Occasional problems with sexual intercourse are common for both sexes.
Women may not enjoy sexual intercourse from lack of sexual desire, inability to become aroused, lack of sexual release, or pain during intercourse. If a problem persists, it's important to see a doctor to sort out the cause and resolve the issue.
Women commonly complain of painful intercourse. This can come from vaginal dryness, a frequent side effect of menopause. Another complaint is involuntary vaginal spasms causing pain.
Intercourse may be painful because of ovarian cysts or endometriosis. This pain is more abdominal than vaginal.
It's important for your doctor to get a good sexual, health and family history, as well as a thorough exam. Your doctor should steer you toward treatments that have been tested and have plenty of research to support their usefulness.
Topical estrogen works well for vaginal atrophy. This helps with elasticity and lubrication. Topical products are absorbed into the bloodstream in small amounts. It doesn't carry the same risks as pills and patches.
A pill or a balm won't help with low libido. You must have a good sexual self-esteem to be willing to share yourself with another. Discussing sexual relationships can help sort out some libido issues.
Listen in as Dr. Becky Lynn shares about female sexual dysfunction and how to work through it.