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Understanding Female Sexual Dysfunction and How to Treat It

An overview of female sexual dysfunction (FSD), including its symptoms, causes and risk factors, and available treatment options.

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a common but often misunderstood condition that has a significant physical and psychological impact on women’s lives. FSD can cause a range of symptoms, including difficulty becoming aroused, persistent lack of desire for sexual activity, pain or discomfort during intercourse, and difficulty achieving orgasm. In this blog post, we’ll explore the various aspects of female sexual dysfunction and ways to treat it.

Signs & Symptoms

The most commonly reported symptoms of female sexual dysfunction include reduced libido; persistent lack of pleasure during sex; feeling anxious about sex; pain during or after intercourse; and trouble becoming aroused. Many people with FSD experience more than one symptom at once. It’s also important to note that there are different types of FSD depending on when the symptoms start to occur. For example, hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is characterized by an ongoing lack of interest in sex. On the other hand, arousal disorder is marked by difficulty becoming sexually aroused despite having an active libido and affection for your partner or being able to become aroused but not maintaining it throughout sexual activity.

Causes & Risk Factors

The exact cause of FSD remains unclear due to its complexity, but there are certain factors that have been linked to it such as: hormonal changes (such as menopause); psychological issues (such as depression); certain medications used to treat other health conditions; relationship problems; medical conditions such as diabetes; and pelvic floor muscle weakness. Furthermore, FSD can be linked to lifestyle factors like stress, alcohol consumption, smoking, and lack of sleep – all of which can negatively impact our bodies overall health. Additionally, both past traumatic experiences and current trauma can be contributing factors towards developing FSD.

Diagnosis & Treatments

Typically, diagnosis will involve talking through your symptoms with a healthcare provider who can then recommend some self-care treatments like stress reduction or over-the-counter lubricants for dryness issues. Physical therapies such as pelvic floor exercise may be beneficial for strengthening muscles in the pelvis area to reduce any discomfort during intercourse as well as achieving stronger orgasms if desired.

In cases where self-care remedies don’t work or the problem persists, additional treatment options or further examinations into hormone levels may be recommended. Prescription wellness therapies like Arousal Cream or PT 141 have been shown to have positive effects on FSD.

Arousal Creams are applied directly to the area, providing increased arousal, sensitivity and pleasure during sexual activity. Arousal Creams contain ingredients that can help stimulate nerve endings in the genital area and work as vasodilators which increases blood flow and heightens sensation. The combination of ingredients work well together to help stimulate libido and create a more enjoyable sexual experience.

Bremelanotide, also known as PT-141, is a peptide therapy that has been proven to help treat FSD by mimicking endorphins, the hormones responsible for sexual arousal and pleasure in women. Studies have shown that PT-141 can lead to significant improvements in symptoms related to FSD. PT-141 can help bridge the gap between mind and body to create positive associations with sex.


FSD is a complex issue that has historically not been easily diagnosed due to the stigma surrounding discussions around female sexuality and satisfaction within their intimate relationships. This leads to many individuals not seeking help despite suffering with this issue to the point that it impacts their quality of life significantly when left untreated. Understanding exactly what FSD is and being aware that treatments are available can help people feel confident enough to seek professional help so they can take back control over their own body.

Schedule a Wellness Consultation today to discuss FSD and available wellness therapies to help treat it, conveniently and discreetly.



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