Soc 152a More Midterm 3

Soc 152a More Midterm 3 - Sexuality Midterm #3 Review...

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Sexuality Midterm #3 Review CHAPTER 14: Sexual Difficulties and Solutions Desire Phase Difficulties Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) Lack of sexual thoughts, fantasies, and interest prior to and during sexual activity Can be circumstantial or (rarely) lifelong Most common sexual difficulty experienced by women, still equal occurrences Sexual Aversion Disorder Extreme and irrational few of sexual activity Symptoms: Sweating Increased heart rate Dizziness Nausea Trembling Diarrhea Excitement Phase Difficulties Female Sexual Arousal Disorder Women cannot reach or maintain lubrication/swelling Can be biological factors or feelings of apathy, fear, or anger Male Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Repeated lack of an erection hard enough for PV sex Over a period of 3-12 months Can be acquired Previously had erections with partner(s) – much more common Can be lifelong Never able to maintain penetration Can be physiologically induced Fatigue Stress Alcohol Drugs Chronic masturbation Orgasm Phase Difficulties Female Orgasmic Disorder Absence, marked delay, or diminished intensity of orgasm –despite high subjective arousal from any stimulation Anorgasmia: absence of orgasm Usually unmarried, younger, less educated women If an orgasm is possible in another way,
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it’s probably not a problem Male Orgasmic Disorder Inability of a man to orgasm during sexual activity Most men are able to orgasm through manual or oral stimulation 8% actually experience this difficulty Premature Ejaculation (PE) When a male ejaculate too quickly and does not have voluntary control over the timing of ejaculation, impairing his own and his partner’s pleasure 37% of males ejaculate too quickly “occasionally or more often” Increased stimulus, increased speed of response Faking Orgasm Can lead to a vicious cycle Partner doesn’t know what works and what doesn’t, and will continue doing what appears to work Dysparuenia i n women More common than in men 60% experience this in their lives Can be caused by psychological factors Two different areas to experience pain: 1. At entrance/walls of vagina - Infections that inflame vaginal walls can cause this (yeast, bacteria, trichomoniasis) - 10% at the entrance, due to a small reddened area that is painfully sensitive 2. Deep in pelvis - Due to jarring of ovaries or stretching of uterine lining - Endometriosis: tissue that normally grows on uterus walls implants on various parts of abdominal cavity Dyspareunia in men Caused by: Too tight foreskin (minor surgery) Smegma (better cleaning) Peyronie’s disease - Abnormal fibrous tissue and calcium deposits in the space above and between the cavernous bodies of the penis - Caused by traumatic bending of the penis during intercourse or medical procedures involving the urethra Vaginismus Strong involuntary contractions of the muscles in the outer third of the vagina Can still be sexually responsive, and even
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course SOC 152A taught by Professor Baldwin during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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Soc 152a More Midterm 3 - Sexuality Midterm #3 Review...

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