• Do you suffer from sexual dysfunction?

    by Dr. Lori Sevald
    on Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Jul 22, 2015)

When people have a problem in their sexual life, they often don’t want to talk about it. Even in our modern world, with very few topics off limit, it can still be difficult to discuss troubles in the bedroom. But when it comes to your gynecologist, this should never be the case. Women are more likely than men to suffer from this problem and the more open you are about it, the easier it will be to resolve the issues behind it. Here are a few signs that you may have sexual dysfunction, and what you can do to take care of it.

You don’t have a desire to have intercourse

There are many reasons why you may not have the desire for intercourse. Changes in hormones, stress at work, or placing focus in other areas of your life like caring for your children, can be distracting. Take the time to look at what might be causing you to lose desire. Did you just change your career, or have you noticed you feel depressed sometimes? Whatever you discover, make sure you talk to your gynecologist about it at your next visit. They will be able to guide you in the right direction.

It becomes painful

It can seem hard to explain why intercourse can be painful. When this occurs, you should make an appointment with your gynecologist. They will be able to give you the proper tests to find out if you suffer from an ovarian cyst, a pelvic mass, sexually transmitted disease, etc. If something like this is the cause, you’ll want to know right away so you can work to relieve it.

Some women may feel painful intercourse due to traumatic events that happened in the past while others will have lubrication problems. Making this an open topic of discussion will allow you to have a better understanding of why the pain is occurring. That will be the first step in resolving the issue.

You don’t have orgasms

You may find that you get aroused, but it doesn’t last for the duration of intercourse. Once lost, it can be hard to get back. Some women discover that they don’t have organisms because they suffer from sexual anxiety. Certain medications can also play a role. Your gynecologist can tell you the different reasons why a lack of orgasm is happening to you. It can be as simple as learning more about yourself, and releasing your inhibitions.

Finding help

There are people you can talk to if you suffer from sexual dysfunction. If you have a friend or family member you trust, you can talk to them about it. You can also look for a support group. It can be difficult to admit, let alone notice when you are going through this time. But the most positive step you can take is to talk to your gynecologist about any issues you’re having. If you live in the Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, or West Palm Beach area, call us today at 561-434-0111. We’re here to help.

Author Dr. Lori Sevald

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