Sexual Disorders and Dysfunctions

sexual-disorderCommon Characteristics

The primary characteristic in this category is the impairment in normal sexual functioning. This can refer to an inability to perform or reach an orgasm, painful sexual intercourse, a strong repulsion of sexual activity, or an exaggerated sexual response cycle or sexual interest. A medical cause must be ruled out prior to making any sexual dysfunction diagnosis and the symptoms must be hindering the person’s everyday functioning.

Gender Identity Disorder has also been placed in this category, although no outward dysfunction needs to be present for this disorder. Basically, it includes strong feelings of being the wrong gender, or feelings that your outward body is inconsistent with your internal sense of being either male or female.

Disorders in this Category


Female Orgasmic Disorder

Female Sexual Arousal Disorder

Gender Identity Disorder

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Male Erectile Disorder

Male Orgasmic Disorder

Premature Ejaculation

Sexual Aversion Disorder