Sexual dysfunctions include a diverse set of disorders. Typically, those individuals experiencing sexual dysfunction present with clinically significant disturbances in his/her ability to respond sexually or to find pleasure in sexual experiences. Disorders are typically classified into four categories: (1) desire disorders, (2) arousal disorders, (3) orgasm disorders, and (4) pain disorders.
As defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association 2013), sexual dysfunction disorders include:
Female orgasmic disorder
Female sexual interest/arousal disorder
Genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder
Male hypoactive sexual desire disorder
Premature (early) ejaculation
Substance/medication-induced sexual dysfunction
Other specified sexual dysfunction
Unspecified sexual dysfunction
Sexual disorders occur among...
References and Readings
- McCabe, M. P., Sharlip, I. D., Lewis, R., Atalla, E., Balon, R., Fisher, A. D., Laumann, E., Lee, S. W., & Segraves, R. T. (2016). Risk factors for sexual dysfunction among women and men: A consensus statement from the fourth international consultation on sexual medicine 2015. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 13(2), 153–167.CrossRefGoogle Scholar