4 Medical Reasons Why Some Women Don’t Want Sex:
Many women struggle to enjoy sex. It’s a common issue and also a complicated one because the reasons for these feelings can vary widely from one woman to another. It can be a physical issue, a psychological issue, or both. And it can make women and their partners feel isolated or less connected, so it’s important to address these issues. There are 4 medical reasons why some women don’t want sex. Doctors call Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) can fall into five types of problems:
• Low libido, or what doctors refer to as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD).
• Painful sex. This can include pain during sex due to menopausal vulvo-vaginal atrophy resulting from a lack of hormones as well as a burning pain syndrome of the genitals.
• Difficulty being aroused. Sexual Arousal Disorder can originate in the genital area (comparable to erectile dysfunction in men) or an issue at the brain level (which is more common in women).
• Aversion to sex. Frequently, this is related to a history of sexual abuse.
• Inability to achieve orgasm. Up to 10-20 percentage of women never achieved orgasm and many others have difficulty. There are treatments available for the women who don’t want sex.
Some other reasons why women don’t want sex:
High Level Of The Hormone Estrogen can Weaken or Completely Curb the desire for Sex.
Interpersonal relationship issues: Partner performance problems, lack of emotional satisfaction with the relationship, the brith of a child, and becoming a caregiver for a loved one can reduce sexual desire.
Sociocultural influences:Job stress, peer pressure, and media images of sexuality can negatively influence sexual desire.
Low testosterone: Testosterone affects sexual drive in both men and women. Testosterone levels peak in women’s mid-20s and then steadily decline until menopause, when they drop dramatically.
Medical problems: Mental illnesses such as depression, or medical conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, and thyroid disorders, impact a women’s sexual drive both mentally and physically.
Medications: Certain antidepressants (including the new generation of SSRIs), blood pressure lowering drugs, and oral contraceptives can lower sexual drive in many ways, such as reducing available testosterone levels or affecting blood flow.
Age:Blood levels of androgens fall continuously in women as they age.
It is very important to note that if a woman isn’t bothered by low libido or if she likes intimacy with her partner but simply doesn’t seek it, this isn’t considered a problem. It is normal for women to lose some of their sexual drive as they get older, and much depends on whether or not she considers this an issue.
Talk to a doctor or sex therapist:
If you have low desire, get checked out by your primary care doctor. Whether or not he or she finds a physical problem, a consultation with a certified sex therapist can be helpful, because physical sex problems usually create a psychological or relationship issue, as well. “It’s usually not just one thing,” says Marjorie Green, MD, director of the Mount Auburn Female Sexual Medicine Center in Cambridge, Mass., and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School.
Another one reason, if you feel your lack of desire is a physical issue and your primary care doctor is not able or willing to help, you may want to consult a sexual medicine specialist.
Treatments for sexual dysfunction:
These vary depending on the source of the problem, but may include switching prescription medication, taking estrogen or testosterone, and taking a drug which increases dopamine levels, or trying products such as Eros Therapy, an FDA-approved prescription-only device that utilizes gentle suction to increase blood flow to the clitoris and vulva. Many women may also see improvement with regular exercise, sex therapy, or relationship counseling.