The Many Sides of Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual health in women is complex and involves everything from cultural issues to physical, mental, and emotional health influences. When it comes to sexual dysfunction, the problem takes on many different forms, but all end with the same result — a lackluster sex life.

At Tahoe Women’s Care, Dr. Gary Willen and our team offer compassionate and experienced care when it comes to sexual dysfunction. We understand the unique issues that women face and how they can affect your sexual health. Beyond our understanding of the problem, we also offer solutions, helping women of all ages regain their quality of life.

Here’s a look at the many sides of sexual dysfunction, and more importantly, what we can do about the problem.

Sexual dysfunction broken down

As we mentioned, a woman’s sexual health is complicated, and dysfunction includes problems in the following areas:


This is the most common disorder and describes a lack of interest in sex.


Even if your desire is there, you may have problems becoming aroused or maintaining arousal.

Orgasmic disorders

With these disorders you’re unable (or find it difficult) to achieve orgasm despite sufficient stimulation.


This is a catchall category for the many problems that can affect your vaginal health, from vaginal dryness to pain during sex because of sensitive tissue.

Complicating matters, all too often these problems are related. For example, after menopause, your hormones are in flux and can leave you with lubrication issues. This dryness lends itself to painful sex, which affects your desire for sex and your ability to be aroused.

In younger women, hormones fluctuate after childbirth, which can wreak havoc on your physical and mental health, all of which can lead to sexual dysfunction.

Treating sexual dysfunction

The first thing to understand about sexual dysfunction is the word “dysfunction,” which means something isn’t working correctly. We urge you to discuss your issues with us, because they’re important and there are many ways that we can restore “function.”

With nonphysical problems like problems with desire and arousal, we can test your hormone levels to see if they play a role. If your issues stem from experiences, beliefs, or emotional health, we can point you in the right direction to get the help you deserve.

If your sexual dysfunction is rooted in physical issues with your vagina, we offer two approaches:

We’ve had great success with both treatments, which encourage vaginal tissue health by alleviating dryness and thinning tissue.

The bottom line is that your sexual health matters, and we’re here to help. Simply contact our office in Carson City, Nevada, to set up an appointment so we can sit down with you to discuss your issues and possible solutions.

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