Persistent, recurrent problems with sexual response, desire, orgasm or pain that distress you or strain your relationship with your partner are known medically as female sexual dysfunction. Sexual response involves a complex interplay of physiology, emotions, experiences, beliefs, lifestyle and relationships. Disruption of any component can affect sexual desire, arousal or satisfaction, and treatment often involves more than one approach. Sexual problems often develop when your hormones are in flux, such as after having a baby or during menopause. Any number of medical conditions, including cancer, kidney failure, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and bladder problems, can lead to sexual dysfunction.
Symptoms depend on the type or types of female sexual dysfunction you have: Low sexual desire, Sexual arousal disorder, Orgasmic disorder, Sexual pain disorder. Some of the non-medical treatments are: Talk and listen, Practice healthy lifestyle habits, Seek counselling, Use of a lubricant etc. Effective treatment for sexual dysfunction often requires addressing an underlying medical condition or hormonal change. A prescription medication for premenopausal women with low sexual desire, known as flibanserin (Addyi), also offers a treatment option.
Prevalence of Female Sexual Problems Associated with Distress and Determinants of Treatment Seeking (PRESIDE), including over 30,000 women who responded to standardized questionnaires, placed the prevalence of orgasm dysfunction at around 21%. The Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors (GSSAB) found that for women aged 40-80 years, decreased libido and inability to achieve orgasm were the most common types of sexual dysfunction across world regions, with reported frequencies of 26-43% and 18-41%, respectively.