FSD - FSFI-6
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD)
Sexual problems in women are common. On average, they affect about one in two women, and become more common as women get older.
The most common sexual problems are:
- Loss of sexual desire
- Loss of sexual arousal
- Problems with orgasm
- Sexual pain (pelvic pain)
The abridged Female Sexual Function Index (FDFI-6) is a valuable tool for screening women that are likely to suffer from Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). These six simple questions ask about your sexual feelings and responses during the past 4 weeks. Please answer the following questions as honestly and clearly as possible. Your responses will be kept completely confidential. In answering these questions the following definitions apply:
Sexual activity can include caressing, foreplay, masturbation and vaginal intercourse.
Sexual intercourse is defined as penile penetration (entry) of the vagina.
Sexual stimulation includes situations like foreplay with a partner, self-stimulation (masturbation), or sexual dysfunction.
Adapted from Maturitas, Assessment of sexual function of mid-aged Ecuadorian women with the 6-item, 407-412, 2012, with permission from Elsevier.
Possible low sexual function.
It sounds as though you have some problems, you could be experiencing female sexual dysfunction. Book a visit to see your GP. Before you go to your GP: write down any symptoms you've had, list any medications you're taking, and write down any questions you have. Also, encourage your partner to come with you!
Tips to improve your sexual function: