Women are becoming more open about their sexual wellness. and that’s a really good thing. According to a recent study done on the prevalence of female sexual dysfunction “over 40% of women have psychological distress from female sexual dysfunction, and only 14% consult a physician about it.”1 That’s over a quarter of women who are missing out on the many benefits of a healthy sex life. That’s over a quarter of women suffering in silence. I’ll let that sink in for a moment.
For too long, female pleasure and the parts of their bodies’ that enable such pleasure has long been regarded as taboo and firmly avoided by the mainstream. Often regarded as improper or scandalous or even worse, this long-held falsehood prevented many women for seeking out assistance when their own biology prevented them from experiencing sexual fulfillment.
In comparison, erectile dysfunction, the male equivalent of sexual dysfunction in women, has been studied at great length and a plethora of options exist for treating it. Studies for women are picking up some steam, but to this day primary mainstream treatment is limited to psychological treatment, hardly a big leap from Freud’s clinical days.
FEMALE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION: WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?
It’s actually a really big deal, according to recent studies on the effects sex has on overall health and wellbeing. Several studies have linked cardiovascular diseases with sexual dysfunction in females as well as males. According to a study done in 2008, they found that 87% of middle-aged women with heart failure reported some degree of sexual dysfunction. Of these patients, “80% reported reduced lubrication that resulted in frequent unsuccessful intercourse (76%) and 63% of the same population had difficulties achieving an orgasm.” These alarmingly high numbers suggest that sexual dysfunction most certainly has a huge effect on the quality of life for women—both physically and psychologically—and could even be an early indicator of a life-threatening/fatal disease.
SEX IS IMPORTANT. LIKE REALLY IMPORTANT.
According to the American Sexual Health Association, “Sex has been shown to promote better sleep habits, less stress, more happiness, etc. Sex is a healthy bodily function. Our bodies thrive on the chemicals released during orgasm, so a healthy sex life is indeed part of a healthy body.”
For older women, remaining sexually active long after menopause can wipe 7-12 years off thanks to the naturally occurring estrogen that’s released during sex. This in turn can have a positive impact on women’s self-esteem and set them up for a happier outlook on life. Sex, in other words, powers happiness and wellbeing.
A healthy sex life has also been linked to the following:
- Better sleep
- Stronger immune system
- Healthy libido
- Lower blood pressure
- Better urine control
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Stronger connections and wellbeing
- Longer, happier lives
VAGINAL REJUVENATION CAN HELP
The Stem Cell Doctors of Beverly Hills have tapped into the advancements in regenerative medicine to offer women of all ages and health backgrounds a path to relief, vitality, and improved sexual function. Our vaginal rejuvenation treatment options, have helped many women achieve sexual wellness they didn’t think were possible. From vaginal discomfort, lack of lubrication, and urine control issues, we have non-invasive options that can help get you back to living your life on your terms.
With over 25 years of experience in female sexual wellness, we are dedicated to helping women regain sexual pleasure and achieve:
- Enhanced elasticity
- Reduced dryness
- Improved lubrication
- Elimination of urinary leakage
- A better sex life
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WELCOME TO THE FEMALE SEXUAL REVOLUTION
The notion that 30 years ago our mothers or grandmothers would be sitting around talking about their latest round of vaginal rejuvenation treatments would be unthinkable. Back then, women didn’t talk about their vaginas AT ALL. Sure, maybe they complained about cramps. But rarely if ever did they speak of itchiness, discomfort during sex, or the actual appearance of their genitals.
Today, the mindset about vaginal and sexual wellness is shifting. And shifting for the better. More and more women are talking about both functional and aesthetic issues they have had or are currently experiencing. And quite a few women are actually doing something about it. Women are now, more than ever, increasingly vocal about their sexual desires and are willing if not eager to do whatever it takes to achieve and maintain them. And based on the growing evidence that a robust, fulfilling sex life has on overall health and longevity, it’s high time we stopped treating women’s sexual health like a taboo topic and treat it with the weighted respect it deserves.