Sexual Dysfunction

What is Sexual Dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction encompasses a wide range of difficulties that individuals or their partners may experience during various stages of normal sexual activity. It involves challenges related to physical pleasure, desire, arousal, or orgasm, which can significantly impact an individual’s perceived quality of sexual life. 

These challenges may take various forms, from erectile dysfunction and low libido to orgasmic disorders or discomfort during sexual encounters. Regardless of the specific manifestation, sexual dysfunction can lead to emotional distress, strained relationships, and decreased overall satisfaction with one’s sexual experiences. Sexual dysfunction is an intricate condition with physical and psychological sources. Treating sexual dysfunction requires a comprehensive approach to diagnosis, treatment, and support to address the underlying factors and restore a fulfilling and enjoyable sexual life.

 

Symptoms Of Sexual Dysfunction

The symptoms and causes of sexual dysfunction can vary depending on the specific type and gender.  Erectile dysfunction in men refers to difficulty getting and maintaining an erection, with possible physical contributing causes including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and smoking as well as psychological ones such as depression anxiety or relationship difficulties.. Additional symptoms of sexual dysfunction in men include delayed or absent ejaculation or no control over its timing.

Women experiencing sexual dysfunction commonly describe symptoms like low sexual desire, difficulty in attaining orgasm, inadequate vaginal lubrication or discomfort during intercourse. These could be related to hormonal imbalances, chronic diseases or certain medications being taken. Psychological causes like work-related stress, anxiety, relationship difficulties, depression and past sexual trauma may also play a part in female sexual dysfunction. Sexual response involves an intricate interplay among various elements, including physiological aspects, emotions, experiences, beliefs, lifestyle factors and relationships. Disruption in any of these components can affect sexual desire, arousal, or satisfaction.

If individuals are experiencing persistent sexual problems that distress them or strain their relationships, it is advisable to seek medical evaluation. Doctors can help diagnose the underlying causes and provide appropriate treatment options, which may involve a combination of approaches targeting both physical and psychological aspects of sexual dysfunction. It’s crucial to communicate openly with healthcare providers and partners about sexual concerns to facilitate effective management of sexual dysfunction

Causes

There are various psychological and physiological factors that might contribute to a low sex drive. Below is the list of the most common ones:

Hormonal imbalances – Testosterone is a male sex hormone produced in women in smaller amounts than in men by the ovaries and adrenal glands. It is responsible for sexual desire and increased sensitivity in the vagina and clitoris during intercourse.

Other hormones and conditions that might affect your libido are:

              Prolactin

              Thyroid Dysfunction

              Adrenal gland hormones these hormones are out of balance for any reason, they have a great impact on lowering your libido.

Physiological factors such as poor nutrition, lack of sleep, and lack of exercise can all affect your sex drive.

Poor nutrition related to a diet low in healthful fats and high in simple sugars might cause insulin resistance and decrease the production of sex hormones.

Lack of sleep increases physiological stress on your body as it increases cortisol levels and decreases the production of sex hormones.

A regular exercise regimen increases testosterone levels, which are responsible for your sex drive, while a sedentary lifestyle decreases testosterone levels.

Psychological factors including negative attitudes about sex, past unpleasant experiences with sex (such as abuse), a poor body image, low self-esteem, or a history of depression in one of the partners are all factors that may greatly impact your sex life and subconsciously cause aversion to sex and create a low libido.

Emotional factors play an important role as well. Any emotional issues such as unresolved conflicts between partners, a lack of communication of sexual needs, increased emotional stress at work or with family members, difficulty communicating with a partner, and infidelity of a partner may all potentially have a negative impact on your sex drive.

Medications such as antidepressants, pain medications (i.e. opiates), and blood pressure medications are known to cause side effects such as decreased libido.

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Treatment

Sexual dysfunction affects both men and women alike, often having negative repercussions for their overall wellbeing and quality of life. Sexual dysfunction may cause feelings of frustration, low self-esteem, anxiety and relationship troubles – as well as being the source of medical conditions such as hormone imbalances, diabetes, cardiovascular disease or neurological disorders; psychological issues (stress depression anxiety past trauma); certain medications or substance abuse or relationship problems causing it.

Addressing sexual dysfunction often requires taking a multidimensional approach. Medical interventions, such as medication or hormone therapy, may be prescribed to address physical conditions; psychotherapy and counseling can assist individuals and couples with addressing psychological factors contributing to sexual dysfunction, providing tools to enhance communication and intimacy as well as communication tools for improving relationships with each other. Lifestyle modifications like adopting healthier eating practices, regular physical activity habits, stress reduction techniques or discontinuing substance abuse may also prove effective in combating sexual dysfunction.

Natural Supplements

Depending on the symptoms and causes of your sexual dysfunction, you may find potential benefits from a supplement called ArginMax. This particular product comprises a combination of herbal ingredients such as ginseng, L-arginine, ginkgo biloba, damiana, multivitamins, and minerals. It has the potential to enhance your libido.

Another option to consider is Zestra, which is a blend of oils and extracts designed for topical application. Zestra contains borage seed oil, evening primrose oil, angelica extract, coleus extract, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Research has indicated that when applied directly to the genital area, Zestra can heighten sexual sensations, arousal, and pleasure.

Tips for enhancing your sexual relationship

1. Communication is key: It’s important to talk openly with your partner about your desires and what brings you pleasure, as a lack of communication can often lead to a low sex drive in women.

2. Embrace new experiences: To prevent your sex life from becoming routine, try exploring new things together. Whether it’s trying different locations or positions, be open to adding variety and adventure to your sexual routine as your needs evolve.

3. Prioritize intimacy: Despite busy lives and responsibilities, make an effort to maintain intimacy in your relationship. Find moments throughout the day for physical affection, such as hugging, kissing, and cuddling, to keep the connection alive.

4. Consider morning sex: If finding time for sex at night is challenging, try engaging in morning sex. Cortisol levels are elevated in the morning,you’ll likely have the energy for a quick and satisfying encounter, leaving you with a sense of fulfillment and a positive mood for the rest of the day.

5. Add excitement: Watching erotic movies or even thrilling films can add excitement to your sex life. The adrenaline produced during these experiences can contribute to arousal and intensify your sexual experience.

6. Reconnect with your sensuality: Couples often require longer sexual warm-ups, so find ways to get yourself in the right mood throughout the day. 

7. Use lubrication: Factors like menopause, birth control pills, and breastfeeding can lead to vaginal dryness and discomfort. To alleviate pain and discomfort, consider using water-based lubricants available at pharmacies.

8. Explore sexual aids: Visiting a sex boutique or browsing online stores can introduce you to a variety of sexual aids and toys. Discuss these options with your partner to enhance your sexual experiences and find what suits your preferences.

Remember, the key is to maintain open communication, prioritize intimacy, and be open to new experiences to enrich your sexual relationship.

 

ReBalance Medical Center NYC is your premier destination for addressing sexual dysfunction and regaining sexual wellness. Our team of experienced doctors, including Dr. Arkady Lipnitsky and Dr. Natalya Fazylova, provides holistic and comprehensive care to help you overcome sexual challenges and improve your relationships. Contact us at 212-380-1764 to book your consultation and take the first step towards revitalizing your sexual well-being.