The term frigidity is defined as the inability of a woman to attain orgasm during intercourse or can be referred to a female sexual arousal disorder. This can also be related to lack or absence of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity. To have a better understanding of the definition it is the counter part of impotence which is being experienced by male individuals.
This may not be known to many of us but there is a very high percentage of women having this kind of dilemma. Some research books say that there are 2 kinds of frigidity; the first one is the total lack of sexual desire while the other one still has sexual desire but lacks desire for current partner. These situations can be acquired through time or lifelong, which means that person has no sexual desire since birth. In some cultures low sexual desire especially for women may be normal and on the contrary having high desire is a problem for them. This means that the concept whether the sexual desire is in a “normal” level depends on the culture and values of an individual.
Before females are plainly home makers, her main task is to nurse and train the children as well as prepare the clothing and food for the family and all other household chores which for some are very demeaning and more often they are being subjected to abuse because of financial dependency to their male partners. Sometimes this obstructs their sexual responses and psychological development. Modern females are no longer just wives and mothers they contribute primarily on the finances which supports the whole family. They have now their careers and they are empowered to do everything because of their financial and economic stability.
There are actually a lot of factors affecting the sexual desire of a women, it can be a medical or health condition, psychiatric problem, environment or even her present relationship with her partner (having other woman or even financial stress) which prevent them from reacting to their intimate moments. There are also females who take medicines which can affect their sexual arousal; example is taking birth control pills. Sometimes if you feel being degraded because of unusual things present inside your bedroom like using sex toys or hand cuffs (for role play) you tend to respond negatively to your partner’s sexual actions. For some having a bad experience in terms of intercourse, maybe its not pleasing or plainly the act is not satisfying that’s why they do not feel being aroused?
In our society, we recognize that sexual incompatibility is a problem and it is considered as a stress for the couple, more often it can lead to misunderstanding. But how does a male partner reacts to frigidity? Some may also lack interest in having sexual intercourse as the female partner is not responding to his actions. For some, they may care a little because more than anything they value the relationship and the companionship they spent through the years.