Female Libido Sex Terms Dictionary Definitions
Androgens: A group of hormones that promote the development and
maintenance of male sex characteristics.
therapy: Practices not generally recognized by the medical
standard or conventional medical approaches and used to enhance
complement standard treatments. Complementary medicine includes dietary
supplements, mega dose vitamins, herbal preparations, herbal tea,
massage therapy, magnet therapy, spiritual healing and
Estrogen: A female sex hormone that stimulates and maintains female
characteristics. They are either natural or synthetic. Estrogens are
used to treat
menstrual and menopausal disorders and are also used as oral
Hormone therapy (HT): Also known as hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
The use of hormones, usually a combination of estrogen and progesterone (or
estrogen only in women who no longer have their uterus), as a therapy that
used to treat the discomforts of menopause or to replace hormones
estrogen) lost after menopause.
Hormones: Chemicals produced by glands in the body.
Hormones control the
actions of certain cells or organs.
Hot flash: A momentary sensation of heat that may be
accompanied by a red,
flushed face and sweating.
Inhibited sexual desire (reduced libido): A decrease in desire for or
Kegel exercises: Exercises to strengthen the muscles that line the
floor of the
pelvis by alternately squeezing and holding the muscles and
then relaxing them.
They can help prevent incontinence.
Menopause: End of a woman's reproductive years. At
this time, menstrual have
cycle: The monthly cycle of hormonal changes from the beginning of
menstrual period to the beginning of the next.
Menstruation: The periodic shedding of the uterine
Reduced libido (inhibited sexual desire): A decrease in desire for or
Sexual health: Sexual health refers to the many
factors that impact sexual function
and reproduction. These factors include
a variety of physical, mental and emotional
issues. Disorders that affect
any of these factors can impact a person's physical and
emotional health, as
well as his or her relationships and self-image.
Sexual response cycle: The sequence of physical and
emotional changes that
occur as a person becomes sexually aroused and
participates in sexually stimulating
activities, including intercourse and
masturbation. The sexual response cycle has
four phases: excitement,
plateau, orgasm and resolution.
Testosterone: The male hormone that is essential for sperm production
development of male characteristics, including muscle mass and
distribution, bone mass and sex drive.
Vaginal dryness: Inadequate lubrication of the vagina
that can be caused by low
estrogen levels, medication or lack of sexual
lubricant: A moisturizing product used to treat vaginal dryness.
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