Why do women lose their sexual desire during sexual intercourse?

It is easier for women to lose their sexual desire at the moment of sexual intercourse.

This is the conclusion of a study conducted by the University of Portsmouth in the UK. Head of study, Dr Diana Fleischman, argues that women are more vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases than men and this makes them unconsciously more protective of their exposure to potentially infectious situations.

In the framework of the survey, 76 women aged 18-42 were observed and were divided into 4 groups:

  • In the first group, women saw disgusting images, before they watch an erotic film
  • In the second group, women saw the same images, after they had seen an erotic movie
  • In the third one, participants saw horror images, before watching an erotic film, and
  • In the fourth group, women watched the same horror images, after they had seen an erotic film.

Scientists measured blood flow to women’s genitalia during the erotic film. They found that those women who had seen the movie, after they saw images that caused them disgust or horror had reduced sexual stimulation.

Researchers argue that if a woman feels discomfort at the time of sexual intercourse, she is much more affected than a man. Odor and taste (body or mouth odor, sweat, dirty hair) that the woman will feel during sex, can give her feelings of disgust and make her brain think that there is a risk of infection.

Thus, automatically, the brain sends the message of avoidance from this condition, and, fatally, sexual desire is lost and turns into feelings of disgust.

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