What is Frigidity ?
Frigidity is the inability to experience pleasure from sexual intercourse, characterized by a general lack of sexual desire and responsiveness. The term frigidity is most often used to describe sexual dysfunction in women. It is usually of psychological origin, stemming from fear, anxiety, guilt, depression, conflict with one’s mate, and/ or feelings of inferiority. Early traumatic sexual experience or other unpleasant childhood and adolescent episodes are often factors. Frigidity may also be a result of physiological factors. Some women find intercourse painful due to insufficient lubrication, inadequate stimulation, underlying illness or infection, or some other physical cause. The pain causes them to fear and shrink from sexual contact. Vitamin deficiency can cause a deficiency in estrogen levels and result in improper lubrication. A chronic illness, some medications, low testosterone levels, and certain medical conditions can also greatly diminish sexual desire.
Common causes for frigidity
Physical causes can include hormonal imbalances, such as hypothyroidism, low progesterone levels and low testosterone levels; excess weight; lack of exercise; menopause; surgery (particularly ovarian or uterine); exhaustion and childbirth. Some other causes for frigidity are:-
- unskilled or uncaring partner
- a gynecological disease
- depression or trauma due to rape
- fear of pain, infection.
Symptoms of Frigidity
Symptoms of Frigidity may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of frigidity.
- Loss of female libido
- Lack of enjoyment of intercourse
- Painful intercourse
- Vaginal dryness
Psychological or physical frigidity
Frigidity SAD can stem from either psychological or physical conditions and is often of a very complex nature. Psychological causes for frigidity may include: lack of knowledge about sexual techniques, stress, and conflict with a partner; these are usually accompanied by anxiety, fear, depression, or guilt about sexual activities. Physical causes for frigidity may include: conditions that inflict pain during intercourse, reduction in estrogen due to menopause, abnormal physical structures in, on, or around the woman’s body, and obstructions.
Herbal remedies for Frigidity
- Chives contain minerals required for the manufacture of sex hormones.
- Kava kava, helps to deal with anxiety and nervousness. Caution: Not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers. It should not be taken together with alcohol, barbiturates, antidepressants, antipsycotic drugs or any other substance that act on the central nervous system.
- Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) is referred to as the ” female ginseng. ” In Traditional Chinese medicine it is used to balance the female hormonal system. Additionally it aids in problems related to peripheral circulation.
- Wild yam contains a natural steroid called dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) that rejuvenates and gives vigor to lovemaking. Take it for two weeks, then stop for two weeks, and soon.
- Siberian Ginseng increases energy, stamina and vitality. One of its main uses is to improve sexual performance and desire and to increase fertility. It nourishes the female reproductive organs and is indicated for vaginal dryness.
- Damiana is the “woman’s sexuality herb” -one of the most popular of plant aphrodisiacs. It contains alkaloids that directly stimulate the nerves and organs and have a testosterone-like effect. Damiana is excellent for supporting the sexual organs and enhancing sexual pleasure. For best results, place a dropperful of damiana extract under your tongue an hour or two before sexual activity. It may take several days for the difference to become apparent.
- Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale) has been used in Traditional Chinese medicine for 2500 years. Ginger supports a healthy cardiovascular system, prevents nausea and has been shown to decrease inflammation and platelet aggregation.
- Make sure to include the following in your diet: alfalfa sprouts; avocados; eggs that come fresh from hens (not those stored cold in the supermarket); olive oil; pumpkin seeds and other seeds and nuts; soy and sesame oil; and wheat.
- Avoid poultry, red meat, and sugar products.