Dr. Clark explains why some women experience low sexual desire.
Often the female has no motive or interest in sexuality, and often it has to do with that she is not in charge of her sexuality and that often has to do with training or lack of training and this is pervasive. I think you will find it in every culture all over the globe and so therefore it’s considered normal and I don’t believe it is, but I think the female is at least as sexual, or more sexual than the male, but the fear and negativity around female sexuality is so pervasive that we can’t even see it. It’s been around for centuries.
What you hear sometimes is, you know, how to get around the female, you know, give her a medicine, not just a medicine, but you know, give her something that will get her going and you know, the mind and the body are one – they do affect each other. If the emotions and the experiences that a person has, male or female, but we are talking about females here, you know, if that dampens or if they are fearful, if they learn negative attitudes, if they have negative experiences around sexuality, they will not be interested and it will effect their biology.
Their biology will be changed and they don’t feel, you know, the urge. They don’t acknowledge it, or they are running from it if they have had been sexually abused or raped they will run from that experience and I think we simply document it that that’s a funny experience of an abuse that can, they move away from sexuality. They do not want that experience. Or it comes up, if they do have a partner and you know, they, a committed partner, it does come up as problems and avoidance or a lack of desire, lack of orgasm.
About Dr. Mary M. Clark, Ph.D.:
Mary McGinn Clark, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist (PSY17897), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC17748) and an AASECT Certified Diplomate in Sex Therapy with over 25 years of experience working with people. She addresses sexuality, relationship and intimacy concerns for individuals and couples. She has taught at the University of San Diego, SDSU, MiraCosta and Grossmont Community Colleges and presented material at UCSD and at professional conventions.