What Is Frigidity?

Frigidity is the inability of women to attain orgasm during sexual intercourse. Recurrent problems with sexual response, pain, desire or orgasm can strain your relationship with your partners.

Many women experience problems with sexual dysfunction, and it is okay at some point, but if this has been a culprit for your troubled relationships, you need immediate medical attention.

It can occur in all stages of life. One thing to keep in mind is that sexual responses are a combination of emotional, physiological, lifetsyle, and other factors. Disruption of any factor can alter satisfaction or arousal.


The signs may depend on the type of sexual dysfunction you are experiencing, such as:

  • Sexual arousal disorder: You may want to have sex, but you have difficulty becoming aroused or maintaining arousal during sexual activity.
  • Orgasmic disorder: Even after ongoing stimulation and sexual desire, you may find difficulty in achieving orgasm.
  • Low sexual desire: This most common female sexual dysfunction involves an unwillingness to have sexual intercourse.
  • Sexual pain. Pain during sexual stimulation or vaginal contact.


Sexual problems in women mostly occur when the hormones are flowing out, such as during menopause or delivering a baby. Medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, kidney-related disorders can also affect sexual dysfunction.

Factors or conditions that likely cause sexual dissatisfaction or dysfunction include:

Medication: Medicines to treat conditions such as depression, high blood pressure, cancer, etc., may affect your sexual arousal and your body’s ability to achieve orgasm.

Hormonal. Low estrogen levels, once you have experienced menopause, may lead to changes in the tissues in the genital that affect sexual responsiveness. A decreased estrogen may affect blood flow to the pelvic region, which causes insensitivity to the pelvic region.

The vaginal lining also becomes thinner and stiffer if you stay sexually inactive for a long time. These factors can lead to painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia). This is all related to lower estrogen levels in the body.

Primarily this happens after giving birth or during breastfeeding, which manifests as vaginal dryness and changes your sexual urges.

Psychological and social. Depression, anxiety, and stress often contribute to sexual dysfunction in the long run. Going through pregnancy also affects your ability to be sexually aroused because of the stress and worry of being a new mother.

Emotional fluctuations with a partner: Conflicts with your partner, whether emotional or mental, also affects sexual responsiveness.

Issues linked to body image may also contribute.

Risk Factors

Some factors potentially put you at risk of sexual dysfunction:

  • A history of sexual abuse
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Gynecological conditions, such as vulvovaginal atrophy, infections or lichen sclerosis
  • Heart and blood vessel disease
  • Neurological conditions, such as injuries to the spinal cord or multiple sclerosis
  • Certain medications, such as antidepressants or high blood pressure medications

Ayurvedic Treatment For Frigidity

Sexual disorders are not just a problem for men. It affects women equally. Ayurvedic treatment focuses on restoring the health of an individual with the help of herbal medicines. Herbal medicines tend to strengthen the mind and heal the disturbances at a mental level.

There are numerous herbs for frigidity in women that can enhance sexual urge and improve libido.

At AyuKarma, we intend to use different methodologies to bring back the therapeutic values of Pragati Veda in modern days. These efforts of ours have allowed us to shift our dimension from allopathic to Pragati Veda, in general, and gave us the vision to be a build pathway for sobriety.

If you need any help, you can let us know. Our female doctors are there to help solve some sexual health issues of yours.