Sex, Sexuality, and Sexual Disorders

August 8, 2015 by Sadbhawna Hospital0
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Sex and human sexuality are a core part of being human, so it’s natural to wonder about sex in all of its different forms. Sexual disorders are like people — they come in all different kinds of shapes and sizes. A sexual disorder doesn’t mean something is “wrong” with you. It only means that you’re experiencing the kind of issue that can suddenly affect anyone, at any time in their lives, for any reason or no reason whatsoever. While many sexual issues can be traced back to a physical problem or a sudden change in one’s life circumstances, many sexual disorders’ causes are not well-known or understood.

The good news is that nowadays, having a sexual concern such as erectile dysfunction (ED) or problems with getting aroused is no big deal. There are a wide variety of treatments — from medications to a specific form of psychotherapy — that can help virtually everyone with a sexual disorder, no matter what the concern.

Keep in mind as you read through this section that sexuality exists on a continuum. A concern only rises to the level of a “sexual disorder” if it is causing the person a great deal of distress in their life, and they would like to rectify the behavior or problem. Some of the disorders listed below are otherwise considered healthy parts of normal human sexuality. For instance, if a person has a fetish and he or she is fine with it (and it’s not causing other trouble in the person’s life), then it’s not considered a disorder.

Sex, Sexuality, and
Sexual Disorders
By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Sex and human sexuality are a core part of being human, so it’s natural to wonder about sex in all of its different forms. Sexual disorders are like people — they come in all different kinds of shapes and sizes. A sexual disorder doesn’t mean something is “wrong” with you. It only means that you’re experiencing the kind of issue that can suddenly affect anyone, at any time in their lives, for any reason or no reason whatsoever. While many sexual issues can be traced back to a physical problem or a sudden change in one’s life circumstances, many sexual disorders’ causes are not well-known or understood.

The good news is that nowadays, having a sexual concern such as erectile dysfunction (ED) or problems with getting aroused is no big deal. There are a wide variety of treatments — from medications to a specific form of psychotherapy — that can help virtually everyone with a sexual disorder, no matter what the concern.

Keep in mind as you read through this section that sexuality exists on a continuum. A concern only rises to the level of a “sexual disorder” if it is causing the person a great deal of distress in their life, and they would like to rectify the behavior or problem. Some of the disorders listed below are otherwise considered healthy parts of normal human sexuality. For instance, if a person has a fetish and he or she is fine with it (and it’s not causing other trouble in the person’s life), then it’s not considered a disorder.

We’ve compiled a growing library of articles and information related to sexual dysfunction, as well as other articles on more general sexuality and relationship concerns. Check below for symptoms associated with sexual disorders, and on the left-hand menu for additional information and articles on sexuality and relationships.

Symptoms of Sexual Disorders
Dyspareunia
Erectile Disorder (ED)
Exhibitionistic Disorder
Female and Male Orgasmic Disorders
Female Sexual Arousal Disorder
Fetishistic Disorder
Frotteuristic Disorder
Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
Premature (Early) Ejaculation
Sex Addiction (not a recognized diagnostic category at this time)
Sexual Masochism and Sadism
Transvestic Disorder
Vaginismus
Voyeuristic Disorder


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