Sexual Dysfunction A persistent or recurrent difficulty with a lack of sexual
desire or arousal, or difficulty reaching orgasm.
Dyspareunia A sexual dysfunction characterized by persistent or recurrent
pain during sexual activity
Vaginismus A sexual dysfunction characterized by involuntary contraction
of the muscles surrounding the vaginal barrel, preventing or making
Male erectile disorder Persistent difficulty getting or maintaining an
erection sufficient to allow the man to engage in or complete sexual activity.
Anorgasmic Unable to reach orgasm, through any means.
Biopsychosocial model An approach to explaining dysfunction that looks at
the interactions of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors.
Hypogonadism An endocrine disorder that reduces the output of
Tumescene Swelling; erection
Sensate-focus exercises Exercises in which sexual partners take turns
giving and receiving pleasurable stimulation in non genital areas.
Squeeze technique A method for treating premature ejaculation. The top of
the penis is squeezed, to temporarily prevent ejaculation.
Pelvic Inflammatory disease (PID) inflammation of the pelvic region in
women, possibly including the cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, abdominal
cavity, and ovaries/ Its symptoms are abdominal pain, tenderness, nausea,
fever, and irregular menstrual cycles. The condition may lead to infertility.
Pharnyngeal gonorrhea A gonorrheal infection of the pharynx, which is the
cavity leading from the mough and nasal passages to the larynx and
esophagus. Characterized by a sore throat