In the past 40 years several US studies have shown that women suffer more sexual dysfunction than men. A named research entitled "The frequency of sexual dysfunction in normal couples" (1978), Frank E. specialists, C. Anderson and D. Rubinstein, established a prevalence of sexual problems in couples, 40% for males and 60% for women.
Other doctors like David Nathan, who during the eighties evaluated the frequency with which these complexities in couples present, placed the issue between 1 to 15% in men and from 1 to 35% in women.
HIGHEST NUMBER OF MEN dysfunctions
Meanwhile, in 1990, Carey MP IP Spector and found a prevalence of 4 to 10% of the population, and at the end of the decade, Laumann EO, Paik and RC A. Rosen set a precedence of 31% for men and 43% for women, according to the Guide to Good Clinical Practice in sexual dysfunctions the Ministry of Health of Spain, published in 2004.
For the psychologist and member of the Spanish organization Actio-Applied Psychology, Raquel De Laorden, these figures are far from the current. According to the specialist, "43% of women experience some sexual disorder, 35% of men."
However, many females still do not know this reality. Mistakenly believe that the malfunctioning of this type only affect the male population. As happened to Rosario Gomez, a 25-year-old who says Efe that after appoint some sexual dysfunction, was "unknown" and states that "thought that this problem only happens to men."
Words such as vaginismus, involuntary constriction of the muscles of women to attempt intercourse, or dyspareunia genitals, recurrent genital pain associated with sexual intercourse, are still alien to many women. "The lack of knowledge about such issues enables these disturbances occur," according to comments the medical and member of the Association of Specialists in Sexology, Ana Belen Romero.
However, in 2012 this women's issues resonated strongly in the media when it appeared a survey by the University of Chicago (USA) and was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1999. The study concluded that the prevalence of sexual dysfunction is higher in the female population than the male, and specified that "43% of women being 18 and 59 have experienced some form of sexual dysfunction throughout their lives."
This survey, however, went further and managed to find out what kind of sexual disorders were more common in the female population. The result: 21% of women between 18 and 29 years claimed that he suffered any pain during intercourse, while 27% speak of "unpleasant" experiences.
In this vein, the Department of Urology and Psychiatry at the University of California (USA), said "nearly 40% of women have never sought treatment or assistance" to these problems.
DISCLAIMER YOUR BODY
Why the female population continues hiding this kind of dysfunction when it is established that sexual health is an integral part of human life ?.
For example, there is a scene from the American TV series "Orange Is the New Black", illustrating the reason for this difficulty. In the middle of a conversation, one of the prison realizes how little he knows his genitals. You do not know your true appearance, or how they work, which leads her to investigate her private parts with the help of a mirror.
Here, if it is part of the fiction, it is more common than it seems. Of Laorden notes that "many women are unaware of their own body and genitals, specifically the function of the clitoris."
What, then, young women who have never had sex out of fear or misinformation? Or with those who do not yet have adequate sex education and also tend to associate this practice with guilt? Are they more likely to have a sexual disorder related to pain ?.
For medical and sexual health specialist Ana Belen Romero, "these disorders are related to the psychological aspect and can arise even during the first sexual relations."
These problems are due to factors such as fear of intimacy, coupled with the fear of rejection by the couple, inadequate education and the association of sex with immorality or guilt, and the role of women in sex, where it prevails the idea of satisfying the man, according to Efe De Laorden. Romero insists that such ideas still "weigh heavily on our culture and should be demystified." It draws attention, for example, on the design of female masturbation. He says, "is still a complete taboo in our society."
Against this, the psychologist and sexologist Cristina Martínez, adviser to the Spanish Association for Sexual Health, notes that "women, unlike men, do not dare to live naturally masturbation and that creates a great lack of their sexuality ".
Martinez also said that "women usually are used to be the man who discovers his own pleasure without having to herself and this is because many have never explored their genital area, which generates an occult or biggest taboo in women than in men. "
In sum, according to Romero, "to avoid sexual problems women should be in the hands of an expert to help you resolve these dysfunctions and, once found together where the problem is, your sex life may favor the auto-eroticism".
This, in short, "allows you to discard fears, taboos and shame, because the knowledge base of the female body is also essential to avoid sexual disorder.
It is true that if a woman does not even know his anatomy, if you do not know what their hot spots, or what touch can make you orgasm, can hardly talk to your partner and know what you really like, "says Romero.