John Jeffery, MD

Sexual Dysfunction

What is sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction is any problem that arises during sexual activity, whether it be internally or externally stimulated. It can be any form of discomfort that is deemed unusual and interrupts the normal sexual response cycle.

What causes sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction can be caused by a variety of things, but it is most often related to an issue with the pelvic floor. Pelvic floor issues, also known as pelvic floor disorders, need to be identified and treated by a physician.

What are the symptoms of sexual dysfunction?

Some common signs of sexual dysfunction are:

  • painful intercourse
  • low or non-existent sex drive
  • little to no sexual arousal
  • rarity of orgasms

What is painful intercourse?

Most women experience painful intercourse at some point during their lifetime. Whether it be from the way their vaginal canal is built or an underlying medical cause, it’s a common occurrence. However, identifying the issue, if it is persistent, is key. Pain can arise at any time during the act of sexual activity and take many different forms. Different types of pain can include: painful entry into the vagina, painful thrusts, burning, itching, or throbbing after sexual activity. If you are experiencing any form of sexual pain that is consistent, you should schedule a consultation with your physician.

What is low sex drive?

Low sex drive is when you have no desire to partake in sexual activity. While every woman’s sex drive is different, primarily most women do experience it at some point. If you are finding there has been a significant shift in your sex drive, it may be prudent to schedule an appointment with your doctor.

What is lack of sexual arousal?

If you are engaging in sexual activity and unable to begin to become excited by sexual acts, it is possible you are suffering from lack of sexual arousal. While this can happen situationally, it can also be caused by an underlying illness. If lack of sexual arousal becomes cause for concern, and is affecting your relationship or quality of life, it should be addressed.

Schedule an Appointment

To find out if you are suffering from sexual dysfunction, please have your primary care doctor refer you to our office. Dr. Jeffery takes on new patients by referral only.

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