I think we’ve all made one of those excuses at some point in our lives. I’m too tired, it’s been a long day, I’m not feeling good, not tonight, let’s try tomorrow…basically anything to move on. But when the other’s birthday arrives, there is no escaping! The deed must be done! Sex is often a hush-hush topic when it comes to sexual dysfunction, but in reality, it affects so many people, and sometimes all you need is a little help. It is very common for men and women to experience sexual dysfunction at some point in their life. And I’m here to tell you that it is okay! With today’s world, it is so hard to keep up with the pace and let me tell you, your body is not going to be perfect 24/7/365. Life is GO,GO,GO all the time, the last thing anyone needs is a problem in the bedroom. It can cause stress on your relationship and can put more pressure on yourself. So, let’s look at the facts. Why might you be having sexual dysfunction and is there something you can do about it?

Our sexuality is a complex process coordinated by our neurological, vascular, and endocrine systems. For those women who are reading this, we know that we need to be in the mood. SO first and foremost, our brain. It is one of the largest and most complex organs in the human body, so of course it plays a massive role in our sex life. We have to have the desire to have sex. If our brain isn’t in it, we aren’t in it. And it’s the same for our partners as well. Sexuality is complicated, we are complicated, and many factors impact our ability and need for desire and intimacy. It’s not uncommon for both men and women to experience problems with sexual function – for various reasons – at some point in their life, and some of us…. may have difficulties throughout our entire lives.

Let’s talk about sexual dysfunction. It is an issue that can occur during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents an individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from sexual activity. This could be trouble with excitement or difficulty achieving an orgasm. It can happen at any age, but most commonly seen in men and women over the age of 40 because of health declines associated with aging. According to studies, about 43% of women and 31% of men experience some type of sexual dysfunction. It can be caused by physical and/or psychological problems in both sexes.

    Physical Causes:

  •              ♦   medical conditions/chronic diseases like diabetes, heart and vascular disease
  •              ♦   neurological disorders
  •              ♦   hormone imbalances
  •              ♦   drug abuse

     Psychological Causes:

  •              ♦   stress/anxiety
  •              ♦   concern about sexual performance
  •              ♦   relationship issues
  •              ♦   depression
  •              ♦   concerns about body image
  •              ♦   trauma

     Symptoms of sexual dysfunction in men

  •              ♦   inability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for intercourse
  •              ♦   absent or delayed ejaculation despite adequate sexual stimulation
  •              ♦   inability to control the timing of ejaculation

     Symptoms of sexual dysfunction in women

  •              ♦   inability to achieve orgasm
  •              ♦   inadequate vaginal lubrication before and during intercourse
  •              ♦   inability to relax the vaginal muscles enough to allow intercourse


With reading that, you may be able to relate. Maybe you can tie down your specific issue to stress/anxiety or perhaps it is a hormone imbalance. While men and women experience sexual dysfunction differently, both can benefit from plant-based solutions that are shown to support sexual desire and enhance libido. That is why the nutritional scientists at Bluebonnet carefully crafted Intimate Essentials™, a line of sexual performance and fertility supplements designed to ignite desire, stimulate the sexual chemistry of both men and women as well as support healthy hormone levels already within the normal range. Each formula offers complementary ingredients supported by science to support healthy testosterone levels in men and estrogen in women, improve sexual arousal and intensity of orgasm as well as enhance fertility in both men and women. For a look at each individual formula, see www.bluebonnetnutrition.com for additional information. ♦

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