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7 female health conditions that can interfere with your sex life

Erectile dysfunction is the leading cause of male sex problems. But did you know gynaecological problems might prevent you from sexual intimacy?

Written by Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti | Updated : March 9, 2016 7:13 PM IST


Female Sex Problems

Not only time and mood but several other factors can interfere with your sex life. Right from pain during the sex to infection in genitals, here are seven common health problems that might stop you from having sex.



Trichomoniasis: A sexually transmitted disease (STD), trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite which affects the vagina and spreads through sexual intercourse. The symptoms include burning, redness of the genitals and discomfort during urination.


PID (pelvic Inflammatory Disease)

PID (pelvic inflammatory disease): An infection of female genital tracts which can be caused by bacteria, virus or worms (in some cases). The typical signs of PID include fever, menstrual irregularities and pain in lower abdomen, which might hinder your sex life. Also Read - 5 Superfoods For Full Body Detox


Genital Warts

You can apply apple cider vinegar on genital warts. © Shutterstock



Vaginismus: A common type of sexual dysfunction in women, vaginismus causes involuntary spasm of the muscles of the vagina. So when having sex, the sudden muscle contraction might lead to severe pain during penetrative sex.


Genital Herpes

Genital herpes: It causes blisters in the vagina and anus, thus making it difficult to indulge in sex. Caused due to herpes simplex virus (HSV), it can be transmitted through oral, vaginal and anal sex. Also Read - 7 Fitness Rules Prateik Babbar Lives By