Disorder of sexual interest/desire

What is it?


ISD refers to low levels of sexual interest, resulting in a failure to initiate intimacy. ISD can be a primary condition (where an individual has never felt much sexual desire) or a secondary(where lack of interest is something new). ISD can be toward a specific partner, or it may be general attitude toward any potential partner. A diagnosis of ISD refers to a persistent or reoccurring lack of desire or an absence of sexual fantasies. This occurs in approximately 20% of the population. It is more common in women.

Symptoms are lack of genital swelling and lubrication before and during sex or being unable to maintain swelling and lubrication.

Some causes of this disorder can be medical, emotional, relationships, menopause.

Treatments for this disorder can be talking to a sex therapist, medication can sometimes be administered, psychotherapy, dual sex therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy.

Myths associated with this disorder can be that health care providers don't really care about this problem. Your primary care physician will help point you in the right direction as to who you need to talk to for this problem. You may feel there is no treatment for this disorder this also is not true there are therapies that can help with this problem. Talk to your Dr. right away so they can help you see if this could be the problem you are having.