Sexual Disorders

Sexual disorders are conditions that affect your ability to engage or involve yourself in sexual activity and intercourse. It could be caused because of mental or physical factors or a combination of the two.
Even though sex is an uncomfortable topic in most Indian households, it is an important topic that needs to be discussed a lot like mental health.
Sexual disorders are among one of the top reasons for marital problems & could be a trigger for anxiety & depression.

Sex is a basic need for all human beings and when the ability to be able to practice and enjoy healthy sex is disturbed then it starts to show adverse effects on their physical & mental health alike. On the other hand managing these disorders become easier with time and may even be cured. So it is important for us to put aside the shame associated with the topic of sex in order to be able to live better & healthy lives.

There are 4 basic categories of sexual disorders:

  • Desire Disorder: Lack or complete disinterest in sex.
  • Arousal Disorder: inability or incapability of feeling excited or aroused by sexual stimulation.
  • Orgasm Disorder: The delay or absence of an orgasm or climax.
  • Pain Disorder: pain caused due to or during intercourse.

Sexual disorders can often be caused due to several factors some of them being:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety about or around sex
  • Hormone levels
  • Excessive substance abuse
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual trauma or abuse
  • Side effects of certain medications or treatments.
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