Sexual pleasure is often described as one of the most pleasant pleasures in life.
But for many, this is difficult to access when they have difficulty becoming sexually aroused.
Some may not think about sex at all outside of these moments of intimacy.
Others may think about sex, desire sex and even dream about it.
On the other hand, in both cases, when they are actually involved in a sexual encounter, in real life, with a real living person, they suddenly find it difficult to wake up sexually.
Solutions were designed and marketed, as these problems affected many people …
In 1998, the first erection-enhancing drug, Viagra, entered the market, and literally millions of men came forward to admit that sometimes they needed help to improve their sex life. Doctors now prescribe additional drugs (Cialis and Levitra), each of which has additional benefits and varying side effects.
For men who cannot take these drugs due to complications with other diseases and medications (for example, diabetes and hypertension), doctors can prescribe penile injections and even the surgically implanted vacuum pump. Although these drugs, injections or surgeries can help, they often do not replace the psychological blockages of sexual arousal.
Because, in the case of drugs for erection problems, the latter do not work if there is no desire or excitement.
So, for men, these solutions may help or not at all!
Women’s arousal is sometimes more complex.
As for men, the part of the psychological holds a preponderant place in the process of desire and arousal.
But health problems can also greatly affect a woman’s sexuality.
There may be a vaginal or urinary tract infection that prevents lubrication, creates dry skin and causes painful sexual intercourse.
Women can also experience various hormonal changes, such as those that occur before, during and after pregnancy and during menopause.
There are a variety of medical solutions currently being used with varying levels of success.
These include testosterone patches, vaginal estrogens, estrogen and progesterone creams, pills, and they are even experimenting with hormonal nasal sprays. Some women retain vaginal pain following an episiotomy that was given to them during the delivery process. Other women are emotionally depressed or anxious, which can interfere with sexual arousal.
Physiotherapists specializing in pelvic floor treatments can often solve vaginal pain, vaginismus (painful contractions) and other muscle tension problems that interfere with arousal and enjoyment of sexual intercourse. Many other body therapies can help alleviate body tension patterns that can interfere with blood circulation and decrease sexual arousal.
For both men and women, medications prescribed for other health problems can also interfere with the body’s natural awakening process.
Medications taken for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, certain cancers and other acute or chronic diseases can block arousal.
Psychological drugs, such as Prozac and Zoloft can improve mood by increasing the level of serotonin, but this in turn can decrease sexual arousal.
Problems with arousal can be exacerbated by unexpressed emotions, fears, insecurities and even physical discomfort. Psychotherapists, sex therapists and marriage and family therapists can help individuals and couples better understand what is happening, why it might be happening and some possible ways to overcome the problems. Even a few sessions of sex therapy, with an experienced and qualified therapist, can help you recognize your own thought patterns that can cause arousal problems.
If you are currently experiencing a problem with sexual arousal and you have not spoken to a professional about this problem, what are you waiting for?
What’s stopping you?
The only thing to be afraid of is fear itself.
By facing the problem head on, admitting that you have a problem and asking for help, very quickly what was once a problem will no longer be just a memory.