Sexual Dysfunction in Women

Sexual Dysfunction in Women

Sexual dysfunction is the inability to experience pleasure from sexual intercourse, characterized by a general lack of sexual desire and responsiveness. The term frigidity was once commonly used to describe sexual dysfunction in women. However, the term sexual dysfunction is preferred. It is usually off psychological origin, stemming from fear, anxiety, guilt, depression, conflict with the ones mate, and/or feeling of inferiority.

Early dramatic sexual experience or other unpleasant childhood and adolescent episodes are often factors. Sexual dysfunction me also be a result of psychological factors. Some women find intercourse painful due to insufficient lubrication, in adequate stimulation, underlying illness or infection, or some other physical cost. The pain causes them to fear and shrink from sexual contact. Vitamin deficiency can cause a deficiency in estrogen levels and result in and proper lubrication. A chronic illness, some medications, low testosterone levels, and certain medical conditions can also greatly diminish sexual desire. The supplement program outline below should help.



Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) 

contain minerals required for the manufacture of sex hormones.

Damiana (Turnera aphrodisiaca) 

is the “woman’s sexuality herb”-one of the most popular of plant aphrodisiacs. It contains alkaloids that directly stimulate the nerves and organs and have a testosterone-like effect. Damiana is excellent for supporting the sexual organs and enhancing sexual pleasure. For best results, place a dropperful of damiana extract under your tongue an hour or two before sexual activity. It may take several days for the difference to become apparent.

Kava kava, 

traditionally valued for its mellowing effects, may help with issues of anxiety and nervousness. Caution: Kava kava can cause drowsiness. It is not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers, and it should not be taken together with other substances that act on the central nervous system, such as alcohol, barbiturates, antidepressants, and antipsychotic drugs.

Wild yam 

contains a natural steroid called dehydroepi aldosterone (DHEA) that rejuvenates and gives vigor to lovemaking. Take it for two weeks, and then stop for two weeks, and so on.

Other herbs 

that are good for promoting energy an sexuality include fo-ti, gotu kola, sarsaparilla, saw palmetto, and Siberian ginseng.

Caution: Do not use Siberian ginseng if you have hypo glycemia, high blood pressure, or a heart disorder.


  1. Make sure to include the following in your diet: alfalfa sprouts; avocados; eggs that come fresh from hens (not those stored cold in the supermarket); olive oil; pumpkin seeds and other seeds and nuts; soy and sesame oil, and wheat.

Try taking supplemental bee pollen to increase energy. Caution: Bee pollen may cause an allergic reaction in some people. Start with a small amount at first, and discontinue use if a rash, wheezing, discomfort, or other symptom occurs.

  1. Avoid poultry, red meat, and sugar products. Get your protein from vegetable-based foods like soy and legumes.
  2. Avoid smoggy conditions. Smog is highly toxic and dangerous; it adversely affects immune function and hormonal activity, as well as a host of other body functions.


There are medical alternatives that can help some women by alleviating painful intercourse. Painful intercourse may also be a sign of certain gynecological diseases.

If sexual dysfunction is due to interpersonal conflict or psychological causes, help from a couples counselor or other mental health professional is advised.

Sexual dysfunction in men can be caused by psychological issues. Psychological erectile dysfunction in men can be based on early sexual trauma, anxiety, fear, and other psychological conflicts.

Depression or hypothyroidism may be the underlying problem.