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Women, sex and sexuality
Female sexual problems - NHS
It focuses on cisgender women people who identify as women and were assigned female at birth , but it is recognised that not all women have female anatomy including a vulva, vagina and clitoris. Some people who were assigned female at birth do not identify as women. Experiences of sexuality may differ for trans men and women, and gender non-binary people. Sexuality is about our sexual feelings and thoughts, who we are attracted to, and our sexual behaviours.
Why women have sex
It's such a shame that as women we grow up with and deal with this garbage. Women aren't just more likely to experience consensual sex that's bad , painful and unsatisfying , they are also socialised to prioritise men's pleasure over their own, explains sex and relationship therapist Lisa Torney. Right from the start there is almost this 'Your needs are greater than mine'. Women ignoring discomfort and not prioritising their own pleasure is at the heart of many sexual issues. So how can we unpack these issues to have healthier, more meaningful relationships and better sex?
How we see the world shapes who we choose to be — and sharing compelling experiences can frame the way we treat each other, for the better. This is a powerful perspective. In the early s, the focus took a feminist turn against anti-pornography feminists. Now more mainstream, the conversations revolve around empowering women to have as much sex as they want, without shame.