Sexual problems, just like with any disease, can hit both men women at some point in their lives. Such kind of problems becomes stumbling blocks for anyone from enjoying sex and even experiencing sex. While sexual problems involve loss of interest in sex and low libido, there are other forms that this category covers that you might have less knowledge with.
By definition, sexual problem or sexual dysfunction as others would call it, is a problem that affects the sexual response of one or both partner/s, preventing them from experiencing the satisfaction and utmost pleasure during sex. Sexual dysfunctions are common problems that affect many men and women. According to studies, sexual problems affect more women than men.
Male Sexual Problems
- Erectile dysfunction which is also called impotence is a sexual dysfunction that involves the inability of men to achieve or maintain an erection long enough for intercourse. There are a lot factors that contribute to the problem. Certain diseases could cause erectile dysfunction, and they include diabetes, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, and nerve disorders. Erectile dysfunction could also be caused by psychological factors such as depression, stress and anxiety about sex. Peyronie’s disease and certain medications are also possible causes.
- Ejaculation disorder is a condition that comes in three different forms: premature ejaculation, inhibited/retarded ejaculation and retrograde ejaculation. Premature ejaculation is the condition when a man ejaculates before penetration or within two minutes of penetration. Inhibited/retarded ejaculation is where the ejaculation of man is too slow. Lastly, retrograde ejaculation is when the ejaculate is pushed back to the bladder rather than into the urethra.
- Low or loss of libido refers to the decrease in interest in sexual activity or loss of sexual desire. Psychological factors like depression and physical factors such as diabetes could cause one to have decreased libido. Decrease in testosterone has also been seen as cause of low libido.
Female Sexual Problems
- Anorgasmia is a sexual dysfunction where one cannot attain orgasm or climax. Chronic disease and certain medication such as anti-depressants could contribute to this sexual problem. Psychological factors also play a part in causing this condition including anxiety, guilt, or past sexual trauma.
- Vaginal dryness is one of the main causes of a painful sex for women. Vaginal dryness could affect the arousal and libido or sexual desire of a woman. This is a sexual condition often experienced by menopausal women but can also be caused by psychological issues such as anxiety about sex.
- Low Libido: Like men, women also get to experience low libido at some point. Low libido in women is usually caused by a decrease in the levels of estrogen in the female body. Medication like antidepressants and psychological factors contributes as well.
Although these conditions affect a large number of individuals, fear not any of them because help will always come your way. Consider this an unsolicited piece of advice: do not lose hope. Discuss the status of your sexual relationship with your partner, consult your doctor or a sex therapist for an accurate diagnosis, live a healthy life, fight psychological problems, try something new and be the best that you can be.