Persistent, recurrent problems with sexual response, desire, orgasm or pain — that distress you or strain relationship with partner — are known medically as female sexual dysfunction. Many women experience problems with sexual function at some point. Female sexual dysfunction can occur at any stage of life. It can be lifelong or be acquired later in life. It can occur only in certain sexual situations or in all sexual situations. Symptoms will depend on the type or types of female sexual dysfunction you have: Low sexual desire, Sexual arousal disorder, Orgasmic disorder, Sexual pain disorder.