Sexual Disorders or Sexual Dysfunction is difficulty experienced by a person or a couple during any stage of normal sexual activity. As per DSM-5, sexual disorders require a person to suffer distress and interpersonal strain for a minimum of 6 months. Symptoms of Sexual Disorders are:
• Painful erections or intercourse
• Lack of desire for sexual contact
• Unable to maintain an erection
• Unable to have an orgasm
HOW IS SEXUAL DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
A sexologist would conduct some blood tests to check and understand the undergoing causes of the problem.
HOW IS SEXUAL DISORDERS TREATED?
Treatment of Sexual Disorders depends on the underlying cause. Lifestyle changes like giving up smoking or alcohol help in improving the condition. Hormone medications are also available for causes relating to imbalance of hormones.
DID YOU KNOW?
Sexual disorders can occur at any age but they are more common in people over 40 as age related decline in age can be associated with these issues.