Week Three - PSY 265 - CheckPoint - Sexual Dysfunction

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1 Running head: SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION CheckPoint: Sexual Dysfunction 1. YOUR NAME PSY/265 DATE NAME OF PROFESSOR Sexual Dysfunction
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One sexual dysfunction that has the capacity to affect both men and women is sexual pain disorders. It happens to be, however, that it is more typical for a man to have a sexual pain disorders when compared to a woman. The foremost characteristic of a sexual pain disorder pertains to having pain or discomfort while having sexual intercourse. The most common forms of sexual pain disorder are vaginismus and dyspareunia (Rathus, Nevid, & Fichner-Rathus, 2005). Vaginismus is considered to be more of a psychological disorder. It is essentially caused by the pelvic muscles’ involuntary contractions (Rathus, Nevid, et al., 2005). These involuntary contractions have the capacity to make the act of penetration extremely hurtful – so much so that it can restrict a person from having intercourse altogether. It is common for women that have this sexual pain disorder to undergo
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2010 for the course PSY/265 PSY/265 taught by Professor Axiacollege during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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