What do women mean when they say that they are 'sexually aroused'?
Are they saying that they want to have sex?
- Are they saying that their present situation is sexually appealing to them?
Are they describing what is happening in their body's?
Sexual response cycle (DSM IV): Desire --> arousal --> plateau --> orgasm --> recovery
Sexual disorders in women according to DSM IV
- Sexual Desire Disorders
- Hypoactive sexual desire
- Sexual aversion
- Sexual arousal disorders
- Lubrication problem
- Orgasmic disorders
- Sexual pain disorders
- Dyspareunia (pain during intercourse)
- Vaginismus (not being able to have intercourse at all)
Sexual disorders in women according to DSM V
- Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder
- Orgasmic Disorder
- Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder
- Unspecified Sexual Dysfunction
- Sexual Aversion
All these problems should cause significant suffering/distress or relational problems/ should not better be explained by other mental disorders or only consequence of a somatic illness.
All these problems can be..
- Lifelong: it has been present since the person became sexually active
- Acquired: it began after a period of relatively normal sexual function
- Generalized: in all types of stimulation, partners, situations
- Situational: only with certain stimulation, partners and situations
Hyposexuality: persistent or recurrent deficiency or absence of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity.
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