Myth: Women never suffer from sexual dysfunction.
Fact: Women are more often affected by sexual dysfunction than are men, 2 to 1, just like the ratio of women to men.
Even in younger women, the question of how many times a week they have sex as opposed to how many times a week they actually have an orgasm, is usually answered the same; sex—3-4 times a week, orgasm—once a week, because we are less aware of our bodies than are men.
Men have a penis, and they are fascinated by the appendage from birth; often touching or playing with it as young boys and then, well, they become men. Women have a clitoris and are very unaware of it until some well-thinking, well-experienced male points out that it’s there and always has been.
While we do become aware of the clitoris, we may not be aware of the many factors that contribute to a lack of arousal, or organism, due to health problems. Among the health problems that contribute to FDS are diabetes, high blood pressure, heart conditions, and mental or emotional fatigue and depression.
Another contributing factor comes with age; the dreaded big “M,” menopause. Instead of naming it menopause, they should have given it a more appropriate name “mencantgetnearthis.” Mencantgetnearthis describes every emotion and feeling that women going through the “change of life” has or possesses in her artillery of reasons why she is no longer interested in sex, and wants desperately to bite off the head of any man that comes within striking distance.
Menopause, or Mencantgetnearthis, causes night sweats, mood swings, depression, upper lip growth (oh, that one is attractive), weight gain, vaginal dryness, and a great lack of clitoral stimulus leading to a lack of ability to achieve orgasm.
If you can get passed the obvious—you feel fat, bloated, over-heated, sexless, and constantly annoyed—there is hope for the clitoris.