Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is an issue that can happen during any part of the sexual activity in females, it prevents the person from having a pleasurable experience. The recent data shows that sexual dysfunction, in general, is shockingly widespread (54% of females and 29% of males reported at least some degree), but only a small number of people are willing to open up about any of this. In this article, we are going to quickly educate you on the subject of FSD, its various types, how it’s diagnosed and treated. By spreading the info and raising awareness, we’re hoping to empower women who suffer from it.
FSD is normally split into 4 types:
- Pain disorders – characterized by painful sensations during the intercourse;
- Orgasm disorders – characterized by the inability to climax;
- Arousal disorders – characterized by the lack of sexual arousal and/or excitement during sexual activity;
- Desire disorders – characterized by the lack of interest in sex.
There are various ways of diagnosing sexual issues in women, your MD might start by evaluating your reproductive organs to detect any oddities/injuries/changes. The doctor may also conduct various other tests to rule out diseases that might’ve caused the dysfunction. One more possibility is the evaluation of your opinions regarding sex. The doctor might ask you about stress factors, fear, abuse, relationship issues, along with your alcohol intake and many other things.
After that, your MD should be able to come up with a treatment that will be able to tackle the underlying issue(s). Most common treatment can be split into 2 different categories:
- Non-medical treatments include:
Counseling, lifestyle changes, using a lubricant, using a device that stimulates the clitoris.
- Medical treatments include:
Estrogen treatment, Lady Viagra, Osphena, androgen therapy, Addyi.
Please remember that female sexual dysfunctions of any kind are entirely treatable in most of the cases. You should not hesitate to seek treatment if needed.