Sexual dysfunctions

Written by: Verónica Rubio Herranz
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The alterations of sexuality and sexual dysfunction disorders are defined as sexual response cycle and the presence of pain during intercourse realization.

We can classify dysfunctions according to the following categories:

1. Sexual desire disorders

2. Disorders of sexual arousal

3. Orgasmic disorders

4. Sexual pain disorders

5. Substance-Induced Sexual Dysfunction

6. Sexual disorder due to a medical condition

7. Sexual Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

Causes of dysfunctions

Sexual dysfunction can be symptomatic of biological problems or intrapsychic or interpersonal conflicts (or a combination of these factors ). A dysfunction may occur in the context of a stressor or emotional disgrace. These can be lifelong or acquired, and also generalized to all sexual situations or limited to a couple or given situation.

These alterations of sexuality are associated with other mental disorders such as depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders and schizophrenia. In addition, there are other diseases that can trigger more dysfunction as a symptom, such as erection disorder in humans due to the Diabetes Mellitus.

Symptoms and treatment of dysfunctions

The symptoms can range from sexual desire or absent until dysphoria postcoital ( unpleasant mood ) to the erection problems or vaginismus. These situations always affect the quality of life of the sufferer, besides undermining their self-esteem, reduce your ability to feel pleasure and influence the relationship partner.

As for the treatments, the most difficult and demanding a longer period of time are disorders of desire. A sexual relationship counseling more often directly affects the positive evolution of treatment. Individual treatment also is successful and effective.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
 Verónica Rubio Herranz

By Verónica Rubio Herranz

Specialist in forensic psychology, builds a decade of experience as a leading psychologist and psychotherapist in Neurological Sciences Unit and the nursing El Escorial. Current Member of the Spanish Association for the Promotion and Development of Psychotherapy.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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