A sexual problem or sexual dysfunction refers to a disruption at some point in a sexual relationship that prevents a person or couple from experiencing sexual satisfaction. The sexual response cycle has four phases: arousal, plateau, orgasm, and decline.
Although this problem is common – in 43% of women and 31% of men, the topic is more likely to be avoided and not discussed. Fortunately, most cases of sexual dysfunction are treatable, so it’s important to share your concerns with your partner and doctor.
What is the cause of sexual disorders?
Sexual dysfunction may be the result of a physical or mental problem.
Many physical conditions can interfere with sexual function. These are diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, hormonal imbalance, chronic disease, alcoholism, or drug addiction. The problem may also be related to the side effects of certain medications, such as antidepressants.
Psychological causes may be related to stress and anxiety, performance anxiety during intercourse, relationship or financial problems, depression, guilt, and past sexual trauma.
Similar problems affect both men and women. They can occur in adults – young and old. Among those who suffer most often are older people, and the problem with them may be due to investment in health due to advanced age.