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Unformatted text preview: Sexual desire disorders are when a person has a lack of desire for genital sexual activity. This disorder is more common in women, but can also affect men. One partner in the relationship is usually more affected by the lack of sexual desire, and the disorder becomes a problem when the couple realizes there is nothing left of their sex life and the problem is taking its toll on the relationship. Women with a lack of sexual desire may be able to have adequate lubrication for sexual activity, men may be able to achieve an erection, and both men and women may be able to reach orgasm, but there is no desire for sexual stimulation. Some people still enjoy the closeness and affection of their partner but will unlikely initiate sexual activity. There are psychosocial and biological factors that may contribute to sexual desire disorders. Depression, hormonal deficiencies, and not being satisfied with one's relationship may contribute to the loss of sexual desire. Temporal lobe epilepsy, over activity or under activity of the thyroid, and loss of sexual desire....
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- Fall '10
- Abnormal Psychology