Sexual Dysfunction

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Being able to express our sexuality and experience it authentically is an essential part of overall health for women. We’ll all experience ups and downs in our enthusiasm for sexual intimacy and ability to enjoy it. However, long periods of being anorgasmic (not experiencing orgasm) or disinterested in sexual activity may indicate sexual health and wellness problems. If you’ve been experiencing difficulty becoming aroused or find sexual intimacy physically painful, it’s time to visit Summit Women’s And Wellness Medical Group in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

How Summit Can Help You Conquer Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction can take many forms, rooted in physical or psychological concerns. It can impact one or more members of an intimate relationship. Broadly speaking, sexual dysfunction refers to issues that prevent enjoyment during the sexual response cycle. There are four stages to this cycle, including:

  • Desire and Motivation
  • Arousal
  • Orgasm
  • Resolution

Difficulty with any of these aspects of sexual intimacy can indicate a form of sexual dysfunction. When these difficulties appear consistently, it’s time to speak to one of our professionals. There are many ways that sexual dysfunction can appear and even more reasons why the difficulty exists. These issues may appear before sex but can also occur during and after. There are four broad categories that sexual dysfunction falls into:

  • Anorgasmia: This is an orgasmic disorder that occurs when someone cannot reach orgasm.
  • Dyspareunia: Pain that occurs during intercourse
  • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: Unusually low sexual desire or drive
  • Sexual Arousal Disorder: Difficulty becoming interested in sex.

Current statistics reveal that sexual dysfunction occurs in approximately 30-40% of all women. The complaint usually involves a lack of desire to have sex. Sexual dysfunction tends to occur more frequently in older women but can impact anyone of any age. These conditions can occur intermittently or can become chronic.

Treatment of sexual dysfunction can involve numerous approaches. One of the most basic involves exploring new arousal techniques with your sexual partners. Changing up your sexual routine can be helpful, or including erotic materials or sensual activities. Counseling can be helpful regardless of the cause and is the most useful when the issues are psychological in origin. Hormone therapy, pain management, and various medications are also available to help you overcome sexual dysfunction.

Get Help From Summit Women’s And Wellness Medical Group

One of the most important things you can do to manage sexual dysfunction is to take steps to prevent it. This starts with a healthy diet, frequent exercise, and proper body weight management. Studies have shown that excessive use of drugs and alcohol can lead to problems with sexual health, as well. When symptoms appear, it’s time to contact our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, facility to schedule an appointment. You can call us at 909-736-9091 to arrange to meet with one of our sexual wellness professionals. We offer telemedicine services and in-office appointments so we can provide care in a convenient and effective way for you.