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1

4 phases of sexual response

1. Excitement
2. Plateau
3. Orgasm
4. Resolution

2

Does everyone have a desire for intercourse?

Yes - but desire can be augmented or inhibited by learned responses and experiences

3

Erection is mediated by the release of _____ from nerve terminals and endothelial cells, which stimulates ______ in smooth muscle cells

NO, the synthesis of cGMP

4

Low libido
- assoc. with?

Female sexual interest/arousal disorder:
chronic lack of interest in sexual activity

- chronic disease
- depression
- hypoestrogenic/hypotestosertone states

5

Vaginismus

involuntary spasm of muscles around outer third of vagina
- may make penetration impossible

*caused by pain, religion, severe negative parental attitudes

tx MUST involve partner - they can learn that they can have something in vagina

6

Most sexual dysfxn are due to _______

performance anxiety

7

Sensate focus has how many visits? What does it involve?

12-16 visits

Involves:
- behavioral modif
- Marital therapy
- must be trained in technique

8

Which treatment is most successful in orgasmic dysfxn?

Bibliotherapy

9

Flibanserin (addyi)

Tx acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women
- not clinically sig

Post-synaptic 5HT1 alpha receptor agonist

- lowers 5-HT and raises dopamine and noradrenaline in prefrontal cortex

10

Flibanserin adverse effects

hypotension, especially if used with alcohol

11

Which type of therapy is very effective against ED?

Sensate focus

12-16 visits

Involves:
- behavioral modif
- Marital therapy
- must be trained in technique