Sexual Health Concerns

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Sexual Health Concerns

Understanding the sexual response cycle and related conditions is essential in addressing sexual health  issues effectively

The Sexual Response Cycle

The female sexual response cycle is a complex and dynamic process, involving multiple stages:

  • Desire Phase: This stage encompasses feelings of interest or longing for sexual activity. It involves the development of sexual thoughts or fantasies, which are crucial for initiating sexual engagement.
  • Arousal Phase: As desire intensifies, physiological changes occur. Blood flow to the genital area increases, leading to vaginal lubrication and the enlargement of the clitoris. The arousal phase prepares the body for sexual activity.
  • Orgasm Phase: The climax of sexual response, orgasm is characterized by rhythmic muscle contractions, intense pleasure, and a sense of release. It represents the peak of sexual pleasure and satisfaction.
  • Resolution Phase: After orgasm, the body gradually returns to its pre-arousal state, with the gradual reduction of physiological changes. This phase allows for relaxation and recovery.

Common Female Sexual Concerns:

  • Low Libido (Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder):

Low libido refers to a persistently reduced interest in sexual activity, leading to a diminished desire for sexual engagement. Many factors can contribute to low libido, including hormonal imbalances, relationship issues, stress, and medical conditions.

  • Issues with Arousal:

Difficulties in achieving or maintaining arousal during sexual activity can be distressing and impact sexual satisfaction. These concerns may arise due to physical factors such as vaginal dryness or psychological factors like anxiety.

  • Issues with Orgasm:

The inability to achieve orgasm or experiencing delayed or weakened orgasms can be frustrating for women. This concern may stem from psychological barriers, relationship issues, or medical conditions.

  • Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD):

PGAD is a rare condition characterized by persistent and uncontrollable genital arousal in the absence of sexual desire. Women with PGAD experience spontaneous and often unwelcome genital sensations, leading to significant distress. 

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If you’re interested in learning more about your options for Sexual Health Concerns treatments, your first step is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dubinskaya. To get started, contact our office by calling 424-210-9030 or filling out our online form.

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Dr. Alexandra Dubinskaya is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Urogynecologist and Sexual Health specialist whose mission is to enhance women’s quality of life by improving their pelvic and sexual health. Dr. Dubinskaya’s focus is on making a difference in people’s lives through state-of-the-art, compassionate, and personally tailored care.

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