Female Sexual Problems
You may have seen increasing references to Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) over the last years –but what does it mean? FSD is an umbrella term that refers to the range of sexual difficulties experienced by women, and is often classified under
four broad headings:
A brief overview of the first three categories is given below. If you are experiencing pain during sex, or if the pain is preventing you from having sex, see “Overcoming Vaginismus” and “Vulval Problems and Painful Sex”. Of course, it should be recognised that the four categories of female sexual dysfunction – desire, arousal, orgasmic or pain disorders – do not exist in isolation from one another. If sex is not enjoyable because it is painful, frustrating or boring, then any desire to repeat the experience will diminish. Fortunately, the opposite is also true: good sexual experiences often lead us to want
more, which means that, with patience and effort, problematical patterns can be reversed.
1. Lack of sexual desire.
2. Difficulties in becoming aroused
3. Lack of ability to orgasm
4. Painful sex.