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Sexual Dysfunctions

Persistent or recurrent difficulties in becoming sexually aroused or reaching orgasm.

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Sexual Desire Disorders

Sexual dysfunctions in which people have persistent or recurrent lack of sexual desire or aversion to sexual contact.

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Sexual Arousal Disorders

Sexual dysfunctions in which people persistently or recurrently tail to become adequately sexually arounds to engage in or sustain sexual intercourse.

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Orgasmic Disorders

Sexual dysfunctions in which people persistently or recurrently have difficulty reaching orgasm or reach orgasm more rapidly then they would like, despite attaining a level of sexual stimulation of sufficient intensity to normally result in orgasm.

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Sexual Pain Disorders

Sexual dysfunctions in which people persistently or recurrently experience pain during coitus.

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Dyspareunia

A sexual dysfunction characterized by persistent or recurrent pain during sexual intercourse.

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Vaginimus

A sexual dysfunction characterized by involuntary contraction of the muscles surrounding the vaginal barrel, preventing penile penetration or rendering penetration painful.

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Vasocongestion

Engorgement of blood vessels with blood, which swells the genitals and breasts during sexual arousal.

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Erectile Disorder

Persistent difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection sufficient to allow the man to engage in or complete sexual intercourse. Also termed erectile dysfunction.

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Anorgasmic

Never having reached orgasm.

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Spectator Role

A role, usually taken on by performance anxiety in which people observe rather than fully participate in their sexual encounters.

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Early Ejaculation

A sexual dysfunction in which ejaculation occurs with minimal sexual stimulation and before the partner desires it.

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Vulvodynia

A gynecological condition characterized by vulva pain, burning sensations, irritation, and soreness.

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Biopsychosocial Model

An approach to explaining dysfunctions that refers to the interactions of biological, psychological, and social/cultural factors.

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Hypogonadism

An endocrine disorder that reduces the output of testosterone.

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Atherosclerosis

Hardening and narrowing of the arteries; a condition caused by the buildup of a hard substance known as plaque on the inside walls of the arteries.

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Tumescence

Swelling; erection.

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Performance Anxiety

Anxiety concerning one's ability to perform behaviors, especially behaviors that may be evaluated by other people.

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Sex Therapy

A collective term for short-term behavioral models for treatment of sexual dysfunctions.

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Sensate Focus Exercises

Exercises in which sex partners take turns giving and receiving pleasurable stimulation in nonessential areas of the body.

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Squeeze Technique

A method for treating early ejaculation whereby the tup of the penis is squeezed temporarily to prevent ejaculation.