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PSY 153 Mc/B - FHS - Chapter XII Study Guide Know (in general terms): 1. The definitions of the glossary terms in the margins which are not specifically cited in the study guide items below- (see back) 2. What are sexual dysfunctions - performance problems that are persistent or recurrent and distressing to the person or their partner 3. The findings of the Frank et al. (1978) study, and by what they were surprised- interview 100 happily married couples, 80%+ happy marriage, 40% of men 60% of women said sexual performance was problematic 4. The essential feature of each of the nine sexual dysfunctions listed in DSM-IV-TR (See Table 12.1)- ` Hypoactive sexual desire disorder- deficient amount of sexual fantasies or desire for sexual activities Sexual aversion disorder- avoidance of all genital sexual contact with a sexual partner Female sexual arousal disorder- inability to attain or maintain lube/swelling Male erectile disorder- inability to attain or maintain an adequate erection Female orgasmic disorder- delay or absence of orgasm following the sexual excitement phase Male orgasmic disorder- delay or absence of orgasm following the sexual excitement phase Premature ejaculation- ejac w/ minimal stimulation or before he wishes Dyspareunia- recurrent genital pain in a boy or girl Vaginismus- spasms in the outer third of the vag that interferes with intercourse 5. The essential problem in the sexual desire disorders and the implication attaching – the person has abnormally low or absent interest in sexual activities, it implies that healthy sexually includes regular desire 6. What characterizes hypoactive sexual desire disorder- lack of sexual urges or fantasies, little masturbation, sex only to reduce conflict w/ partner 7. The factors contributing to the "norm" for sexual drive- the persons age, life sitch, quality of the relationship and cultural back ground 8. Where sexual desire disorders rank in incidence and how males are implicated in the incidence of hypoactive sexual desire- 50-60% males, increase in male hypo activity- 15%, 30-40% of women seeking sex therapy, 33% of women in general reported this 9. The four key symptoms of sexual addiction , according to Carnes (1983) (*See Close Up, p 367)- preoccupation with sex, ritualized sexual behavior, sexual compulsivity, shame and despair resulting from the sexual behavior 10. The dangers in using terms like "sexual addiction" or "hyper sexuality" (*)- oversimplification, not supported by research, no withdrawal and the condition is permanent 11. The causes for sexual desire disorders the authors identify- testosterone, certain drugs, emotional probs, neg feelings about sex, relationship conflicts, stress 12. What characterizes sexual aversion disorder - extreme aversion to sexual activity with a partner, almost exclusively in women 13. What distinguishes generalized from situational sexual aversion disorder- generalized- all sex acts or situationalized- one type of sex act 14. What characterizes sexual arousal disorders-
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