Female sexual dysfunction is not a small problem: 50% of women experience some degree of low libido and dysfunction. Female Sexual Arousal Disorder occurs in 5% of women, which may not sound like a lot, but when you think about it, that is 1 in 20. Women who suffer from sexual arousal disorder may want to have sex but have much difficulty finding the pleasure of arousal. Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (or Low desire) is another type of sexual dysfunction experienced by women. Approximately 10% of women suffer with this problem. Another sexual disorder women may experience is Female Orgasmic Disorder. This is when a woman can become sexually aroused but has great difficulty achieving or cannot achieve an orgasm.
Low desire occurs in approximately 5% of the female population. Lastly, dyspareunia is a condition where the woman experiences real pain with intercourse. The incidence of dyspareunia is from 1 in 10 to 1 in 5 women. (The previous statistics were from the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology April 2011).
During my practice I have encountered numerous women with the above complaints and have been able to improve and even eliminate their symptoms. Suffering with a sexual disorder disorder does not simply make sex unenjoyable, it can lead to stress on their relationships and decrease in self- confidence as well as symptoms of depression. Improving a women’s sexual life can lead to increased energy, more confidence, less depression, and improved overall health.
Although each woman’s experience may differ in some ways, many patients report: