Sex should be fun, but it can also be complicated. Welcome to Sexual Resolutiona biweekly column by sex therapist Vanessa Marin answering your most confidential questions to help you achieve a healthy, joyful sex life. Here, she answers a question about a worn out clitoris.
Sexual dysfunction affects both men and women, involving organic disorders, psychological problems, or both. Overall, the state of our knowledge is less advanced regarding female sexual physiology in comparison with male sexual function. Female sexual dysfunction has received little clinical and basic research attention and remains a largely untapped field in medicine.
Female sexual dysfunction is age-related, progressive and highly prevalent affecting percent of women 1,2,3. Based on the National Health and Social Life Survey of 1, women, 43 percent experienced sexual dysfunction. Female sexual dysfunction is clearly an important women's health issue that affects the quality of life of many of our female patients.
I have lost all sensation in my clitoris. I can still orgasm, but only with the use of sex toys or a lot of manual stimulation. Well, I don't know of any physical disorder that causes sudden loss of sensation in the clitoris. So it's likely that you're suffering from some transient emotional difficulty.
It is a myth that sexual desire and activity automatically fade as a natural, irreversible part of aging. Sexual feelings often depend more on how we feel about our bodies and our relationships than our age. I have a new surge of interest in sex.
The percentage of women who never reach orgasm from intercourse alone varies from study to study. Many women feel little to not much at all inside their vagina. Trying to figure out how women can orgasm vaginally created an intense pressure for lovers on a global scale.
Sexual dysfunction refers to a problem during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from the sexual activity. Hormones play an important role in regulating sexual function in women. With the decrease in the hormone estrogen that is related to aging and menopausemany women experience some changes in sexual function as they age.
One listener, Meghan from Alberta, Canada, who is living with type 1 diabetes, wants to know if her neuropathy can cause her to lose sensation in her clitoris and vagina. If so, what can she do? If you have lost some feeling in your clitoris and vaginal area, treat any depression that you may have. Explore ways to reduce the stress in your life and intimate relationship.
Nor does it make you less of a woman. It does, however, reflect the state of your relationship with your womanhood. Nevertheless, 90 percent of women say they experience orgasm through sexual stimulation, but rarely do so through vaginal penetration alone.