ADVERTISEMENT

Q. Why do I feel more aroused when I masturbate and not with my partner?

Answered by
Dr. Aamir Muhamed
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 16, 2020 and last reviewed on: Apr 09, 2021

Hi doctor,

I am a 20-year-old female with average health. I am afraid to ask about sex with my doctor. I am not sexually active but when I am with my partner, I do not feel anything during intercourse. During foreplay, I feel something. While masturbation, I am perfectly fine and I feel amazing. I have some slight anxiety and I had major depressive disorder in the past. Now I am feeling better after taking Zoloft 50 mg with limited symptoms. I am aware that my medication has some proven effects on my sexual libido. Why do I have this sexual difference with and without my partner?

#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Feeling satisfied during intercourse depends on various factors such as sexual desire with spontaneous sexual interest including sexual thoughts, erotic fantasies and daydreams, psychological issues, and relationship issues. During masturbation, you are aware of the pressure points in the body and so you can attain maximum pleasure. While with your partner, there are a lot of other factors involved. You can consider taking another drug instead of Zoloft 50 mg (Sertraline). Sexual desire is more psychological and situational in women. It gets influenced by the feeling in the body as well as by the quality of the relationship with their partner. I suggest you talk with your partner and do experiments with different techniques. It helps to understand each other sexually. Many women will not experience desire until they are genitally aroused and arousal may require an extended period of foreplay.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
Can HIV cause cold after sexual intercourse?

.. read your query. It is most likely that fever and cough are due to common cold. Please do warm saline gargles several times a day to reduce the throat inflammation. You can also take steam inhalations to get relief. If a cough is persisting you c...   Read full

My problem is low sexual drive.Please suggest some medicines without side effects.

.. answer a few questions so that I can help you better. Do you have early morning erections? If not, since when? Do you masturbate? If yes, then how many times a week and do you have any problem in doing it? Since when do you have a low sex dri...   Read full

Is masturbation the reason for my premature ejaculation?

I am suffering from premature ejaculation ... Kindly suggest medicine for premature ejaculation ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Managing Diabetes During Festive Season
All the festivals are indirectly a danger sign for diabetic patients. Read this article to know more about how to handle...  Read more»
What You Should Eat and Drink for A Healthy Life!!
Food is essential for our survival, and what we eat definitely impacts our health. We can easily reduce the risk of many...  Read more»
What Is ADHD and How Is It Managed?
This article discusses ADHD, whether it is a real condition, features of ADHD, how to recognize and manage this common c...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Sexologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.