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Doctor insights on: Genetic Sexual Attraction

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What's exploitation of female sexual desire?

What's exploitation of female sexual desire?

Unclear question: Women have sexual desire just like men. Could you please explain what you mean by exploitation? ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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If fetishes, pedophilia, necrophilia, zoophilia and other weird sexual attractions and behaviors are classified as paraphilias, how come gay isn't?

If fetishes, pedophilia, necrophilia, zoophilia and other weird sexual attractions and behaviors are classified as paraphilias, how come gay isn't?

Once upon a time: It was in the past considered a disorder but they correctly recognized that error and now know that it's w/in the normal healthy range of humans. Any unlawful, non-consensual or violent acts apart, those may also be dropped. If the person is comfortable and harms no one - it's not a problem. If it's any of those - it is! Gay is not necessarily weird - sometimes it's even dull! ...Read more

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Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Maybe: It depends on what you mean by sexually suppressed. If you mean children raised in conservative homes that discourage early sexual experiences but don't teach that sex is bad, probably not. If you mean children raised in homes that have negative or punitive views of sex, probably yes. ...Read more

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Is stuttering psychological genetic or physiological?

Is stuttering psychological genetic or physiological?

Both Psych & Genetic: The physiological component is how either one of the two manifests itself. Psychological factors weigh in as stresses and genetic factors as predispositions. My opinion is that stuttering does not exist unless there are both psychological and genetic factors involved. It's fascinating to me that most stutterers can speak clearly if they sing their words. Not such a bad world if we all sang more? ...Read more

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Does sexual intercourse reduce teenage height?

Does sexual intercourse reduce teenage height?

Not specifically: If any activity prevents someone from having balanced nutrition, proper rest and exercise it might interfere with growth.The occasional episode of sex will not stunt your growth.However, there are several other problems associated with the practice that may have long lasting negative effects on a teen. ...Read more

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Is an attraction to incest porn (legal age) a normal thing?

Is an attraction to incest porn (legal age) a normal thing?

It's of concern: I guess i would say that "normal" and "healthy" are two separate things. It may not be a particularly healthy thing for a person to have fantasies involving incest. It seems as though you already have a concern or else you wouldn't be asking about this. I wonder if you could have been sexually molested as a child by a relative? There are therapists with special expertise in this area. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are sexual fetishes a mental problem?

Too Broad: I am sorry, but this question is so broad and undefined that there is no way to answer it honestly. Perhaps you can ask about the fetish you are most interested in. ...Read more

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Is shame common with victims of rape and sexual assault?

Is shame common with victims of rape and sexual assault?

Definitely !: Rape and sexual assaults are acts of violence. Society has made these into taboos. Victims of rape need to get counseling with professionals to understand their feelings and deal with the damaging effects of this experience in positive ways. ...Read more

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What factors or variables increase an adult's vulnerability to drug-facililiated sexual assault?

What factors or variables increase an adult's vulnerability to drug-facililiated sexual assault?

Vulnerability: Here's a starter list: Willingness to take any recreational substances, low-self-esteem, confidence, control, discipline. Boredom, loneliness, depression, poor judgement, bad environment,etc. Let's talk of good defenses: Opposites of the above! Find a source of support - from solid, safe activity groups like gym, yoga, meditation -thru- individual or group therapy. Be safe. Be strong. Be sober. ...Read more

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Why is porn, sexual arousal, and masturbation addiction so addictive for guys?

Why is porn, sexual arousal, and masturbation addiction so addictive for guys?

Hormonal control: Men are generally programmed to respond to more visual aspects of attraction and appearance. Porn offers a very graphic representation of sexual behaviors which falls into that visual aspect. Women tend to be more responsive to touch and the written word as demonstrated by the amazing sales of the book '50 shades of grey'. ...Read more

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Is enjoying paraphilia porn a mental disorder?

Is enjoying paraphilia porn a mental disorder?

Enjoying porn: Enjoyment of pornography can be an normal means of sexual arousal, and even couples may enjoy viewing pornography together. With the ever-present availability, accessibility and affordability of free porn on the internet, there becomes a risk that a person might become fixated on porn as the primary means of achieving sexual gratification. If so, help from a professional might be considered. ...Read more

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Are high testosterone men attracted to feminine or masculine females?

Are high testosterone men attracted to feminine or masculine females?

Unknown: Interesting question, but I know of no studies that have looked to answer this question. Testosterone increases male libido, but I doubt that it changes ones sexual preferences. ...Read more

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I'm scared of sexual relations after sexual assault?

Sexual assault help: That is totally an understandable response, and goes along with the fact that you had a bad trauma. That kind of trauma will result in you avoiding sexual relations, and possibly people as well. The best way to handle this anxiety and repair the damage is to consult with a mental health professional who can help you get through the trauma, and teach you skills to manage anxiety and fear. ...Read more

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What is hypoactive sexual desire disorder?

Causes distress: Hypoactive means under active, so hypoactive sexual desire means under active sexual desire. But you decide how much is enough. What's enough for you may not be enough for someone else & vice versa. More importantly, there cannot be any disorder unless the under activity causes you distress. If you're satisfied w/your level of desire, then you're fine (although your partner might not agree). ...Read more

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What factors influence the riskiness of someone's sexual behavior?

What factors influence the riskiness of someone's sexual behavior?

Personality,intoxica: tion, maturity, family-or-origin training, past experiences--all can weigh in. My general training suggests that immaturity may be the biggest risk, followed by impulsivity. ...Read more

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What factors determine male sexual potency?

What factors determine male sexual potency?

Complex!: There are several categories of factors that influence potency that are beyond my 400 character limit. Talk to your doctor he/she can start the process going. ...Read more

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Does hairplantation effects a persons sexual drive?

Does hairplantation effects a persons sexual drive?

Should not: Physically speaking, there is no correlation to hair transplantation and sex drive. Psychological though, one may feel self conscious about a recent hair transplant and that could affect a persons sex drive. ...Read more

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Does an orgasm (sex, masturbation) effect your mental or physical performance?

Does an orgasm (sex, masturbation) effect your mental or physical performance?

It should affect: your physical performance if you overdo it - esp if the orgasm is powerful enough to sap your strength for at least 15-20 mins afterwards. The older you are, the less likely you will recover soon afterwards. And the refractory period is built in unfortunately, it can be the bane of male existence :) Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Could sexual abuse cause histrionic personality disorder?

Could sexual abuse cause histrionic personality disorder?

In some instance: Only if you let the tramatic exprerience turn into a way to get attention or for gains, this is a negative and destructive personality issue. That i would suggest seeking help to modify the bahavor. ...Read more

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Can someone be biologically gay ? Cause since i was a child, i have sexual attraction to guys. Any help ?

Can someone be biologically gay ? Cause since i was a child, i have sexual attraction to guys. Any help ?

Virtually always: A growing body of research shows that being gay is almost always genetic/biological. See http://www.livescience.com/50058-being-gay-not-a-choice.html While some try psychotherapy to change sexual orientation, it rarely works. The best "help" is to accept that this is your biological nature and don't resist it, but if you find this difficult you might consider psychological counseling. ...Read more

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I want to completely eliminate emotions such as anger, love, hatred, disappointment, empathy and sexual attraction. How can I achieve that?

I want to completely eliminate emotions such as anger, love, hatred, disappointment, empathy and sexual attraction. How can I achieve that?

All part of life: These emotions are a normal part of human life. I would ask you why you want to eliminate these feelings? Some people don't want these feelings because of past trauma or being hurt deeply by someone they trusted. If that is the case for you, i suggest talk therapy as a path to healing. You can find help here: http://www.Rainn.Org/get-help please do that for yourself. Be well, . ...Read more

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For apx. a year I have had unexplained headaches, felt tired even if I got a good night's sleep, and my sense of sexual attraction just vanished.

For apx. a year I have had unexplained headaches, felt tired even if I got a good night's sleep, and my sense of sexual attraction just vanished.

Headache & fatigue: You need to find out what is the cause of your symptoms. The MAY be from a hormonal imbalance or something else. Please see your doc who will likely do some blood tests and help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i'm asexual or just have low libido? I rarely feel sexual attraction, don't want sex, & find sex boring, painful, and pointless.

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How can I tell if i'm asexual or just have low libido? I rarely feel sexual attraction, don't want sex, & find sex boring, painful, and pointless.

Libido: Factors involved in the libido change include biological, psychological or social, or combination of those. First step is to rule out physical attributes by physical exam and workup by your pcp. ...Read more

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At what age is it common to not experience sexual attraction?

There is no age: Everyone independently of age may experience sexual attraction. ...Read more

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Can an underactive thyroid lead to lack of sexual attraction? I was diagnosed at 8 and i'm asexual

Can an underactive thyroid lead to lack of sexual attraction? I was diagnosed at 8 and i'm asexual

Could be: Need to discuss this with your endocrinologist dr. Your thyroid replacement medication may need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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Can they do genetic testing for sexual orietation?

Can they do genetic testing for sexual orietation?

No: No genes are really known, and hopefully the day will never come when a parent would choose to end a pregnancy because they don't like the kid's hair color, eye color, sexual orientation (however much of this is genetic), height, musical talent or whatever. ...Read more

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Reverse pedophile is not always from sexual abuse as a child. This is a personal fact. What is it called if it is just a natural attraction.?

Reverse pedophile is not always from sexual abuse as a child. This is a personal fact. What is it called if it is just a natural attraction.?

It depends: It depends on how young the person is -- if not yet adult, sexual relations with an adult (especially much older) would be seen legally as statutory rape. If the person is of legal adult age and attracted to older partners, that could be natural variation. However, age spread greater than 10 years may lead to lifestyle challenges as the older person ages sooner than the younger one does. ...Read more

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For the three years I have been sexually active I have been unable to finish in sex and am frequently unable to maintain an erection throughout. I feel a strong attraction to my partner but it seems to make no difference. What could cause this?

For the three years I have been sexually active I have been unable to finish in sex and am frequently unable to maintain an erection throughout. I feel a strong attraction to my partner but it seems to make no difference. What could cause this?

Your doc: Or a natural doc can test your hormone levels and rule out circulatory issues. Also, a clinical psychologist can teach you skills to keep from focusing on your "performance" which interferes also. Peace and good health. Medication side effects MAY be involved. Ask you doc about that too. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If fetishes, pedophilia, necrophilia, zoophilia and other weird sexual attractions and behaviors are classified as paraphilias, how come gay isn't?

Once upon a time: It was in the past considered a disorder but they correctly recognized that error and now know that it's w/in the normal healthy range of humans. Any unlawful, non-consensual or violent acts apart, those may also be dropped. If the person is comfortable and harms no one - it's not a problem. If it's any of those - it is! Gay is not necessarily weird - sometimes it's even dull! ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my sexual urges?

What can I do to treat my sexual urges?

Getting rid of: We all have libido. It is a part of us. If it is problematic or interfering with your life, see a therapist specializing in this area. It may not be possible to 'get rid' of your urges. But control, reduction, and desensitization are all possible and common treatments are available. ...Read more

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What is the age that kids become sexual?

What is the age that kids become sexual?

Our team of experts: Will be right with you to answer your question! ...Read more

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What are common sexual problems in women?

What are common  sexual problems in women?

Decreased interest: One of the main problems is decreased libido or lack of interest in sex. This has many causes from psycho-social to hormonal. While typically is is blamed on hormonal deficiency the more common causes are related to chronic fatigue and stress. ...Read more

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What you can eat to improve sexual stamina?

What you can eat to improve sexual stamina?

Stamina: Please focus on your health. Your question has nothing to do with promoting health in a 17 year old boy. ...Read more

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I have a question about a sexual preference?

Go ahead: Feel free to ask away, as we can't help you without a specific question. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Good advices for having a healthy sexual life?

Fall in love: Find a man who respects you, honors you, treats you like a queen, opens the door for you, protects you, and has unconditional love for you, and hope and pray you always stay faithful to one another, and thoroughly enjoy a healthy monogamous sex life with each other. ...Read more

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Is blowjob can transmit sexual desease to a men?

STD transmission: Absolutely. You can easily transmit many diseases including herpes and warts. The number of cases of throat and esophageal cancer is going up due to the transmission of hpv. ...Read more

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How do guys change, sexually, between 18 and 21?

How do guys change, sexually, between 18 and 21?

More maturity: Part of growing up. Almost all guys have some sexual experience with partners by age 21, and we start figuring out that relationship quality and personal compatibility are more important than looks and immediate gratification. We have usually stopped growing, we lose the hair on our temples at this time, and some of us are still getting our body hair. ...Read more

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How can I increase sexual stamina or efficiency?

Repeated practice: There are books on the subject such as the kama sutra. The best way that i could recommend is through repeated practice with the same partner. ...Read more