If you experience difficulties when undergoing sexual activity or you find it hard to satisfy your partner in the bedroom, you may be suffering from the health complication known as sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction or sexual impotence is the inability to enjoy and take part in sexual activity successfully. This article will look at the basics of sexual dysfunction and its causes, allowing you to have a wider knowledge of what this problem involves..
What is sexual dysfunction?
Sexual impotence will vary depending on the biological sex of the person involved. For men, this tends to be known as erectile dysfunction and describes the inability to gain an erection or become sexually aroused by a partner. It was traditionally more common in older men (over the age of 40 years); however it is now more frequently seen in younger men. In terms of women, sexual impotence (FSD - Female Sexual Dysfunction) affects over 50% of women throughout their lives, and it can involve the inability to orgasm or involve feelings of pain during sexual intercourse.
What are the causes of sexual dysfunction?
In terms of what exactly causes sexual impotence, the factors can be shared by both men and women.
A major contributing factor that leads to a lack of sexual desire is the influence of psychological factors. Feelings of low self-esteem, high self-doubt, hesitations and insecurities are easily transferred to the bedroom and may result in an individual feeling a lack of sexual desire; simply because they feel that they cannot bring pleasure to their partner when it comes to acts of sex.
Physical problems such as unusual structures or forms within the reproductive system may also cause problems linked to sexual dysfunction. A key component that contributes to female sexual dysfunction is a lack of lubrication provided by the vagina. In men, a contributing factor may be a dysfunctional penis.
Lifestyle choices also affect how well a person can perform in the bedroom. Those with a healthy and balanced diet are more likely to have a healthier reproductive system and therefore enjoy having sex more, because pain is less likely and the enjoyment factor from being confident in their own skin will be present. Those who take drugs or who are obese may increase their chances of experiencing sexual dysfunction as substance abuse can lead to a lack of sexual desire. Being overweight or obese factors in which the psychological thinking of body image and may also contribute to a loss of interest in sex.
Some people may be born with sexual dysfunction; others may develop it throughout their lives. Deficiency disorders such as anorexia have been linked with an increase in sexual dysfunction (particularly in females); this is because long periods of malnutrition can result in the poor maintenance, repair and function of the sexual or reproductive system.