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Sexual Disorder

Dr. Kaartik Gupta 91% (29 ratings)
M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, M.Sc Psychology (Clinical), BA - Hons Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Sexual Disorder

Sex is still considered a taboo topic to be discussed openly in our society. People feel uncomfortable in asking, sharing or even seeking professional help about matters related to sexual health. It is ironical that Kamastura, the standard work on human sexual behaviour, was written in India around the 2nd century AD. It is even more fascinating that despite such widespread stigma and taboo, we have a population of 1.2 billion!

Since it is such a relevant topic which requires correct and authentic information, we will discuss this topic over the next 2 posts. This post focuses on some of the common sexual disorders. Subsequently we will take the causes and treatments for such problems in tomorrow's post.

Although everyone is expected to have some sexual difficulties from time to time, when these persist or are reasonably high in intensity, it may be due to a sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction is a disorder which prevents the individual from either wanting or enjoying sexual activity as desired. It is generally classified into four categories:-

  1. Desire disorders – lack of sexual desire or interest in sex. The person may still enjoy sexual activities and experience satisfaction but doesn’t desire sex as much. This makes the initiation of sexual activity less likely. In sexual aversion, sexual activity is completely avoided as it is anxiety provoking and associated with strong negative feelings.
  2. Arousal disorders – inability to become physically aroused or excited during sexual activity even though the person may be emotionally ready for sex. In men, this may be manifested as failure to achieve an erection suitable for satisfactory intercourse. In women, the principal problem is vaginal dryness or lack of lubrication which makes intercourse difficult or impossible.
  3. Orgasm disorders – delay or absence of orgasm (climax). The person may not be able to experience orgasm at all or it may be delayed. It includes a condition known as premature ejaculation, in which the male partner is unable to control ejaculation sufficiently for both partners to enjoy sexual interaction.
  4. Pain disorders – pain during intercourse. In this condition, the person experiences genital pain during sexual intercourse making intercourse impossible or painful.

Sexual dysfunction can affect any age, although it is more common in those over 40 years because it is often related to a decline in health associated with aging. While research suggests that sexual dysfunction is fairly common (43 percent of women and 31 percent of men report some degree of difficulty), it is a topic that many people are hesitant to discuss. Because treatment options are available, it is important to share your concerns with your partner and health care provider.

‘Sex is between the ears as well as between the legs’

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Sexual Disorders

Dr. Dhruba Bhattacharya 91% (1659 ratings)
MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD In Medical Laws & Ethics
General Physician, Kolkata
Sexual Disorders
I find lots of queries in lybrate on the subject, mostly from men, few from women. Earlier notion of women being passive partner does not hold good any more. With women emancipation, they are equally demanding, physically. And emotionally.
I will restrict myself to heterosexual functioning e. G impotence and frigidity.
Sexual disability in men may take various forms-1) absence of sexual desire for the sexual partner or absence of libido in general;
2) inability to procure erection
3) inability to sustain erection
4 inability to ejaculate in spite of well sustained erection;
5) premature ejaculation.
Common causes-
1) mostly psychogenic, anxiety for performance failure and haste;
2) uncontrolled diabetes;
3) some blood pressure lowering drugs
4) psychiatric treatment
Anxiety due any cause, masturbation anxiety is possibly quite a common factor, but any form of anxiety or depression can cause impotence.
Some men subconsciously identify their sexual partner with their mother or sister and incest taboo asserts itself and they are impotent with their wives but may be potent with other sexual partners.
Other men associate the sex act with aggression and violence.
Ejaculatory impotence is much rarer.
Another type is the professional man" s impotence. They simply burn out due to their work load and odd working hours.
Disturbances in women may be-
1) frigidity
2) vaginismus (involuntary spasm of vaginal muscles, always psychogenic)
3) dyspareunia.
Frigidity is lack of sexual feeling in women and may vary from
An intense feeling of revulsion to any sexual advance to varying sexual arousal without orgasm.
Causes-
1) anatomical defects;
2) physiological deficiency in endocrine glands;
3) lacked sexual instructions from parents
4) husband" s ignorance of sex technique
5) painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
6) physiological during lactation
7) psychological-fears of pregnancy, inadequate stimulation, premature ejaculation, depression and anxiety.
Treatment-
Both drug and non drug therapies are available, strictly under
Medical supervision.
Suitable age group 20 to 60 yrs.
Contraindications-heart, liver, kidney disorders
































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Sexual Disorder: What You Need To Know?

Dr. Kaartik Gupta 91% (29 ratings)
M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, M.Sc Psychology (Clinical), BA - Hons Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Sexual Disorder: What You Need To Know?

In our last post, we had discussed about sexual health and some of the types of sexual disorders. Now, we will look at some of the probable causes of sexual dysfunction and its treatments.

Causes

Sexual response is a psychosomatic process meaning that both body and mind are responsible for a sexual response as well as a sexual dysfunction. A physically healthy person can have sexual problems due to several reasons like – depression, anxiety, concern regarding performance, relationship difficulties, sexual inhibition, substance abuse, body image disturbance and sexual trauma. It can be difficult to ascertain whether the sexual dysfunction is caused by physical or psychological factors. A few pointers my help:-

  • If there is a history of sexual abuse or an evidence of psychological stressors like performance anxiety or fear of intercourse, the dysfunction is more likely to be of psychological causation.
  • A psychological problem may not be consistent under different circumstances, whereas a physical problem will persist irrespective of the changed circumstances.
  • Medical and gynaecological investigations can reveal if any health condition sufficiently justifies the sexual dysfunction.

Treatment

  • Psychotherapy – By addressing and resolving the underlying emotional and psychological problems, most sexual dysfunctions of psychological origin can be treated easily. Through talk therapy, people are able to get a better understanding of their thought process and thus can deal with their thoughts and feelings in a healthy manner.
  • Sex Therapy – It is a type of psychotherapy wherein you can address your concerns about sexual function, feelings and intimacy either in individual therapy or in joint therapy with your partner. Masters and Johnson techniques are the most effective and widely employed behavioural techniques in treating sexual dysfunction in both males and females. Specific techniques are taught for problems like Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation, etc. Healthy and honest communication of one’s sexual needs and desires to their partners is also taught.
  • Sex education – Sometimes, a little support and correction of faulty attitudes towards sex is all that is required for treating sexual dysfunction. Providing correct and authentic information is the most important step in the treatment process as a lot of sexual problems arise due to incorrect information or myths related to sexual behaviours.
  • Medications – Homoeopathic medicines have been found to be very effective in treating sexual dysfunction of both physical and psychological origins.

Identifying the causal factors, i.e. physical, psychological or a combination of the two is of prime importance for the treatment to be successful.

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How To Diagnose Sexual Dysfunction Disorder?

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 91% (7782 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How To Diagnose Sexual Dysfunction Disorder?

Sexual dysfunction includes any problems that prevent a person or couple from achieving sexual satisfaction. Sexual dysfunction can occur at any point of the of the sexual response cycle, including arousal and desire, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. While many are shy to talk about sexual dysfunction, it’s surprisingly more common than you may think. About 31% of men experience sexual dysfunction, and 43% of women experience it.

Talk to a medical doctor if you are concerned you have a sexual dysfunction disorder in order to obtain a diagnosis and treatment.

Look into the categories of sexual disorder. While most everyone experiences nights of not being “in the mood”, disorders occur when problems occur regularly and impact the experience of sex. Think about when the problems occur and how they influence the experience of sex. The following are 4 different types of disorders:

  • Desire disorder: This occurs when you have little or no interest in sex for an ongoing amount of time. For women, things like contraceptives can greatly lower or eliminate desire.
  • Arousal disorder: Arousal disorder occurs when you want to have sex, yet your body does not respond.
  • Orgasm disorder: Your body and emotions may be engaged in sexual activity, yet you are unable to climax, which can leave you feeling frustrated.
  • Pain disorder: Pain disorder occurs when any part of sexual activity is painful, particularly intercourse.

 

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How To Diagnose Sexual Dysfunction Disorder?

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 91% (7782 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How To Diagnose Sexual Dysfunction Disorder?

Sexual dysfunction includes any problems that prevent a person or couple from achieving sexual satisfaction. Sexual dysfunction can occur at any point of the of the sexual response cycle, including arousal and desire, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. While many are shy to talk about sexual dysfunction, it’s surprisingly more common than you may think. About 31% of men experience sexual dysfunction, and 43% of women experience it.

Talk to a medical doctor if you are concerned you have a sexual dysfunction disorder in order to obtain a diagnosis and treatment.

Look into the categories of sexual disorder. While most everyone experiences nights of not being “in the mood”, disorders occur when problems occur regularly and impact the experience of sex. Think about when the problems occur and how they influence the experience of sex. The following are 4 different types of disorders:

  • Desire disorder: This occurs when you have little or no interest in sex for an ongoing amount of time. For women, things like contraceptives can greatly lower or eliminate desire.
  • Arousal disorder: Arousal disorder occurs when you want to have sex, yet your body does not respond.
  • Orgasm disorder: Your body and emotions may be engaged in sexual activity, yet you are unable to climax, which can leave you feeling frustrated.
  • Pain disorder: Pain disorder occurs when any part of sexual activity is painful, particularly intercourse.

Identify difficulties with orgasm. A lack of orgasm is called anorgasmia. Your provider may ask you questions about psychological and emotional factors that may cause anorgasmia, such as sexual inhibition, lack of experience, feelings of guilt or anxiety, or a history of sexual trauma or abuse. Some medications or chronic diseases can cause problems with arousal and orgasm.

  • Sometimes anorgasmia can be helped with sufficient stimulation.

Identify the medical causes of sexual dysfunction. Stress if often a major culprit for sexual dysfunction. However, medical and psychological factors may affect sexual satisfaction. Diagnoses such as diabetes, heart disease, neurological disorders, and hormone imbalances can also cause sexual dysfunction. Medication side-effects, drugs, and alcohol can also influence sex.

  • If you’re above the age of 65, the likelihood of experiencing lower sexual response is increased.

Discuss psychological causes. There are some sexual problems that can result from psychological causes. These can include having poor body image, mood disorders, relationship problems, or past sexual trauma.

  • Psychological causes can result in a lowered libido, decreased desire or arousal, failure to achieve orgasm, or a lack of sensitivity in the genitals.
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Female Sexual Disorder

Dr. Sharmila Majumdar 93% (1656 ratings)
MS Human Sexuality, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, PhD (Behaviour Modification), Certified In Treatment of Resistant Depression, Certificate course to be Sexuality Educator
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Female Sexual Disorder

Dr. Sharmila majumdar

Sexual dysfunction is broadly defined as the inability to fully enjoy sexual intercourse. 

The disorder must be deemed to have caused significant distress. In addition to the existing specifiers of lifelong vs acquired

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Sexual Desire Disorders

Dr. Vinod Raina 89% (5841 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Sexual Desire Disorders

This is a disease when the patient is not having any desire in doing sex, it can be related to hormonal imbalance, stress, and avitaminose. This disease can be treated by taking medicines and by improving lifestyle, if the patient is smoking then he has to stop smoking, stop drinking and walk for forty-five minutes in the morning, The walk should be brisk and he should walk about 5Km in sixty minutes, this will increase metabolism in the body which will increase the circulation in the body, by that the erection can take place and the patient can have mood to do sex. We can also change the dynamics of hormones by giving hormonal replacement therapy and this has been done in a number of cases where the result was seen very well after doing this sort of treatment.

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Sexual Aversion Disorder

Dr. Ramesh Maheshwari 88% (6368 ratings)
MD-Dermatology, MBBS
Sexologist, Pune
Sexual Aversion Disorder

Sexual Aversion Disorder

Definition

Persistent or recurrent extreme aversion to, And avoidance of, all(or almost all) genital sexual contact with a sexual partner.

Sexual aversion is severe irrational fear to sexual activity which leads to avoidance of sexual situations. It affects males as well as female.

The disturbance causes marked distress or and interpersonal when confronted by a sexual opportunity with a partner. The aversion to genital contact may be focused on a particular aspect of sexual experience (e. g. genital secretion).some individuals experience generalized aversion to all sexual stimuli including undressing, touching and kissing. The intensity of reaction may range from moderate anxiety to extreme psychological distress. Some individuals may experience profound sweating, panic attacks, feeling of terror, faintness , nausea, diarrhea, palpitation, dizziness and breathing difficulties. There may be markedly impaired interpersonal relations and marital dissatisfaction. The individual may avoid sexual situations by covert strategies like going to sleep early, using substances or being over involved in work.


Cause

1. Severely negative parental sex attitudes
2. History of sexual trauma
3. Gender identity confusion

Treatment

The goal of the treatment is to reduce the fear and avoidance of sex by the individual. Systematic desensitization: all the anxiety-provoking stimuli are arranged in an ascending level sand the individuals is exposed to, one by one, from the least anxiety-provoking stimulus to the most anxiety-provoking stimulus. Initially, the individual is gradually exposed to imagination under relaxation and then to the actual sexual situation that generates anxiety.

Marital therapy is used for correction of relational problems.

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What Are Sexual Disorders?

Dr. Vijay Abbot 92% (731 ratings)
Graduate in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery ( GAMS )
Sexologist, Delhi
What Are Sexual Disorders?

Disorders come in different forms and variety; in short they are like people who come in all shapes and sizes. If you have a sexual disorder it does not mean that something is wrong with you. It only conveys that certain issues can affect anyone at any point of time and maybe for a reason or no reason. While some sexual problems have been tracked with their diagnosis and treatment, there are many which are not yet understood well.

The best part of all this is that if you are affected with a sexual disorder something like erectile dysfunction then there is no need to worry as there is a wide range of treatment. The treatment can range from some specific form to psychotherapy. This can virtually help anyone with the sexual disorder despite the concern.

The only concern associated with sexual disorder is that how is it affecting the person. Is it causing distress in their lives or their behavior is changing and would they like to change their behavior or the problem.

Symptoms of Sexual Disorders:

  1. Dyspareunia: Constant and repetitive pain experienced during sexual intercourse in men and women
  2. Erectile Disorder (ED): Inability to maintain erection in men
  3. Exhibitionistic Disorder: Intense sexual urges and fantasies for over 6 months
  4. Female and Male Orgasmic Disorders: Repetitive and constant delay or absence of orgasm post sexual stimulation
  5. Female Sexual Arousal Disorder: Constant and repetitive inability of, or maintaining arousal until the sexual activity
  6. Fetishistic Disorder: Also known as Fetishism, this involves eroticization of nonliving objects or body parts for sexual gratification.
  7. Frotteuristic Disorder: Fantasies and sexual urges that have lasted for more than 6 months
  8. Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: Low sexual desire in men
  9. Premature (Early) Ejaculation: Early ejaculation, much before the person wishes for
  10. Sexual Masochism and Sadism: Fantasies and sexual urges that have lasted for more than 6 months
  11. Vaginismus: Spasm of the muscles which cause hindrance in sexual activity
  12. Sex Addiction: It is not a recognized diagnostic category at this time.

Treatments of Sexual Disorders:
The most common sexual disorder, erectile dysfunction is readily treated with medication. The drugs prescribed for this are Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra. These medicines are only available if the doctor writes a prescription. They work by increasing the blood flow to the penis and in turn an easy erection in men when sexual stimulation is given. Viagra and Levita, both are effective in 30 minutes, but Levita works a little longer than Viagra.

The effect of both can last up to 4-5 hours. Cialis is believed to work faster that is within 15 minutes and lasts up to 36 hours.

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Herbal Aphrodisiacs For Sexual Disorders

Dr. Rahul Gupta 94% (17413 ratings)
MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Dehradun
Herbal Aphrodisiacs For Sexual Disorders

Ayurveda is a field where the medicinal properties of the various herbs used has been proven scientifically, over the years. This ancient life science, also brings in a knowledge base that can help in treating a variety of ailments. Sexual dysfunction is one such ailment, which can leave a person with a less than stellar sex life. The various phases of sexual activity from stimulation to excitement and gratification can suffer due to such ailments which can prevent any or all phases from occurring in the first place. The disorders can affect the ejaculation, potency, orgasm and arousal as well.

There are variety of herbs that act as aphrodisiacs in Ayurveda and can help in treating sexual disorders in males and females, as follows: 

  • Nutmeg: Nutmeg powder and extract can be used by men, who are suffering from sexual dysfunction. It can also increase the potency and the libido of the male patients who ingest it. This herb can also be used by women who are experiencing lack of libido and stimulation. Many women in Africa have used this herb since ancient times to build better sexual health.
  • Date palm pollen: The pollen from date palms can help in increasing the sperm count of the male patient who has a low sperm count. This aphrodisiac also improves male fertility
  • Ashwagandha: This is a good aphrodisiac for both male and female patients who are undergoing sexual disorders. It can help in sexual stimulation even as it fixes issues like lack of libido and erectile dysfunction
  • Fadogia agrestis: This herb can help in increasing the testosterone level, which is responsible for better sexual stimulation and other sexual functions in male patients. 
  • Lepidium meyenii: This is a herb that has originated in Peru and is also known as Maca. This herb can help in fixing infertility in male and female patients. It contains various elements like sterols, campesterol and sitosterol among many others that can improve fertility.
  • Saffron: This herb is known to boost the libido by leaps and bounds and is even used to garnish a hot glass of milk just before bedtime, as it acts as a good aphrodisiac when combined with milk. A strand or two can work wonders, as per Ayurvedic practices. 
  • Passion Flower: This is considered as a good aphrodisiac because it helps in reducing anxiety and stress, which can soothe a person and create a better environment for stimulation and excitement. It can be used by male and female patients alike. 

There are many herbs as per Ayurveda, which can be used as aphrodisiacs in order to cure sexual disorders. These can be taken on a regular basis, in moderation.

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