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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 395
Professor
Denti
Semester
Fall

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10/24/2013 Gender noncomformity Girls more accepted Most gendre nonconforming males do not develop GID but as many as 40% have homosexual preference  Treatment often involves sex reassignment surgery  Intersexuality Born with physical characteristics of both sexes 17 out of 1000 are born intersexed some suggest there are 5 sexes  Five Sex theory Males Females Herms­true hermaphrodites or people with both testes and ovaries Merms personal who are anatomically more male than female Ferms­ anatomically more female than male  Human Sexual Response Desire­sexual urges ▯ arousal­erection/lubrication▯ plateau­brief phase before climax▯orgasm­inevitable  ejaculation▯ resolution phase Sexual dysfunction—must be perceived as distressing  Sexual Desire Disorder­ Clinical Description­ persistent or recurrent absence of sexual/erotic thoughts or  sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity Disturbance causes marked distress or interpersonal problems Sexual Aversion Disorder Clinical description­ persistent avoidance of all genital or sexual contact  Involves little interest in sex as well as fear panic or disgust  Sexual Arousal Disorder Male erectile disorder­inability to attain or maintain an adequate erection Female sexual arousal disorder­ recurrent inability to attain adequate lubrication/swelling response Orgasm Disorders­ Inhibited orgasm­ female and male orgasmic disorder­ inability to achieve an orgasm despite adequate  sexual desire and arousal Premature ejaculation­ ejaculation occurring well before the man and his partner wishes it to occur  Many climax between 1­2 mins after ejaculation Person feels lack of control over ejaculation  Sexual Pain disorder­ there is arousal and orgasm but there is pain, most rule out medical reasons  Vaginismus­ female condition where outter third of vagina undergoes involuntary spasms (can occur during  gyno exam or using tampons)  Causes of sexual dysfunction­ Biological contributions are important to consider since number of physical and medical conditions can  contribute to sexual dysfunction; diabetes, blood pressure Biological contributions­alcohol and other drugs of abuse (cocaine, heroin)
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