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Sexual Dysfunction

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Sexual Dysfunctions generally are classified into four categories:​

  • Desire disorders – lack of sexual desire or interest in sex
  • Arousal disorders – inability to become physically aroused during sexual activity
  • Orgasm disorders – delay or absence of orgasm (climax)
  • Pain disorders – pain during intercourse (this condition mostly affects women)
Sexual problems experienced by men:
Premature Ejaculation/Rapid Ejaculation

Persistent attempts to delay ejaculation have failed, this is now causing you distress. Otherwise described as ‘cumming to soon’

Delayed/Absent Ejaculation

Unable to ejaculate during sex or masturbation, may be able to ejaculate during masturbation but unable to do so with partner (also referred to as retarded ejaculation)

Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)

Inability to maintain or achieve an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. Otherwise described as ‘can’t get it up’

Impaired Sexual Interest

No interest in sex

Sexual problems experienced by women:
Impaired Sexual Interest

No interest in sex

Impaired Arousal

Lack of sexual sensation or unable to become aroused (turned on) following sexual stimulation

Orgasmic Dysfunction

Absent or infrequent orgasm


Unable to have penetrative sex, unable to insert penis inside vagina, unable to use tampons, unable to tolerate smear test etc


Painful sex


If you feel like you are experiencing any of these difficulties  or you are finding it difficult to explain your problem call.