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What is female sexual dysfunction?

Female sexual dysfunuction has many possible symptoms and causes.  Fortunately, with appropriate measures, they are almost treatable.  Generally speaking, there are 4 kinds of sexual problems in women:

  • Desire disorders: When you are not interested in having sex or have less desire for sex than you used to.
  • Arousal disorders: When you don't feel a sexual response in your body or you cannot stay sexually aroused.
  • Orgasmic disorders: When you can't have an orgasm or you have pain during orgasm.
  • Sexual pain disorders: When you have pain during or after sex.

What causes sexual dysfunction?

Many things can cause problems in your sex life.  These include certain medicines (such as oral contraceptives and chemotherapy drugs), diseases (such as diabetes or high blood pressure), excessive alcohol use, vaginal infections etc.  Depression, relationship problems or abuse (current or past abuse) can also cause sexual dysfunction.  You may have less sexual desire during pregnancy, right after childbirth or when you are breastfeeding.  After menopause, many women feel less sexual desire, have vaginal dryness or have pain during sex due to a decrease in estrogen ( a hormone in the body).  The stresses of everyday life can also affect your ability to have sex.  Being tired from a busy job or caring for young children may affect your sexual desire.  You may also be bored by a long-standing sexual routine.

How do I know if I have a problem?

Up to 70% of couples have a problem with sex at some time in their relationship.  Most women will have sex that doesn't feel good at some point in her life.  This doesn't necessarily mean you have a sexual problem.  If you don't want to have sex or it never feels good, you might have a sexual problem.  Discuss your concerns with your doctor.  Remember hat anything you tell your doctor is private and that your doctor can help you find a reason and possible treatment for your sexual dysfunction.

What can I do?

If desire is the problem, try changing your usal routine.  Try having sex at different times of the day or try a different sexual position.

Arousal disorders can often be helped if you use a vaginal cream or sexual lubricant for dryness.  If you have gone through menopause, talk to your doctor about taking estrogen or using an estrogen cream.  If you have problems achieving orgasm, you may not be getting enough foreplay or stimulation before actual intercourse begins.  Try increasing the time spent in foreplay and be sure to communicate with your partner so that they know what feels pleasurable to you.  Many women don't have an orgasm during actual intercourse but may respond to other forms of stimulation.  If you're having pain during sex, try different positions.  When you are on top, you have more control over penetration and movement.  Emptying your bladder before you have sex, using extra lubrication or taking a warm bath before sex all may help.  If you still have pain during sex, talk to your doctor.  There are a variety of causes of pain during sex; your doctor can help you find the cause of your pain and decide what treatment is best for you.

Can medicine help?

If you have gone through menopause or have had your uterus and/or ovaries removed, taking the hormone estrogen may help with sexual problems.  If you're not already taking estrogen, ask your doctor if this is an option for you.  You may also have heard that taking sildenafil (Viagra) or the male hormone testosterone can help women with sexual problems.  Both Viagra and testosterone can have serious side effects, so using them is something you and your doctor can decide after careful analysis.  At Canada Chemists, we make a topical cream (BLUE CREAM®) with sildenafil that avoids the systemic side effects associated with taking oral medicationns such as Viagra and testosterone.

What else can I do?

Learn more about your body and how it works.  Ask your doctor about how medicines, illnesses, surgery, age, pregnancy or menopause can affect sex.  Your doctor can suggest ways to treat your sexual problems or can referr you to a sex therapist or counselor if needed.

What is BLUE CREAM®?

BLUE CREAM® is a prescription cream that is compounded exclusively at Canada Chemists, for women who are having trouble with sexual stimulation, insufficient vaginal lubrication, a lack of sex drive or the inability to fully enjoy sex and reach orgasms.

The active ingredients in BLUE CREAM® include sildenafil (Viagra), aminophylline and arginine (to stimulate blood flow to the female genital area and increase a woman's sexual stimulation).  The combination of these proven ingredients increases female genital sensitivity and helps create powerful sensations during sexual activity.

How do I use BLUE CREAM®?

BLUE CREAM® is gently rubbed on the external genitalia and clitoris 10-15 minutes before sex.  It is safe, easy and discreet to use.

Who cannot use BLUE CREAM®?

Women who have serious medical conditions such as heart disease, auto-immune diseases, active herpes, drug sensitivities and chronic vaginal infections may not be ideal candidates for BLUE CREAM®.  Your physician will review your medical history before prescribing BLUE CREAM®.


Disclaimer: All content is provided for general information only and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of any health care professional.