Sexual Dysfunction

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Sexual Dysfunction
Week 3
Barbara Herridge
University of Phoenix Axia College
PSY 265

There are four known types of sexual dysfunctions; sexual desire disorder, sexual arousal disorder, orgasmic disorder, and sexual pain disorder. All of these sexual disorders are in some way connected on psychological levels which cause these dysfunctions. The one I am going to talk about is orgasmic disorder in females and in males.

The orgasmic disorder is split into two categories. The first category is the female orgasmic disorder. This disorder causes women a challenge to achieve orgasm if they can achieve it, but this does not always count for masturbation. Women with this disorder usually do not receive enough clitoral stimulation during sexual intercourse to be able to achieve orgasm; this is very common in women. Performance anxiety or sexual guilt may provoke an outburst. Also, trying too hard causes the opposite. Another main problem women encounter is not participating to the fullest. They rather watch than engage when it comes to active sexual intercourse. Now this I have to disagree with I wouldn’t want to watch someone else having sexual intercourse I find this very disturbing. Women can also experience premature ejaculation, but most of the times this is not even recognized or classified as orgasmic disorder. Factors:

• A history of sexual abuse or rape
• Boredom and monotony in sexual activity
• Certain prescription drugs, including (Prozac), (Paxil), and (Zoloft) • Hormonal disorders, hormonal changes due to menopause, and chronic illnesses that affect general health and sexual interest • Medical conditions that affect the nerve supply to the pelvis (such as multiple sclerosis, diabetic neuropathy) • Negative attitudes toward sex (usually learned in childhood or adolescence) • Shyness or embarrassment about asking for whatever type of stimulation works best • Strife or lack of emotional...
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