There can also be physical barriers to sexual response:
Low hormone levelsHormones are chemical messengers that carry instructions throughout the body. The level of one hormone often affects the level of another. Both estrogen and testosterone appear to be important to a woman's interest in sex and capacity to reach orgasm. Low estrogen levels may decrease how much lubricant a woman produces when she is aroused, and cause the tissues of the vagina to become thinner. Hormone levels may change:
- around the time of menopause
- if a woman has her ovaries removed or has other gynecological surgery
- when a woman takes birth control pills
There are also certain illnesses that can cause problems in the Sexual Response cycle.
-Diabetes- The nervous system is affected which can cause for a lack of sensation.
-Heart Disease- Lack of proper blood flow can cause not enough blood to reach the areas that need to become engorged in order to become aroused.
-Injury, surgery- especially to the genital area can cause scaring and damage to nerves.
-Depression- Can cause a lack of desire, or self confidence. Making it hard to start the first step of the Sexual response cycle.
Always consult your doctor if you are feeling pain during sex. But explore options with Vaginal dilators, a good lubricant and Kegal exercises.