A problem with sexual response that causes a person mental distress.
Lifelong sexual disorder
a sexual disorder that has been present ever since the person began sexual functioning
acquired sexual disorder
A sexual disorder that develops after a period of normal functioning
hypoactive sexual desire (HSD)
a sexual disorder in which there is a lack of interest in sexual activity; also termed inhibited sexual desire or low sexual desire
Discrepancy of sexual desire
a sexual disorder in which the partners have considerably different levels of sexual desire
Sexual aversion disorder
a disorder in which the person feels an actual aversion or repulsion towards sex
Female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD)
a sexual disorder in which there is a lack of response to sexual stimulation
The inability to have or maintain an erection
Lifelong erectile disorder
cases of erectile disorder in which the man has never had an erection sufficient to have intercourse
Acquired erectile disorder
Cases of erectile disorder in which the man at one time was able to have satisfactory erections but can no longer do so.
Premature (early) ejaculation
A sexual disorder in which the man ejaculates too soon and believe he cannot control when he ejaculates.
Male orgasmic disorder
a sexual disorder in which the man cannot have an orgasm, even though he is highly aroused and has had a great deal of sexual stimulation
Female orgasmic disorder
a sexual disorder in which the woman is unable to have an orgasm
Situational orgasmic disorder
Case of orgasmic disorder in which the woman is able to have an orgasm in some situations (ex. while masturbating) but not in others (ex while having sexual intercourse)
a sexual disorder in which there is a spastic contraction of the muscles surrounding the entrance to the vagina, in some cases so severe that intercourse is impossible
Organic factors of sexual disorders
physical factors such as disease or injury that cause sexual disorders
Things that people have learned earlier-for example, in childhood-than now affect their sexual response.
various factors that occur in the act of lovemaking that inhibit sexual response.
negative thoughts that distract a person from focusing on the erotic experience.
Masters and Johnson's term for acting as an observer or judge of one's own sexual performance; thought to contribute to sexual disorders
A system of therapy bases on learning theory, in which the focus is on the problem behavior and how it can be modified or changed.
Sensate focus exercise
a part of the sex therapy developed by Masters and Johnson in which one partner caresses the other, and the other communicates what is pleasurable, and there are no performance demands.
A form of therapy that combines behavior therapy and restructuring of negative thought patterns.
A part of sex therapy for women with orgasmic disorder, in which the woman exercises the muscles surrounding the vagina; also called pubococcygeal or PC muscle exercises.
the use of a self-help book to treat a disorder
A drug used in the treatment of erectile disorder; sildenafil.
A surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction, in which inflatable tubes are inserted into the penis.