Updated/Revised Date: 20th Sep 2022
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Synopsis: Information on female sexuality and sexual health issues from menstruation and birth control to sexual problems, menopause, and intercourse pain.
Women’s sexual problems have long been taboo, even among girlfriends. However, sexual dysfunction in women is far more common than you might think. Sexual dysfunction in women arises from a variety of causes - both medical and psychological. Major illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, can also contribute. Healthy sex life is more than just an absence of disease. Sexual health means enjoying physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being regarding sex. It also depends on a positive approach to sex and the safety and security to pursue whatever activities are pleasurable for you - without coercion, discrimination, or violence.
Today, women's sexuality is openly discussed and portrayed on television, magazines, and on the Internet. Most importantly, women are becoming increasingly aware of their sexuality and sexual health.
Women's sexual health is important to overall emotional and physical well-being. Achieving a healthy and satisfying sex life doesn't happen by magic. It takes self-reflection and candid communication. A sexual problem, or sexual dysfunction, refers to a problem during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from the sexual activity. Sexual problems occur in adults of all ages. Among those commonly affected are those seniors, which may be related to a decline in health associated with aging.
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