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Chapter 14 Sexuality Difficulties and Solutions
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Defining Sexual Difficulties Sexual satisfaction is subjective The way people are surveyed can skew results
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How Physically Pleasurable is Your Relationship?
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Prevalence of Sexual Problems By Selected Demographic Characteristics
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Desire-Phase Difficulties Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) Lack of interest in sexual activity Usually temporary Often due to relationship problems or internalized negative attitudes about sex Very common Desire Discrepancy Sexual aversion disorder (SAD) Extreme, irrational fear of sexual activity Often due to sexual abuse or assault
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Excitement-Phase Difficulties Women Female genital sexual arousal disorder Inhibited lubrication Female subjective sexual arousal disorder Physical signs of arousal are present, but feelings of sexual excitement and pleasure are absent or diminished Combined genital and subjective sexual arousal disorder
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Excitement-Phase Difficulties Persistent Sexual Arousal Disorder (PSAD) Spontaneous, intrusive, and unwanted genital arousal in the absence of sexual interest One or more orgasms do not relieve arousal Arousal can persist for days Individuals have normal physiological and psychiatric evaluations Causes and treatment are unknown
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