The medical community recognizes four main types of Female Sexual Dysfunction. A woman's FSD may be classified under one of these categories or under multiple categories.
- Desire Disorder: the woman doesn't feel "in the mood" for sexual activity
- Arousal Disorder: the woman has trouble becoming vaginally lubricated or "wet" and/or her sexual sensations are diminished
- Orgasmic Disorder: the woman has difficulty achieving orgasms or doesn't have them at all
- Pain Disorder: means that the woman experiences pain during intercourse
Common Causes Female sexual dysfunction can have several physical causes, including:
- Decreased estrogen and/or testosterone levels, which may be associated with changes during and after menopause
- Decreased blood supply to the clitoris — symptoms associated with this condition include lack of sensation and pelvic pain, both chronically and during intercourse
- Complications from nerve or spinal cord injuries and/or medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis
- Musculogenic insufficiencies relating to childbirth or pelvic trauma that result in a lack of sensation
Until recently, the medical community had few resources available to diagnose and treat women with female sexual dysfunction, but today many options exist many more are being studied.