Week 3;CheckPoint;Sexual Dysfunction

Week 3;CheckPoint;Sexual Dysfunction - Psychological...

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SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION 1 Nicole Ureste Sexual Dysfunction January 14, 2011 PSY/265 Carol Watson
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SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION 2 Sexual arousal disorder is a sexual dysfunction that is characterized by the failure to achieve or keep an erection in men or lubrication in women. Lacking the sexual pleasure that usually comes with sexual arousal is another characteristic of this disorder. The effects of this disorder can cause pain during intercourse for the woman if she is the one with the disorder. For both men and women this disorder can cause performance anxiety, The incidence of Male Erectile Dysfunction increases with age. Some causes of this disorder are alcohol, fatigue, anxiety, and the more the man worries about it, the more likely it is to happen. Female Sexual Arousal Disorder can be caused by neurological, vascular, or hormonal problems. The most common causes however, are psychological.
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Unformatted text preview: Psychological problems such as physical or mental abuse, anxiety, or guilt can cause this disorder (Nevid & Rathus, 2005, p. 497). Sexual arousal disorders that are psychological can usually be treated in men and women by teaching them how to relax so they may become aroused (Nevid & Rathus, 2005, p. 512). Erectile dysfunction can also be treated biologically with vascular surgery, penile implants, hormone therapy, injections, suppositories, oral medication, or a vacuum pump (Nevid & Rathus, 2005, p. 514). Female sexual arousal disorder can be treated easily with an artificial lubricant. Researchers are looking into the idea that they may also be able to treat women with treatments similar to the male treatments (Nevid & Rathus, 2005, p. 517). SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION 3 References Rathus, S. A., Nevid, J.S., and Fichner-Rathus, L. (2005). Human sexuality in a world of diversity. (6th ed.) Boston: Allyn and Bacon....
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2011 for the course PSY 265 taught by Professor Sallyhenzel during the Winter '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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