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Sexual Dysfunction

Two pair of feet on bedSexual 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 known as retarded ejaculation)

Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)
The 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.
Pain during sexual intercourse