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How do Sexual Problems Affect Women

Updated at: Apr 07, 2012
Written by: Gunjan RastogiPublished at: Mar 30, 2012
How do Sexual Problems Affect Women

Sexual problems affect women and lead to  stress and anxiety, low sexual desire, concern about sexual performance, low self-esteem, marital or relationship issues, depression and guilt.

How do Sexual Problems Affect Women

Sexual problems affect a woman’s physical and emotional well-being and her current relationship. Suffering from sexual dysfunction can be a time of turmoil. A suffering woman develops a feeling of guilt, stress and anxiety due to her sexual incapability. She may persistently feel no desire to indulge in sexual act, which may deteriorate her relationship with her partner/spouse. Here are some ways in which sexual problems affect women.


Inhibited Sexual Desire

This is a common effect seen in women suffering from sexual problems. Frustration due to sexual problems may cause complete loss of sexual desire (libido) or low interest in sex. There are multifaceted factors such as hormonal changes, medical conditions, low self-esteem, concern about performance during the act, depression, stress and fatigue that contribute to the lack or loss of desire because of sexual problems. Sexual dysfunction kills the desire to have sex and soon the suffering woman may feel no sexual interest.



Stress may start taking a toll on the mind and body of a woman encountering sexual dysfunction. Stress can be short-term or long-term. Stress may compel the suffering woman to disconnect communication with her partner as well as the outside world causing isolation. This loneliness developed due to sexual problems may outgrow to become depression. The suffering woman may lose interest in sex and experience other outcomes such as insomnia, low self-esteem and feeling of guilt. Stress can strongly impinge on one’s personal as well as professional life. Woman experiencing sexual problem may feel aversive to opposite sex. Stress after sexual dysfunction makes sexual stimulation difficult causing the inability to get aroused.


Lack of Orgasm (Anorgasmia)

Another common effect of sexual problem is lack of orgasm in women. The orgasm is delayed or there is an absence of sexual climax or orgasm. Factors such as low sexual desire, inability to get aroused and psychological factors such as low self-esteem due to sexual dysfunction, anxiety, medical conditions, no sexual urge, stress or depression may also contribute to lack of orgasm. Some sexual problems cause decreased vaginal lubrication, which in turn leads to inability to become physically aroused during sexual indulgence.


Painful Intercourse

Experience of sexual problems in women may also result in pain during intercourse, which is known as dyspareunia. Pain during penetration may lead to fear of further pain and can cause sex phobia or no sexual interest.

If a woman experiences any sexual problem then she must consult a doctor. The aforementioned points can also be symptoms of sexual problems in women.


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