What are the Causes of Sexual Dysfunctions?

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What is Sexual Dysfunction ?

Sexual dysfunction refers to a problem occurring during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from the sexual activity.

Sexual dysfunction generally is classified into four categories:

  • Desire disorders —lack of sexual desire or interest in sex
  • Arousal disorders —inability to become physically aroused or excited during sexual activity
  • Orgasm disorders —delay or absence of orgasm (climax)
  • Pain disorders — pain during intercourse

What Are The Causes ?

Physical causes — Many physical and/or medical conditions can cause problems with sexual function. These conditions include diabetes, heart and vascular (blood vessel) disease, neurological disorders, hormonal imbalances, chronic diseases such as kidney or liver failure, and alcoholism and drug abuse. In addition, the side effects of some medications, including some antidepressant drugs, can affect sexual function.

Psychological causes — Includes work stress and anxiety, concerns about sexual performance, body image, relationship problems past trauma.

Sociological Causes — The most important reasons for sexual problems are lack of education and ignorance. There is a serious lack of information in the field of sexuality due to the lack of school-based sexual education. And the lack of adequate use of sources of sexual information (schools, teachers, experts, books, etc.). This lack of knowledge, despite having a healthy body and psychological structure, can cause problems in the sexual lives of many individuals or couples and therefore may cause their relations to deteriorate. And the conservative attitude of the society to the strict, taboos and prohibitions on approach to sexuality.

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Sefa Ozer
Sefa Ozer
Currently studying psychology and researching cognitive behavioral therapy. Also have studied comprative literature,interested in gender studies,. Loves helping people playing video games, music and dancing.
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