Sexual dysfunction is experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of normal activity including physical pleasure, desire, Preference, arousal or orgasm. While research suggests that sexual dysfunction is common
(43% of women 31% of man report some degree of difficulty).
Many sexual problems occurring in day to day life are Psycho-sexual problems. These problems or disorders cause a significant distress in personal & family life & most important thing to mention,these problems are very much curable with counselling, psychotherapy & medications as well.
Sadly, when have sexual problems, many of us because of guilt, shame & fear, keep away from professional psychiatrist or sexologist help. Many people go to quacks or roadside remedies, which can hamper or even harm actual sexual function.
Commonest sexual disorders are:
Premature Ejaculation :
Premature ejaculation occurs when a man ejaculates sooner during sexual intercourse than average expected time. Premature ejaculation is a common sexual complaint. As many as 1 out of 3 men say they experience this problem at some time. As long as it happens infrequently, it’s not cause for concern.
Both psychological and biological factors can play a role in premature ejaculation. Although many men feel embarrassed to talk about it, premature ejaculation is a common and treatable condition. Medications, counseling and sexual techniques that delay ejaculation — or a combination of these — can help improve sex for you and your partner.
Erectile Dysfunction :
Erectile dysfunction (impotence) occurs when a man can no longer get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Having erection trouble from time to time isn’t necessarily a cause for concern. But if erectile dysfunction is an ongoing problem, it may cause stress, cause relationship problems or affect your self-esteem.
Talk with your doctor about erectile dysfunction, go in for an evaluation. Problems getting or keeping an erection can be a sign of a medical condition that needs treatment, such as heart disease or poorly controlled diabetes. Treating an underlying problem may be enough to improve your erectile dysfunction.
If treating an underlying condition doesn’t help your erectile dysfunction, medications or other direct treatments may help.
Hypo Active Sexual Desire Disorder :
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) occurs when a woman experiences distress due to problems with sexual desire, arousal, orgasm, or pain. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), also known as “low libido” or “low sexual desire,” is the most common complaint among women experiencing sexual dysfunction. HSDD is defined as the deficiency or absence of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity that causes significant personal distress or interpersonal difficulty (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). Women have reported that a lack of sexual desire negatively affects their quality of life, physical and emotional satisfaction, and overall happiness.
Dhat Syndrome :
It is a semen-loss related physical and psychological distress seen mainly in people of Indian subcontinent.
It is commonly seen in young men. Common symptoms are weakness, anxiety, sleeplessness and guilt which is attributed to semen (Dhatu) loss. Loss of semen through nocturnal emissions and masturbation frightens the individual as he believes it to be harmful to the body. Some patients report a white discharge in their urine which they feel is semen. Sexual dysfunction may or may not be present.
There is no known physical cause for the illness. It occurs due to wrong beliefs and misconceptions about normal sexual functions.Effective treatments in the form of medications and counseling – psychotherapy are available.
Psychotherapy: aimed at reassurance and correction of wrong beliefs.
Medication: To relieve anxiety and sad mood that is often present in such situations.