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Sexual Pain or Dysfunction

What is sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction can be classified into two types: Sexual dysfunction (FSD) and sexual dysfunction of the genitals (SDF).

Sexual dysfunction refers to difficulties experienced by individuals or couples at any stage of the sexual response cycle, which inhibits satisfaction with sexual activity. Sexual dysfunction is a condition in which an individual or couple has difficulty in all stages of normal sexual activity, including sexual intercourse, oral sex, anal sex, and vaginal intercourse. It can include difficulty maintaining an erection or experiencing an orgasm as well as the inability to orgasm during sexual intimacy.

Risk Factors for Sexual Dysfunction

The strong association observed in NHSLS data suggests that sexual dysfunction is the most common cause of female anorgasmia and premature ejaculation in men, although the role of hormonal changes in the development of FSD and other sexual disorders has yet to be investigated.

Other risk factors include:

Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Vaginitis or vaginismus
Urinary tract infections
Yeast infections

Signs and Symptoms of Sexual Pain and Dysfunction

Symptoms vary depending on what type of sexual dysfunction you're experiencing:

-Low sexual desire

-Difficulty around arousal

-Anorgasmia (orgasmic disorder)

-Pain associated with sexual stimulation

If you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms over multiple encounters, it is time to schedule an appointment to check on the issue.

Treatment For Sexual Pain and Dysfunction

Medication is the most common way to treat sexual pain or dysfunction. However, other treatment methods like physical therapy, sex therapy, and more can help. This condition looks different in every person, so our providers work hard to create a personalized approach based on your symptoms.


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If you would like to speak to one of our specialists about your symptoms or discuss treatment options for sexual pain or dysfunction, we invite you to contact The Women's Health Group at your nearest location to schedule an appointment today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are common causes of sexual pain and dysfunction?
Overactive pelvic floor muscles, vaginal atrophy, endometriosis, inflammation, skin disorders, and more.
Where do people experience pain during sexual intercourse?

You can experience pain either inside or outside the vagina and pelvic area during intercourse.


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