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Most Common Sexual Complaints

by Martin Scott (writer), , July 03, 2014

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Sexual complaints

Both men and women can experience problems with their sexual lives, and deciding if the issue is physical or emotional is one of the first steps towards treating it.

One of the most common reasons for any type of sexual complaint can stem from problems in the relationship itself. Until these problems are resolved, there is little chance of treating the sexual issues. Sexual problems that are caused by emotional or mental conditions often require visiting a therapist. Some of these reasons can include;

  • High levels of stress.
  • Emotional or sexual abuse
  • Severe bouts of depression
  • Low self esteem

While these mental health problems can affect both men and women, there are some problems that only occur in women.

Common Female Sexual Complaints

Almost all women will experience periods in their lives when they are not sexually satisfied. While there are several different female sexual problems, some of the complaints are more common than others.

Inability to Orgasm

Some women have never had the pleasure of experiencing an orgasm, while others find it extremely difficult to have one. In some women this sexual complaint can be caused by a decrease in hormonal levels, or from damaged nerves from either an accident or surgery. In other women the cause can be stress or fatigue. One thing women do not want to do is to obsess over their inability to have an orgasm. In most cases this only makes it more difficult.

Low Libido

Medication for some illnesses can cause a decrease in a woman's libido, along with the lower hormonal levels associated with menopause. Vaginal dryness and even changes in mood can all affect a woman's desire to have intercourse.

Sexual Pain

Intercourse should never be painful, and a health care professional should be consulted whenever it is. There are several factors that can cause sex to be painful including vaginal dryness and a sexual disorder known as vaginismus. This condition occurs when the muscles around the pelvic area are constantly contracting, making it difficult for a man to achieve penetration. Another condition that can make intercourse painful generally occurs after childbirth or during menopause. Changes in a woman's hormonal levels can cause the vaginal wall to weaken and tear making sex painful and uncomfortable.

Possible Medical Problems

There are several medical conditions that can cause female sexual complaints including injuries to your pelvic area, certain surgeries, and a decrease in blood flow to the reproductive organs. Other medical conditions include;

  • A decrease in a woman's hormonal levels
  • Bladder or vaginal infections
  • Certain medications

Another common sexual complaint among women is that their vaginas are looser than they would like. In almost all cases Kegel exercises can help women strengthen their vaginal areas, including the surrounding muscles and ligaments.

Men's Sexual Stumbling Blocks

It is not uncommon for men to have a sexual complaint at some point in their lives, and there are two types of sexual dysfunctions that affect almost all men at least once in their lives.


This sexual complaint is more commonly known as erectile dysfunction and is when a man has difficulty getting or sustaining an erection. While it is more common in older men, it can happen at any time in a man's life. Some of the causes of ED can include hormonal changes and certain medications. Problems with the relationship can also result in a decrease in a man's sexual desire, along with stress and unhealthy lifestyle choices. Some men have found help for this problem by changing their lifestyle, and addressing any issues that might be causing high levels of stress. For a continuing complaint it is always best to speak with a health care professional.

Premature Ejaculation

This male sexual complaint can occur at any age and is when a man cannot control his orgasm. Often simple breathing exercises can help him to relax and learn how to delay his ejaculation.

Low Testosterone

Decreasing levels of the male sex hormone can be caused by aging, medication, or lifestyle choices. Adding certain foods and adding exercise to your daily routine can help to increase your body's natural production of testosterone. In some cases it might be necessary to speak to a health care professional about other options.


Both men and women suffer from various sexual complaints, and being able to communicate their problems with each other is one of the first steps towards resolving any sexual issue.

About the Writer

Martin Scott is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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