Did you know that 40% of women worldwide complain of issues with sexual function? According to a study up to 43% of these women struggle with low sexual desire and up to 41% with an inability to achieve orgasm (Journal of the American Medical Association, Feb. 10, 1999).
This issue among women is much more common than one would think based on the little attention it receives.
Let’s talk about what causes decreased libido
Women often times want a quick fix to sexual issues; unfortunately sexual dysfunction is determined by multiple factors that can include psychological problems such as depression and anxiety, conflict within a relationship, fatigue, stress, lack of privacy, prior experiences, medications and physical issues that may lead to pain with intercourse.
Age can be a factor associated with sexual dysfunction in women, but it isn’t normally the main or singular issue.
Commonly, decreased libido for women could happen during the postpartum period, after childbirth. It is true that pain experienced initially with intercourse after childbirth can lead to sexual dysfunction, but most of the time the stress of a growing family and the fatigue associated with carrying for a baby are more prevalent factors. Pain with intercourse after childbirth can also be related to vaginal dryness that occurs frequently while breastfeeding.
Another stage of life commonly associated with decreased libido is menopause, most commonly associated with vaginal dryness and painful intercourse because of decreased estrogen levels may be to blame.
Common diseases that have been linked to sexual dysfunction in women include high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer treatment, depression and anxiety. This is related to both the side effects of medications used to treat these medical issues as well as nerve disruption related to the diseases themselves.
Talk to your doctor
It is important to discuss with your doctor about any issues that you may have with sexual function.
Depending on the issues surrounding the cause for sexual dysfunction, treatment may be multifocal.. This often can include counseling with a couples and or sex therapist and/or psychotherapy.
And, now, Intensity, the first pelvic floor exerciser, is scientifically designed to help a woman regain her sexual health in the privacy of her own home. No more having to go to a pelvic floor physical therapist. Mild stimulation combined with an active resistance balloon exercises the pelvic floor muscles while calming and relaxing those same muscles and reducing pain.
Muscle stimulation also dramatically increases blood flow to the pelvic floor, stimulating glands that secrete necessary lubrication.
A fit pelvic floor results in a more pleasurable intercourse experience with your partner.
The gentle massage of the internal muscle stimulation combined with vibration of the external clitoris and internal clitoris root results in a positive pleasurable experience.
Also, lifestyle changes that decrease stress and fatigue can be very useful, exercise can be very rewarding for overall health, decreasing fatigue and improving body image.
Sexual dysfunction can be caused by relationship issues, but can also be the cause of relationship issues. Don’t ignore it. Communication with your partner is very important in the process of improving libido. Let Intensity help improve your intimate relationship.