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Name: Lee

I am 45 y/o female. Over the past 2 years I have been noticed my ability to climax has decreased,although I still have a strong desire for sex. Even with self-stimulation,my orgasms feel weak/less intense. I understand many factors (stress,age,depression,meds)can lead to less desire,But this is upsetting to me. Any advice would be appreciated.

You are correct ... many factors including hormonal shifts, stress, changes in blood flow due to age, medications, a host of conditions, peripheral neuropathy, among other things can lead to shifts in sexual desire, arousal, and orgasm. I recommend a complete evaluation with someone familiar with the sexual functioning of women. I'd start with my gynecologist or internist. You can also check out AASECT.org for a certifed sex therapist in your area.

Dr. Sandy Scantling
Author of Extraordinary Sex Now.
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