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What is Sexual Arousal Disorder and is it common or uncommon?

What is Sexual Arousal Disorder and is it common or uncommon?

ComplaintvsDisorder: Female sexual arousal disorder relate to inability to get aroused (vagina moist, nipples hard, etc) with clitoral stimulation. To be a disorder it must cause personal distress. There are several causes for an arousal disorder, but other disorders - vaginismus, anorgasmia, hyposexual desire can affect arousal. Complaints about arousal are common; however as a specific disorder it is not that common ...Read more

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What are treatments for sexual arousal disorder in depressed women?

What are treatments for sexual arousal disorder in depressed women?

Marriage Counseling: Sexual arousal disorders are the most difficult to treat. When you add depression it becomes even harder as most of the anti-depressants have sexual side effects. Of course there may be many causative factors, but generally, there are issues within your relationship that must be dealt with- see a sex therapist, but expect that your doctor will ask a lot of questions about your marriage. ...Read more

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How is female sexual arousal disorder diagnosed? Is it a real diagnosis?

How is female sexual arousal disorder diagnosed? Is it a real diagnosis?

Yes : Female sexual arousal disorder is diagnosed by two criteria: persistent or recurrent inability to attain or maintain arousal or sexual excitement. The disturbance causes marked distress or difficulty. In my experience, i think women may experience a waxing and waning of arousal during sexual activity that seems normal. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between female sexual arousal disorder and dysfunction?

Is there a difference between female sexual arousal disorder and dysfunction?

Yes: You might just have a dysfunction and it's temporary and may be related to an illness. A disorder needs a little more help to cure. ...Read more

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How can sex therapy treat female sexual arousal disorder at 75?

How can sex therapy treat female sexual arousal disorder at 75?

Arousal Disorder: It happens that arousal is the most difficult problem to treat in sex therapy. Your therapist will likely explore your past history, beliefs and upbringing. Your therapist may also take a good look at your relationship and any lingering issues which might be getting in the way. ...Read more

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How is emotion related to a womans sexual arousal?

How is emotion related to a womans sexual arousal?

The great mystery: "a woman needs a reason to have sex, a man just needs a place." simplistic, but basically true. There's no justifying, explaining or trying to understand it. If you're a man, try to be a gentleman at all times, ask what makes her happy (u can't always tell), and if it's a relationship, make it clear how important it is. If you're a woman, be quality and only accept a man who truly makes you happy. ...Read more

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How is thier emotion related to a womans sexual arousal?

How is thier emotion related to a womans sexual arousal?

Emotion = arousal: Our emotions are tied to our sexual function, especially arousal, more so in women than in men. When we're angry & frustrated w/our partner, we're less inclined to be interested in sex. When we're worried about or distracted by something, we're less interested. Men are just a bit more crude and have less of a direct connection between emotion & arousal that is more easily overridden. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of persistent sexual arousal syndrome?

What are the symptoms of persistent sexual arousal syndrome?

PSAS: Involuntary genital and clitoral arousal unrelated to subjective feelings of sexual desire which persists despite one or more orgasms and which usually feels intrusive and unwanted. ...Read more