Sexual Dysfunction can be explained in easy terms as the inability of both the partners to enjoy sex. This may be due to problem in attaining arousal,inability to have and maintain erections or painful intercourse.
Sexual Dysfunction is a serious problem which may result in disintegrating of a relationship,so it is advisable not to ignore the issue but face it,have open communication with your partner and seek medical advise in the beginning itself. Few of the lesser known sexual dysfunction facts are explained below.
Sexual Dysfunction Facts
Common Problem for Couples
Please be assured that you are not the only couple suffering from problems due to unsatisfactory sexual life. It is observed that,On an average 8 out of 10 couples have undergone or faced sex related problems in their relationship. Experiencing painful intercourse or no interest in the sexual act is an universal problem which occurs in both males and females. However,there are many sexual dysfunction conditions which are unique for male and females.
In men for example, inability to get erections and ejaculating before the sexual act is complete is a common problem. Similarly in females, inability to experience satisfaction during sex ,absence of proper lubrication and painful contractions of the vaginal muscles are some problems of sexual dysfunction.
There are many misconceptions about sexual dysfunction. The most common being that only aged or elderly men suffer from sexual dysfunctions like problems pertaining to erections and early discharge. However it is not so,it is now proved that many young men also suffer from similar kind of problems.
It is also said that, a women becomes frigid and disinterested in sex after menstrual flow stops permanently that is menopause. Howbeit this is not so,frigidity or disinterest is not related to menopause,but rather to their causes like dryness in vagina due to not enough lubrication, leading to painful intercourse and finally resulting in lack of interest in sexual act.
Certain medical conditions like diabetes,heart related diseases,prostrate surgery,treatment for cancer through exposure to radiation etc are responsible for sexual dysfunction in men. These conditions affect and restricts the blood flow to the penis and thus causes problems in getting and maintaining erections.
Similarly in females,diseases like diabetes, hormonal imbalances, heart diseases, nervous system related diseases,female reproductive system related diseases, kidney and liver diseases etc affect the libido and these result in sexual dysfunction. Prolonged use of medications is also a cause for sexual dysfunction.
Men and women suffer form sexual dysfunction as a result of certain physiological factors like tension at office, performance anxiety,marital problems,depression,guilt and fear due to rape in past.
Certain religious beliefs and chronic fatigue are also responsible for the inability of couples to engage in passionate sex.
Incompatibility with Partner
Incompatibility or discord between partners give rise to friction which in turn results in lack of interest in the sexual act. Constant fighting and bickering between the couples create a distance between them. This discord results in overall disturbance mentally which affects the couples interest in sex.
A persons character is shaped by the way he/she has been brought up which includes basic health education,religious and personal beliefs and mannerisms. These characters are highly influential in determining the likes and dislikes of a person. Incompatibility with ones partner in these areas may lead to strong discord between couples leading to sexual dysfunction.
A person’s view of various issues,be it personal or professional,are to a large extent influenced by the society one lives in. This gives rise to many myths and belief regarding certain sexual acts and positions. If their is a conflict of interest between both partners,it will automatically lead to confrontation between them and finally result in sexual discord or dysfunction.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Long term or prolonged use of alcohol,drugs and smoking regularly,negatively impacts the nervous system,thus affecting the overall flow of blood in all the body parts. Result of this is that the body organs do not receive sufficient blood and hence their performance decreases. Various sex related problems arise in the body which in turn leads to sexual dysfunction.
Earlier it was believed that sexual dysfunction is limited to couples with advanced age that is men and women above 60. However this is not so,now a days there are many cases where in even young people in their 20′s also suffer from sexual dysfunction.
Treatable or Curable
The silver lining in all this is that sexual dysfunction is curable at all ages. Proper mediation and following a healthy life style helps a lot in avoiding all sex related problems. Regular exercise,keeping one’s body hydrated and in shape promotes overall well being and keeps one free from all types of sexual dysfunction.