Sex & you

Sex & you

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Few Common Sexual Problems

Small or big problem can occur in all marital and non-marital relationships from time to time, but these problems are especially sensitive when they are related to sex. This is a short list of common sexual problems and how to solve them.

What causes sexual problems in women?
As we all know, certain physiological processes affect the sex life of every man, but women don’t have such problems. The most common cause for sexual dysfunction in women is based on the lack of desire, lack of arousal or painful sex. In addition, some women cannot achieve intense orgasm because of this pain.

Despite the poor relationship and stress which usually lead to sexual dysfunction in women, some women experience decrease in the level of estrogen especially during menopause. Furthermore, some diseases like depression or thyroid problems can also affect woman’s libido.

What type of medicines can result in sexual problems in men and women?
The best-known medicines that lead to these problems are tranquilizers or antidepressants. They can significantly lower the desire for sex in both women and men. In addition, women can experience low sex drive if they take certain contraceptive pills or medicines used for relieving menopause symptoms. Finally, high blood pressure medicines, antihistamines, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, drugs for cholesterol, Parkinson’s disease and few other drugs can also have negative effects.

What is the most common cause of sexual problems in women and men?
Sexual problems come in many forms, but in most cases they are defined as emotional or physical problems that prevent partners to achieve mutually satisfying intimate relationship. Some of the most common causes in men include diabetes, heart disease, prostate issues, damaged nerves in the spinal cord, lack of testosterone etc.

A common issue in women is lack of libido due to lack of estrogen or thyroid problems (which can also affect men) or painful intercourse due to vaginal dryness. There are also some couples that experience problems because they use substances that affect the sexual function. These substances include nicotine, alcohol, narcotic drugs, drugs for high blood pressure, antidepressants and antihistamines.

Frequent sexual problems in men
Numerous scientific surveys and studies have confirmed that the most common problem among men is premature ejaculation. About 75% of men who have sexual problems belong to this category. Premature ejaculation is defined as a type of ejaculation that occurs before or short after the sexual intercourse begins. Although almost each man can experience such thing from time to time, this problem has a chronic nature in some men. In such cases, the cause might be found in the sensitivity or light stimulation of the nervous system, lack of control over the body’s ability to respond to excitement or obsessive compulsive disorder. Chronic premature ejaculation can be treated with antidepressant medications which need to be taken 12 hours before the sexual intercourse.

There is another cause that is frequently overlooked – prostate gland infection also known as prostatitis. In cases like this, men are advised to follow antibiotic therapy. Things like medications and stress can also lead to temporary sexual problems.