How to Deal With Different Sexual Health Disorders
When you have sex with someone, things don't always go as you planned it. There
may be a little problem here and there. It may be your partner, it may be you.
It may be temporary, or it may be repetitive and long term. Sexual health
disorders are long lasting and are often related to sexual contact. These
problems often impact a person's life and his relationships in a negative way.
In different parts of the globe, an estimated two percent of the population each
year approach general practitioners with questions and complaints regarding
their sexual health. Half of those people report having sexual problems. Even
mental health experts are approached regarding concerns and problems in the
sexual field. What causes sexual disorders?
There is no single specific reason for people experiencing sexual problems, it
is often a combination of many. It may fall under physical, psychological, or
Physical factors may include abnormalities in the body that causes the sexual
dysfunction. It may be a hormone regulation disorder caused by certain
medications taken by the person which can in turn result in a decreased interest
in sex, irritation in a woman's vagina, or operations on the genitals that may
cause discomfort during sex.
Psychological factors include the person's feelings, thoughts, and perceptions
that may result to sexual problems. It may be a negative emotion for his or her
partner, a feeling of shame for his own body, unpleasant memories of event in
the past, or it may be a person's fears or restrictions regarding the sexual
Social factors may be the different values and standards inculcated to a
person's mind while growing up, traumatic events, or even the behavior of the
partner during the sexual act itself. It may also be caused by external stress
factors which may include unemployment, financial situations, domestic concerns.
Different kinds of sexual problems:
Sexual health disorders may be sub-divided into:
l Reduced sexual desire. This refers to sexual dysfunctions wherein a person
feels a a lack of interest in having sexual intercourse, and a certain aversion
to any form of sexual contact.
l Sexual arousal disorders. This refers to a condition wherein a man feels
sexually excited but is unable to sustain an erection, or for a woman to muster
sufficient lubrication for the intercourse.
l Orgasm disorders. This condition may entail early ejaculation or no
ejaculation at all.
l Sexual pain disorders. This dysfunction causes a man or a woman to feel pain
during the act of making love.
Each dysfunction has its own corresponding treatment. However, to generalize
treatments, doctors use the following:
l Therapy. This entails identifying the root cause of the problem if it is
indeed psychological. This means consulting to a sexologist or a psychologist
who specializes in sexual dysfunctions.
l Physical checkup. A doctor runs a complete diagnostic to see if the problem
lies with the body. This may require the need of a gynecologist or a urologist
l Medications. Certain drugs may be prescribed to aid a person in achieving or
sustaining an erection, or lubricant production.
Having sexual disorders is not a simple problem. If left untreated it may it may
develop into a more serious problem that can affect even a person's mental
health aside from his sexual health. So don't be afraid to step forward and seek
help, your happiness and well-being may depend on it.