Shades Of Women’s Sexual Health

Written by Emma Skylar, Modified October 24, 2017
Women’s Sexual Health

Women’s sexual health has now become a topic of discussion, especially in the media. Women recognize the importance of their sexuality and are willing to learn more about their sexual health.

Women’s sexual health encompasses a very broad range of feelings and activities. It takes into account gender roles and identities, pleasure, sexual orientation, eroticism, intimacy, and reproduction. Women’s sexual health is can be experienced and likewise expressed in fantasies, thoughts, behaviors, attitudes, and relationships. Sexual satisfaction helps fulfill physical, emotional needs, intimacy and overall well-being.

The quality of a woman’s sexual experience is affected by age, individual differences, hormonal levels, by life situations, and by overall health and by the general well-being. Some of the things to be taken into account while discussing women’s sexual health include:

Gender roles and identities

To be a woman is not only determined by sexual organs. How you talk, act, and behave are some of the qualities that determine your gender. Gender identity is related to how we feel about and expresses our gender and gender roles like behavior, clothing, and personal appearance.


Sexual pleasure is the feeling you get when sexually aroused. Sexual arousal is the body’s response to sexual stimulation. We may get aroused by things we see, hear, smell, touch or taste. Pleasure can be obtained in our imaginations, in the real world, or even in our dreams.

Sexual orientation

Sexual orientation relates to the sex of those to whom one is sexually attracted. Some women are turned on just by touch. Categories of sexual orientation included attraction to opposite sex, attraction to own sex, and attraction to both sexes.


Eroticism refers to a quality which causes sexual feelings. Eroticism relates to sensuality, sexual desire, and romantic love.

Orgasm & climax

Orgasm, a sexual climax is the sudden release of accumulated sexual excitement during sexual activities. There is usually a liquid discharge through the female vagina. Orgasm often result from sexual stimulation of the clitoris. It can be achieved through masturbation, penetrative sex, non-penetrative sex, or other sexual activities. Satisfaction usually occurs after orgasm.

How to achieve Orgasm?

The female body is really complicated. A man can easily climax by stroking of the penis. Most women find it hard to climax. Here are a few tips to help you and your partner achieve a more pleasurable, intense sexual experience:

  • Ask your partner to touch, or caress, your clitoris using his fingers, or tongue before, during, or after sex.
  • Explore with foreplay.
  • Reduce friction by adding a few drops of lube.
  • Integrate sex toys into your sex activities.
  • Watch sensual porn and read up more erotic stories.

Sexual problem

A sexual problem is a sexual dysfunction that impedes with a woman’s sexual satisfaction. Some of the challenges affecting a woman’s sexual functioning include fertility issues, depression, disease, disability, and aging. Learning how to manage these challenges is essential in maintaining a positive sexual health.

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