Part of sexual health is the desire, comfort, and pleasure you get from sex itself. It is a natural part of being a woman. Yet many things can make it hard for you—and a lot of women like you—to enjoy or desire sex.
In a survey, women ranked having a healthy sex life
higher than career satisfaction, home ownership, traveling, and social life.*
*Based on a survey of 1,200 U.S. women aged 18-50. ARHP Women’s Sexual Health Survey.
That’s the idea, but a lot of things go into having a healthy sex life. To begin with, every woman’s desire for it is different. You might be a happy camper having it 3 times a month. But, your friend might not be happy unless she’s having sex 3 times a week. And your sister may be completely satisfied just snuggling every night. There are a number of reasons for this, such as culture, background, and past sexual experiences. Wait, there’s more: emotional, physical, and psychological factors can affect intimacy and sex, too.
These can include:
Troubles with having sex or enjoying it are sometimes called female sexual dysfunction (FSD or female sexual difficulties). It can be life-long or can develop over time.
If you’re having a hard time enjoying
or desiring sex,
it’s important to find out why.