Diminished Sexual Sensation

Decreased Sexual Sensation and Your Pelvic Floor Muscles

In many women, decreased sexual sensation is often a sign of weak pelvic floor muscles. Some women experience low libido or lose interest in sex, which can causes stress on relationships and even feelings of depression. The pelvic floor muscles play a major role in sexual function and satisfaction. The weaker these muscles, the less satisfactory a woman’s sexual response will be; the stronger the pelvic floor muscles, the more pleasurable sexual sensation will be.

Weak pelvic floor muscles are caused by several factors including:

  • Pregnancy and vaginal childbirth
  • menopause
  • obesity
  • smoking
  • diabetes
  • sports injuries

Treating decreased sexual sensation

Physical therapy is the number one treatment option for decreased sexual sensation caused by weak pelvic floor muscles. The goal of physical therapy is to strengthen these muscles through pelvic floor retraining and targeted pelvic floor exercises to improve sexual response.

Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing decreased sexual sensation to be evaluated for pelvic floor muscle problems.  You are not alone in this problem and the specialists at Chesapeake Urology are ready to help restore your sexual health and well being.