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Lecture 10

Hsci 120 - Lecture 10

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HSCI 120
Carolyn Stewart

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HSCI 120 November 24, 2010 Lecture 9 Sexual Disorders and Sex Therapy Chapter 18 Sexual Disorders  Sexual Disorder: A problem with sexual response that causes a person mental distress (561)  Lifelong Sexual Disorder: A sexual disorder that has been present since the person began sexual functioning  Acquired Sexual Disorder: A sexual disorder that develops after a period of normal functioning  Situational Sexual Disorder: A sexual disorder that a person has in some situations but not in others  Types of Disorders: Desire, Arousal, Orgasmic, Sexual Pain Desire Disorders (562)  Hypoactive Sexual Disorder: Disorder where there is a lack of interest in sexual activity; aka inhibited or low sexual desire  Discrepancy of Sexual Desire: Problem where the partners have considerably different levels of sexual desire  Sexual Aversion Disorder: Disorder where person has strong fear, anxiety or disgust towards sexual activities Arousal  Erectile Disorder: The inability to have or maintain an erection Disorders (563)  Female Sexual Arousal Disorder: Disorder in which there is a lack of responses to sexual stimulation in females Orgasmic Disorders (564)  Premature Ejaculation: Disorder where the man ejaculates too soon  Male Orgasmic Disorder: Where man cannot have an orgasm  Female Orgasmic Disorder: Woman is unable to have an orgasm Sexual Pain  Dyspareunia: Painful intercourse Disorders (566)  Vaginismus: Problem where there is a spastic contraction of vaginal muscles, sometimes so much that penetration is impossible What Causes Sexual Disorders  Biopsychosocial Model: A general model that argues that physical, psychological and social factors all contribute to sexual disorders (567)  Organic Factors of Sexual Disorders: Physical factors, such as disease or injury, that cause sexual disorders  Drug use (570)  Predisposing Factors: Experiences that people have had in the past – for example, in childhood – that now affect their sexual response  Ex.: The person’s first sexual act was traumatic, child sexual abuse, growing up in family which communicates negative messages about sex  Maintaining Factors: Various ongoing life circumstances, personal characteristics, and lovemaking patterns that inhibit sexual response  Myths or Misinformation  Negative Attitudes  Anxieties: Such as
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