Impotence is not limited to males – females suffer from it, too. Female impotence means a woman has a hard time getting turned on, or achieving orgasms during sexual intercourse. In short, it is another term in describing lack of libido in females.
Female impotence can be a result of poor blood circulation to the clitoris. But then, psychological factors aren’t ruled out. For females, a healthy state of mind and overall well-being are of utmost importance to function sexually. Once feeling otherwise – depressed or stressed out, sex cannot be enjoyed at all.
There are reports stating that two out of six women suffer from low libido, and these women mostly keep the problem to themselves because they find it embarrassing to even discuss it with someone, let alone with a professional.
Even though female impotence is not a topic that every woman wants to talk about, it is viewed as one of the most largely extended and distressing sexual disorders all over the world. When female impotence is not treated properly, this condition can lead to frigidity.
It should be remembered that not all cases of decreased libido mean female impotence. A woman that is extremely busy with daily activities or stressed due to personal problems (or both) can make her lose interest in sex.
But usually the mood for sex will start to perk up once sexual habits are varied – creativity inside the bedroom does wonders. Using libido enhancement products such as creams and pills may work, too. Female impotence is present if these products don’t work for the woman who has it.
The reasons for impotence in females vary. It can be psychological, physical, or even health-related. Childhood abuse, relationship conflicts, and even trauma can affect a woman later on in life.
Breast cancer, ovarian and uterine cancer in women can cause sexual dysfunction. Hormones are fluctuating during the menopause stage, thus decreasing sexual appetite.
Hormonal imbalance can also cause female impotence. Though it happens temporarily, lack of balance in hormones such as estrogen causes the vagina to dry. Women having this often complain of painful intercourse and sometimes lose interest in it. Oftentimes, stress disrupts the normal functioning of the glands, preventing the hormones that are responsible in sexual stimulation can lead to female impotence.
Pregnancy and childbirth can cause decreased libido as well.
Psychological causes of impotence can be difficult to treat, so therapy is usually required, as there are certain psychological disorders that can cause impotency in females.
Low libido in women in certain cases is considered normal. For instance, if a woman is happy in a committed relationship with satisfying sex – naturally, her sex drive can be overwhelming; and a woman may often feel the lack of desire (which is truly normal) to have sex with someone she does not even have feelings for, and this does not mean she is impotent.