Here’s What You Need to Know About Female Sex Hormones

Posted On: January 26, 2022

The main glands that produce sex hormones are the adrenal glands and the gonads.

Types of Female Sex Hormone:
1. Estrogen
2. Progesterone
3. Testosterone

Reasons your sex drive might be higher include your age, hormone levels, and amount of physical activity.

While there is no “normal” sex drive, if yours begins to interfere with your life, work, or relationships, consider reaching out to a sex therapist or consulting with your doctor.

Here's What You Need to Know About Female Sex Hormones

Here’s What You Need to Know About Female Sex Hormones

Sex Hormones - Play an essential role in sexual development and reproduction

Sex Hormones – Play an essential role in sexual development and reproduction

The main glands that produce sex hormones are the adrenal glands and the gonads.

The main glands that produce sex hormones are the adrenal glands and the gonads.

Types of Female Sex Hormone #1 Estrogen Plays a crucial role in reproductive and sexual development, which begins when a person reaches puberty. Estrogen levels rise before and during ovulation, causing an increase in sex drive.

Types of Female Sex Hormone #1 Estrogen

Plays a crucial role in reproductive and sexual development, which begins when a person reaches puberty.

Estrogen levels rise before and during ovulation, causing an increase in sex drive.

Types of Female Sex Hormone #2 Progesterone

Helps stabilize menstrual cycles and prepares the body for pregnancy.

Types of Female Sex Hormone #3 Testosterone

Although testosterone is the main sex hormone in males, it is also present in lower amounts in females.

Reasons your sex drive might be higher include your age, hormone levels, and amount of physical activity. While there is no "normal" sex drive, if yours begins to interfere with your life, work, or relationships, consider reaching out to a sex therapist or consulting with your doctor.

Reasons your sex drive might be higher include your age, hormone levels, and amount of physical activity. While there is no “normal” sex drive, if yours begins to interfere with your life, work, or relationships, consider reaching out to a sex therapist or consulting with your doctor.

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About Dr. Martha Tara Lee

Surrounded by friends who were sexually inhibited and struck by dire lack of positive conversations around sex and sexuality in Singapore, Dr. Martha Tara Lee set out to make a positive difference in embarking on her doctorate in human sexuality before launching Eros Coaching in 2009. Today, she remains dedicated to working with individuals and couples who wish to lead self-actualised and pleasure-filled lives.

She also holds certificates in counselling, coaching and sex therapy, and her fourth degree – a Masters in Counselling in May 2018. In practice since 2009, she is the only certified sexuality educator and certified sexuality educator supervisor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) in Singapore.

Often cited in the media, Dr. Lee is the appointed Clinical Sexologist for Singapore Cancer Society. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women Under 40′ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011. She has published four books: Love, Sex and Everything In-BetweenOrgasmic YogaFrom Princess to Queen and {Un}Inhibited.

Martha works with individuals and couples in private coaching sessions, and conducts her own workshops. She takes prides in making sure all her workshops are also fun, educational, and sex-positive. This comes easily to her because even though she is extremely dedicated and serious about her work, she fundamentally believes that sex is meant to be fun, wonderful, amazing and sacred. As such, this serious light-heartedness has shone through again and again. For her full profile, click here. Email her here.

         
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