Causes and treatment of sexual dysfunction

What is sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction is possible at any point in the sexual response cycle. You are unable to indulge in sexual activities that make you happy. The anticipation, plateau, climax, and resolution phases of the sexual response cycle are its traditional stages. The exciting phase of the sexual response includes both arousal and desire. It’s important to realize that women don’t always go through these phases in that order. Even though evidence indicates that sexual dysfunction is common, many people find it uncomfortable to discuss. But you should discuss your worries with your partner and your doctor because there are therapeutic choices. Even though evidence indicates that sexual dysfunction is common, many people find it uncomfortable to discuss. However, given that there are therapeutic alternatives, you should speak with your spouse and a healthcare professional about your worries.

Symptoms of sexual dysfunction.

  • Failure to experience orgasm.
  • Vaginal lubrication is not adequate during or before having sex
  • Inability to sufficiently relax the vaginal muscles to facilitate sexual contact
  • Absence of sex-related interest or desire.
  • Inability to stir one’s emotions.
  • Intercourse pain.

What are the causes of sexual dysfunction?

  • Physical Causes – Sexual function issues can result from a variety of physical and/or medical conditions.
  • Psychological causes- These include the impact of prior sexual trauma, marital or relationship issues, depression, feelings of guilt, work-related stress, and anxiety.

How can sexual dysfunction be diagnosed?

Most of the time, you can tell whether something is preventing you from enjoying your sexual relationship. Or that of your partner. A thorough history of symptoms and physical health are typically the first steps taken by your doctor. They might ask for diagnostic tests to rule out any underlying medical issues. That could be the source of the dysfunction. Lab testing often has a very small impact on the diagnosis of sexual dysfunction. A clinician can better understand the root of the issue. Suggest the most appropriate course of action by looking at attitudes toward sex.

Treatment options for sexual dysfunction:

By treating the underlying physical and psychological issues, most sexual dysfunction can be resolved. Other therapeutic approaches comprise:

  1. Sex therapy – People who are having sexual issues that their main clinician is unable to handle can seek help from a sex therapist. For a couple who want to start enjoying their sexual relationship, working with a competent specialist is worth the time and effort.
  2. Behavioral Therapy- These use a variety of strategies, such as self-stimulation for the therapy of arousal and/or orgasmic issues, or insights into unhealthy habits in the relationship.
  3. Relaxation Therapy – Relaxation therapy is very useful for the treatment of anxiety arising out of intimacy and past relationship, encounter if any. Relaxation therapy along with the squeeze technique is very useful for the treatment of premature ejaculation.
  4. Psychotherapy – You can address prior sexual trauma, feelings of worry, dread, guilt, and poor body image in therapy with a qualified counselor. These elements are some of the variables which have an impact on sexual function.
  5. Education and communication- You may be able to overcome your concerns about sexual function by learning more about sex, sexual activities, and sexual responses. Many obstacles to good sex life can be overcome by having a direct and honest conversation with your spouse about your needs and worries.
  6. Medication – A medication modification may be beneficial when a drug is at the root of the issue. There are some hormonal injections, tablets, or creams that might be helpful for both men and women who have hormone shortages. Drugs like and may help men have better sex by boosting blood flow to the penis. There are female hormone alternatives, such as estrogen and testosterone (although these medications are not approved for this purpose). Bremelanotide is one of two medications the FDA has licensed to treat premenopausal women with low desire.
  7. The root cause of the issue affects how well a sexual dysfunction treatment will work.
How can sexual dysfunction be cured by online counseling?

Online psychotherapy and counseling services are referred to as online therapy. Enables you to communicate with a certified therapist or counselor using any computer, tablet, or smartphone that has an internet connection. Teletherapy and e-therapy are two other names that are frequently used synonymously with online therapy. TalktoAngel is one of the best online consultation platforms in India for the treatment of sexual dysfunction.

How Can I Consult Sexologists and Psychotherapists?

You can consult Dr. R K Suri best psychologist and sexologist, in consultation at Psychowellness Center in Dwarka, Delhi for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, no orgasm, etc.

Prof (Dr) R K Suri is a trained professional chartered clinical psychologist, having more than 38 years of experience in hypnotherapy, psychoanalysis, neuropsychological assessment, career counseling, and relationship management. Has been providing career counseling globally and has been providing counseling at IITs, IIMs, and SPAs, for admission to Universities in the US, UK, Australia, etc.

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