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Sexual Aversion Disorder
Sexual trauma: I have worked with many people who were sexually abused as children or teens and some of them have a strong aversion to any kind of sexual relationship no matter how healthy. This aversion to normal, health sex can be helped by working with a psychologist who is trained in treated sexual trauma. There are other causes too but this is one I have seen. Be well, . ...Read more
What are the causes of sexual aversion disorder? Is it possible to have this due to sexual abuse as a baby or toddler?
Doubtful: There is a "pop" notion that the inability to enjoy normal adult lovemaking is the result of "forgotten" sexual abuse and perhaps that someone should be blamed. From my own reading, this is not an evidence-based claim, and even if it were true, there's no future in turning one's mind to hate. What's happening, whether the diagnosis is real / helpful etc, best rx must be far more complicated. ...Read more
Sexual disorders: This broad phrase makes it difficult to respond, but traditional home remedies seldom work. A combination of education, psychological counseling and communication usuall are effective. If there is a sexual counselor near you, see them. Good luck and good sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sexual conduct: Disorder is simply what it says, when someone has promiscuous sexual behavior which could harm them. Frequent unprotected sex with multiple partners dispite or purposefully knowing it is dangerous is typical. Other examples would be someone with aids practicing unprotected sex and not telling partners they have aids or a sexual addiction could also be seen as a sexual conduct disorder. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is this kind of sexual behavior a disorder? Is there a book or website that lists what behaviors are/aren't disorders?
Which kind? : Look up the dsm-iv-tr for the :official list. http://behavenet.com/sexual-and-gender-identity-disorders. ...Read more
There is this guy who literally masturbates next to me during my physics class. Do you think he has a sexual disorder/how should I tell him to stop?
Yes & not your job: It is likely that he at least has sexual frustration issues, if not an outright disorder. It would be very unwise for you to confront him directly, as this is not a student's role & potentially unsafe. Notify the instructor (and school administration if no intervention). It is staff role to address student conduct issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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