Sexual Confusion

Some women reach midlife without ever experiencing strong arousal or satisfying sex.

And sometimes that lack of response is rooted in confusion about sexual identity or orientation. 

If you think you may have questions about orientation, we recommend not getting sidetracked in moral debates over sexuality. Focus instead on your own sexual identity, on just you and your feelings.

It can help a lot to explore your feelings with someone you can trust. That may be a close friend, a sibling, or an adviser. If talking about it with someone you know feels wrong, you would be safe discussing it in confidence with a therapist. 

Honor your feelings by exploring them until you understand them and can fulfill them in good health. Your sexuality is your own, and your sexual health and happiness are a worthy pursuit.

Learn about the actions you could take, listed at right, to address this condition or see other conditions that could affect you.