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. The sexual response cycle traditionally includes excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. Desire and arousal are both part of the excitement phase of the sexual response.
There are 4 categories of Sexual dysfunction:
The Cause of Sexual Dysfunction can be physical or psychological:
Physical - Many physical and/or medical conditions can cause problems with sexual function, including diabetes, heart and vascular (blood vessel) disease, neurological disorders, hormonal imbalances, chronic diseases such as kidney or liver failure, and alcoholism anddrug abuse. In addition, the side effects of some medications such as anti-hypertensive medication, can affect sexual function.
Psychological — These include work-related stress and anxiety, concern about sexual performance, marital or relationship problems, depression, feelings of guilt, concerns about body image, and the effects of a past sexual trauma.
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