Liver Health and Sexual Dysfunction
What are the Symptoms of Sexual Dysfunction?
The most common symptoms of sexual dysfunction in females are:
- Lack of desire to have sexual intercourse
- Lack of arousal during sexual intercourse or the inability to maintain arousal
- Inability to have an orgasm (the climax or peak of sexual pleasure which occurs during sexual activity)
- Pain during sexual intercourse – usually due to vaginal dryness
The most common symptoms of sexual dysfunction in males are:
- Ejaculation disorders – premature ejaculation (ejaculation that occurs too soon); inhibited or retarded ejaculation (ejaculation that is slow to occur); and retrograde ejaculation (at ejaculation, semen is forced back into the bladder rather than exiting through the penis at orgasm)
- Erectile dysfunction (impotence) – the inability to attain and/or maintain an erection suitable to perform the act of intercourse
- Inhibited sexual desire – decrease in desire or loss of interest in sexual activity
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- What are the Symptoms of Sexual Dysfunction?
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