| Summarize the effects of one type of sexual dysfunction that can affect both men and women. What are some factors that may cause this type of dysfunction? What treatments may help individuals who experience this type of dysfunction?
Sexual arousal disorders “Sexual dysfunctions in which people persistently or recurrently fail to become adequately sexually aroused to engage in or sustain sexual intercourse.” Vaginal lubrication is dependent on the swelling of blood vessels in the genital region, so any impediment to blood flow could potentially cause SAD, including: Pelvic Surgery such as a hysterectomy, Childbirth Trauma such as vaginal tearing, and Hormonal Changes such as menopause; all of these things could be potential causes to SAD for women. “Basically, there are two approaches to treating SAD: hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and increasing blood flow to the pelvic tissues.” (Discovery 2012) “Many cases of (male) sexual dysfunction can be corrected by treating the underlying physical or psychological problems. Treatment strategies may include the following: * Medical treatment: This involves treatment of any physical problem that may be contributing to a man's sexual dysfunction. * Medications: Medications, such as Cialis, Levitra, Staxyn, or Viagra may help improve erectile function in men by increasing blood flow to the penis. * Hormones: Men with low levels of testosterone may benefit from testosterone replacement therapy. * Psychological therapy: Therapy with a trained counselor can help a person address feelings of anxiety, fear, or guilt that may have an impact on sexual function. * Mechanical aids: Aids such as vacuum devices and penile implants may help men with erectile dysfunction. * Education and communication: Education about sex and sexual behaviors and responses may help a man overcome his anxieties about sexual performance. Open dialogue with your partner about your...
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