Sex is an important part of life. For some women, thinking about sex starts early, often before puberty, and lasts until their final days on earth. On one level, sex is just another hormone-driven bodily function designed to perpetuate the species. On another, it's a pleasurable activity. It's also a connection that can help cement the bonds between two people.
Back to Sexual health. Many women have problems with sex at some stage in their life. To identify the reasons behind sexual dysfunction, both physical and psychological factors have to be considered, including a woman's relationship with her partner. Libido can also fall if a woman's natural testosterone levels drop. Testosterone is produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands, so levels can drop if these are removed or they're not functioning properly.
Sexuality is a part of every woman's life. All of our bodies have the potential to feel physical excitement and pleasure. Some women choose never to be sexually active, but most women explore their sexual desires in some way, at some point in their lives.
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