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Female Sexual Problems (cont.)

Female Sexual Problems Prevention

The most important thing you can do to prevent or recover from sexual problems is communicate openly and honestly with your partner.

Adopt a healthy lifestyle to promote overall well-being. This will increase your confidence and self-esteem, which will in turn increase your interest in sex and your responsiveness.

  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Don't use tobacco.
  • Get active physically for at least 30 minutes every day.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Keep stress under control.
  • If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation.
  • Have regular recommended health screenings, such as Pap test and mammogram.

Female Sexual Problems Prognosis

Some sexual problems resolve naturally with time or with changes in life situation. Most, however, do not. Ignoring persistent sexual problems does not make them go away. Ongoing sexual problems lead to resentment and problems in the relationship.

The outlook for sexual problems depends on the cause of the problem. Problems due to reversible or treatable medical conditions often resolve with appropriate treatment. Some mild problems caused by anxiety, stress, or relationship problems can improve with counseling, education, and improved communication.

Female Sexual Problems Support Groups and Counseling

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
112 South Alfred St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
P.O. Box 5488
Richmond, VA 23220-0488

Medically reviewed by Wayne Blocker, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology


Preda, Adrian, et al. "Female Anorgasmia." Medscape. 30 July 2012.

Previous contributing editors: George Lazarou, MD, FACOG, Director, Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Jack D Weiler Hospital/Montefiore Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Department of and Gynecology and Women's Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Lee P Shulman, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Head, Section of Reproductive Genetics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/20/2017

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