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Female sexual problems

Affection, love and sex are important aspects of life. But sexual activity is also associated with some risks and, sometimes, health problems. Learn more about difficulty reaching female orgasm, lack of libido, painful sex for women, STIs, vaginal bleeding and more. You can also use the healthdirect Symptom Checker to check your symptoms.

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Difficulty reaching female orgasm

It's not uncommon for a woman to never have experienced an orgasm during sexual activity. If you have never had an orgasm, don’t worry. It’s a skill w...

Loss of female libido.

Loss of female libido

It’s not unusual for a woman to lose interest in sex at some stage. Here’s information about a range of physical and psychological factors that can im...

Painful sex for women is not uncommon, you should see a doctor for treatment.

Painful sex for women

Experiencing some pain or discomfort during sex is fairly common. However there are treatments available and you should seek further help.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sex is an important part of a healthy relationship, but it can carry risks. Learn about safe sex, STIs, how to spot symptoms, and what to do if you ge...

Female sanitary products

Vaginal bleeding

Vaginal bleeding can have numerous causes, not always related to menstruation. These include infection and injury. Learn more about vaginal bleeding...

Someone may experience vaginismus due to either physical or psychological factors


Many women will experience vaginismus, with the muscles around the vagina tightening involuntarily, at some point in their life. Learn about common ca...

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Prevention of catching, or spreading, an STI is critical, as they can result in serious health problems. Knowing the facts empowers you to make up your own mind about your body. Be aware of the infections and what to do if you have unsafe sex or see any possible symptoms. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or visit your local sexual health clinic as a priority.

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