Hormonal Influence on Female Sexuality
Hormonal Influence on Female Sexuality - Human sexuality undergoes influences in numerous variables, since our formation as individuals, mostly on the psycho-sociological point view. In the biological sphere, variations on the production of sexual hormones may leave marks on the so-called normal sexual life, as well as sexual disorders, more notably in the post-menopausal period.
Such complaint as reduction or absence of desire, are usually quite common on the daily clinical practice, which lead to arousal disturbances, decreasing lubrication and hampering orgasm reaching beside pain and discomfort during sexual intercourse. Such sexual dysfunctions customarily affect, somewhat harshly at times, the life quality of these women.
Although almost entirety of symptoms stems from psychogenic causes, during the menopause phase, it is also needed to hold accountable the hormonal drop that are women subjected. The prime hormones engaged in female sexuality are the estrogen and the testosterone. The estrogen plays a major part in the mammal tissue, vulva, and vagina in that lubrication and elasticity functioning, so-rendered penetration comfortable and painless.
In the post-menopause, a fall in the level of estrogen promotes in a progressive manner loss in rugosity and elasticity of the vagina, which may result in shortening, narrowing and bleeding from a laceration, causing pain and discomfort during intercourse. The vaginal mucosa turns thin, pale and dried becoming prone to bacteria proliferation responsible for vaginitis and thrush. Thus, the usual flora of Donderlein bacilli cannot develop and consequently hinder Lactic Acid production responsible for the acidic environ of the vagina, rendering it more alkali. To the extent of testosterone, it is responsible for the maintenance, increase or decrease in sexual desire, being such basically its function in the female system.
When weighing hormonal treatment for women post-menopause, it is of paramount importance that assessment on repercussions of such treatment will bring upon their sexual life. Almost always, hormonal replacement is conducted with estrogen and progesterone, given that blood testosterone level is not entirely trustable through mechanisms of measurement available. Undeniable is the effects of estrogen on the vaginal tissue, which becomes lustrous again, contributing further to improve states of pain in intercourse and vaginal dryness.
When it comes down to libido, therapeutics with testosterone usually improves significantly desire, arousal and sexual fantasies. Even though evidence exists on the benefits of its administration, its employment is still viewed with stoic cautious by the medical class, since standardization of minimal efficient dosage on symptoms of libido deficit is yet to be met. Let alone long lasting surveys that ensure pinpoint accuracy testing the on safety of the treatment. Yet hormonal effects of masculinization noticeably post elapsed time of testosterone usage, including acne, hair-growth, weight-gain and alteration on voice-pitch.
Anyhow, it is good to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel towards the improvement of women’s libido. Remains the expectation for new researchers to be put in place and therefore approval for the sake of testosterone safety guidelines.