Disorders of Orgasm or Sexual Pain
What is it?
Causes of the Disorder
- Biological Causes
- Psychological Causes
- Interpersonal and Sociocultural Factors
If the sexual disorder is a direct result of a biological dysfunction, it is important that the biological disorder is treated. One of the most popular treatments fro men with sexual disorders is the medication, Viagra. Hormone therapy has also been proved to help men and women increase their sexual desire. According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the treatments for sexual disorders include: communication with your partner, healthy lifestyle habits, counseling (including sex therapy), using a lubricant, or trying a device.
Sexual disorders can cause emotional distress in relationships.
Men and women both can suffer from sexual pain or disorders.
Couples should seek treatment if they are having problems during intercourse.
Common Myths and Misperceptions
- Only men suffer from sexual disorders. This is NOT true.
- Erectile dysfunction is a normal part of the aging process.
- Erectile dysfunction only occurs because of relationship problems.
- Women can reach orgasm whenever they please.
- There are no biological factors when it comes to sexual disorders.
Credentials Required to Treat Sexual Disorders
Best Psychology Degrees. (2015). How do you Become a Sex Therapist? Retrieved from: http://www.bestpsychologydegrees.com/faq/how-do-you-become-a-sex-therapist/
Mayo Clinic Staff. (2015). Female Sexual Dysfunction. Retrieved from: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/female-sexual-dysfunction/basics/treatment/con-20027721
Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2014). Abnormal psychology (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Rodriguez, D. (2015). Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women. Everyday Health. Retrieved from: http://www.everydayhealth.com/sexual-health/sexual-dysfunction.aspx