can involve many different issues like delayed ejaculation, premature ejaculation, or retrograde ejaculation.

Delayed – is when a man has a delay in his ability to ejaculate or cannot ejaculate at all.

Premature – this is the one most prevalent. It is when a man ejaculates too soon during sex.

Retrograde – this is not as common. It is when a man either does not produce semen or produces cloudy urine after sex. This is due to semen traveling back into the bladder instead of out of the urethra.

Female Sexual Dysfunction

Women experience sexual dysfunction as libido issues, orgasm issues, or pain during sex.

  • Libido

A low libido means that they have lost the urge or desire for sex. This could be because of stress at work or at home. It could also because of pregnancy, drug use, or even menopause. Or it could become of emotional problems such as anxiety or depression.

  • Orgasm Issues.

Orgasms are considered important to many women’s sexual experiences. Being unable to have an orgasm can ruin women’s sex lives. There isn’t a reason physically why a woman couldn’t have an orgasm.

  • Pain During Sex.

This is also known as dyspareunia. It is pain during or after sex. Usually penetrative sex. It could be due to lack of lubrication, medical issues, or if there is a problem in the vagina already. It is especially common after menopause.

It can also be because of psychological issues like having not had sex before or history with men.  There are also other physical issues that this can be a symptom of, such as endometriosis or sexual trauma.