Female sexuality
Female sexuality and hormones

Female sexuality

Female sexuality and desire for pleasure, is governed by many chemicals, mainly hormones and neurotransmitters. Check out these substances and the role they play in the Female sexuality.


Dopamine may be involved in the desire to prolong sexual intercourse

Facilitates contractions of the uterus during orgasm but can also help achieve orgasms

Increases heart rate and arousal


Estrogen deficiency is associated with vaginal atrophy and lack of lubrication


Progesterone can be effective for women who suffer from vaginal dryness

Prolactin is involved in the extinction of sexual tension after orgasm. Too high a rate is associated with a decrease of desire. Hormone “satiety” sexual.


Some studies associate testosterone deficiency with decreased desire

Vasoactive intestinal peptide

Increases blood flow to the clitoris


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