Doctors Lounge - Reproductive Medicine AnswersBack to Reproductive Medicine Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 10/16/2017.
Forum Name: Female Sexual Disorders
|meanmustard - Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:00 pm||
I am female in my late teens, and I have never been attracted to anyone in my entire life. I have never thought anyone was hot or been turned on by someone, or even turned on by anything at all. I have never had sexual desire, arousal, tension or anything. Basically, the only way I can explain it is I feel exactly the same as I did as a child--completely devoid of any form of sexuality. Attempts at masturbation only leave me feeling physically numb (not numb per se, but that's the closest way I can describe it for lack of a better term).
Is this a hormone imbalance, or something else? I am not on any medication, I am completely healthy otherwise, and my period is regular.
|Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:30 pm||
While some young women report a high sexual arousal and desire, as a rule, women are most aroused when they are in a loving and committed relationship. This varies from most men, but it is quite normal. I would not be alarmed unless you fall in love (which happens later for some than others and it's OK) and then you still find no physical attraction at all.
Hormones can play a role for sure but we don't know a lot about this and have not yet discovered how to manipulate this with women. Many women on hormonal contraceptives find this decreases libido, but usually this would only be noticed if she had previously had a higher level prior to the pill or other device use.
I think you are premature in worrying about this as sexual maturity (emotional as well as physical) varies tremendously in women.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.