Sexuality is one of the most basic aspects of the human animal, and
it is an influence on each of us from the early days when we awaken
to our sexuality until we pass on. We express it in everything we
say and do with members of the opposite sex. Although how we express
it over time may change, sexual expression is basic and essential to
But is everyone perfectly healthy? Many of us are pretty good
overall, but nearly everyone develops a few health issues as we move
through our lives. Here we will focus on a couple of the more common
sexual health challenges women face as they age.
There are many types of sexual difficulties that can happen anywhere
from teen years on, with some problems being very common among
women. Here are some of the most common, most of which are
experienced later in life:
Hypoactive Sexual Desire
Hypoactive Sexual Desire
Disorder is generally defined as “a lack of sexual desire
that causes personal distress”. When a woman has an ongoing near
total lack of sexual thoughts, fantasies, or desire, or is just
constantly disinterested in sexual contact, she may suffer from HSDD.
Women with this condition may say they feel ‘flat’ or ‘sexually
dead’. Causes include medications, excessive stress, depression or
anxiety, relationship issues, menopause (hormonal).
Treatment generally looks at relationship and social influences
first, as these influences often compound a lesser problem to become
a greater one. Although there are pharmaceutical drugs that can be
used to treat this condition, a less heavy handed approach is
equally effective. Many women have resolved libido issues using
Provestra, an all natural herbal supplement which contains
age-old ingredients that have been used for centuries in native
cultures around the world.
Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (FSAD) is defined as
‘an inability for a woman to attain or maintain an adequate
lubrication-swelling response of sexual excitement until completion
of sexual fulfillment.’ It focuses more on the physical responses of
the body, unlike HSDD which seems to frustrate sexual thoughts
before they get to the physical stage. Diagnosis and treatments may
be similar, although a specialist may be required rather than a GP.
Orgasmic disorders are said to exist when a woman
is unable to achieve orgasm, or when there is a significant delay in
achieving one when one is desired. Problems with achieving orgasm
may result from a bad experience or during times of hardship in a
relationship. Some women are born with this condition, while others
experience it only at specific times or in certain situations.
Because older women typically have more orgasms, this disorder is
more common among younger women.
Sexual pain can result when a woman’s body produces
too little lubrication as a result of depression. Mild depression is
more common in women during middle age and in later years,
especially with older generations, so the association between aging
and sexual problems of this kind is often inaccurately linked. In
these cases it is the depression that is the cause, and not aging
itself, making the condition treatable.
Problems that are directly associated with aging include vaginal
prolapse, irritation of the external genitals or walls of the
vagina. Vaginal dryness is also more common of women of advancing
years. These disorders are often reversible with proper care and
attention. Seeing a physician is the first step.
Women can also increase libido and their bodies’ responses naturally
using herbal supplements, as has been done in native cultures for
hundreds of years. Modern herbal combinations like those found in
Vigorelle use this ancient wisdom to create modern natural
alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs or other ‘harder’ therapies.
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