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What causes sexual dysfunction in women?

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Unlike men who require certain physiological events to have intercourse, women have no such restrictions. As such, the most common reasons for sexual dysfunction are often based in matters of desire, sexual arousal, or sometimes painful intercourse. Some women also report an inability to have an orgasm or experience pain when achieving one.

While a decrease in desire can be caused by many things, including a negative relationship with a partner, or other life stresses, physical causes are often traced to a decrease in the hormones estrogen and testosterone that occur during menopause. Not only can this put a damper on desire, it can also cause a decrease in vaginal lubrication making it more difficult to become aroused and causing intercourse to be painful. In addition, certain illnesses, most notably a thyroid disorder or depression, can also impact a woman's desire. The inability to achieve orgasm is seldom caused by a physical problem, but more often the result of inadequate stimulation by a woman's partner.

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With regards to a woman's inability to achieve orgasm, if she is constantly questioning if she is about to have an orgasm, it will rarely happen. This is because the conscious mind can only focus on one task at a time. She is either focused on the problem of "Will I? Is it now? Is it going to happen today??" ... or she is focused on the feelings in her vagina which would enable the orgasm to take place.


Multiple orgasms during intercourse are absolutely possible for a woman as long as SHE focuses in the correct manner. When a woman's partner suffers from sexual dysfunction it can be more difficult for her to achieve orgasm because both her and her partner are focused on HIS problem.

It is easy to resolve both male and female sexual dysfunction problems when you both understand how to focus correctly during the sexual act.

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