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By Vera S. Maass

This booklet specializes in an issue often encountered by means of intercourse and family members therapists, psychologists and first care physicians: women’s sexual hope or lack thereof. The ebook covers either learn and medical interventions, and descriptions components that give a contribution to the decline in sexual wish in ladies of varied a while. The textual content describes healing steps which are undertaken with the assistance of a therapist or through the lady herself.

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Her pleasing behavior, which was based on her fear of abandonment, was the foundation of their marriage. Wilma did not realize at the time that in the presence of her fear, the intimacy she desired could not develop. She was painfully aware of the fact that after giving birth to and nursing two children her breasts did not shrink in size. Instead of a participant in sexual activities she became a “spectator” or observer. Keeping her husband’s original ideal picture of a woman alive in her mind, she was reminded on a daily basis of her own shortcomings.

Because the main hormone production occurs in the ovaries, oophorectomies would not be expected to interfere significantly with continued hormone production. However, some of the evidence in the relevant literature seems to indicate that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with premature ovarian failure (Siddle, Sarrel, & Whitehead, 1987). , 2000). A randomized controlled trial with physiological testosterone replacement in women over 48 years of age has shown significant improvement in the level of pleasure and orgasm capacity but not in the degree of desire (Basson, 2003).

The women seemed to experience a significant degree of depression. Menopause and Sexual Functioning The term “sexual functioning” is defined in this book as engaging in activities of a sexual nature, such as penis–vagina intercourse, oral–genital stimulation and pleasuring, anal penetration, and individual and mutual masturbation to the satisfaction of the individuals involved. The effect of menopause on women’s sexual functioning has been a concern for clinicians for quite some time as the underlying hormonal changes of the menopausal status are thought to have an adverse impact on sexuality.

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