Lack of Sexual Attention


Q: What could be causes for not wanting any sexual attention? I have never ever felt a need to have sex with anyone even after my first time. It's always been painful and never something I enjoyed no matter what. It's been over a year since the last time it happened and my current boyfriend is getting annoyed just like everyone else did in the past about the fact that I'm not interested in him sexually

Symptoms:  Painful sex

A:   Thank you for your question. This could in fact be your normal disposition. There is nothing wrong with this. Furthermore, you may be averse to sexual activity due to your fear that it may be painful. This is very common. What we do advise is you should not feel pressured into engaging in any sexual activity if you do not want to. It is your choice, and your partner should be understanding. If you would like to eventually engage in sexual activity, may consulting a counselling therapist with your concerns may assist you in doing so. Please be guided accordingly.

Thank you for consulting with your medical question.

Related Q&A

Q: I am 34 weeks pregnant and have grade 4 placenta previa, I have already had one heavy bleed and a hospital stay, I am...

Q: I have had clear discharge from my penis for about two months it started 3 days after i had oral/anal sex. Since 3 we...

Q: Any chance of getting a std from a handjob from a massage place? I got one 2 weeks ago, and for some time I feel a li...

Q: Tarted a new pill pack on October 4th (I think I started a few hours late, but less than 24 hours). Had sex on 9th ni...

Q: My husband and I havent had sex in the past 8 months. I'm 30 years old and my husband is 30 as well. Everytime we try...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon