Registered in Ireland: We have regular sex, but to me it feels like a box to tick rather than anything else. Do you think that my disinterest reflects the fact that I may have, in the past, had sex with men who were not very good in bed?
Researchers say psychological reasons as well as physical discomfort deter older women from sexual activity. Women have less sex as they age. Those who are having sex experience less enjoyment from it, too.
Having sex with other people stresses me out. There are so many things to worry about when having sex with someone for the first time. Hooking up is especially anxiety-inducing.
Many women suffer pain during intercourse, which can make sex unenjoyable. It's often a complicated and difficult topic for couples to discuss and address because there are many reasons that could be causing the issue. Pain due to endometriosis or inflammation. Sydney physiotherapist and The Pelvic Expert's Heba Shaheed pictured has detailed the top five reasons women don't find sex pleasurable.
The reality that women are googling it, yet very few seek professional advice, is perhaps the first clue as to why women have a complicated relationship with their sexuality. Sex is culturally understood to be an act done by men to women — and thus we often deprive ourselves of sexually agency. At the beginning of relationships, women see a spike in their libido.
When you first met your partner, there was electricity, there was passion, and there was sex—lots of it! While there are dozens of reasons for lack of lust—from illness to stress to scheduling—the truth is that sex is healthy for body and mind and builds closeness, intimacy and a sense of partnership in your relationship. We invite you to recognize the real-life obstacles to your healthiest, most fulfilling sex life, so you can find ways to overcome them.
Public Health England has just released the results of a major national study into women's reproductive health, and the results are grim. Ever thought to yourself, "Why don't I enjoy sex? The research from this survey revealed that almost half of millennial women lack an enjoyable sex life — a finding that even the most sexually fulfilled amongst us would struggle to be shocked at in the era of the orgasm gap.
I am currently on the Pill and have been for about a year. I have a problem with reaching orgasm when having sex, or even enjoying sex at all. I have tried everything.
If our bodies are built for pleasure, why is that so many of us struggle to enjoy sex? And how do we go about having a better time of it? In the first instance, not understanding the mechanics of your body — as married virgin Stopes found out — can massively hamper the pleasure you experience using it.
Sexual experiences reflect the mingling of the mind and the body. What goes on in the mind is affected not only by what is going on sexually and nonsexually between the partners, but by everything that has gone on in the woman's life. Sometimes even experiences from childhood can be relevant. This means that what she feels when her body is being stimulated by her partner depends not only on the partner's skill, gentleness, care, and ability to be guided by her needs, but also by what is going on in her mind while this is going on.