Psychosexual Disorders

Psychosexual Disorders

Common Concerns Regarding Psychosexual Disorders

Our society has many taboos around talking about sex, and both men and women might feel the weight of cultural pressure and expectations, as well as the uncomfortable feelings of shame and humiliation, when it comes to sex. Sexual issues might be difficult to handle in this atmosphere. However, psychosexual disorders are fairly prevalent and are frequently highly curable.

When it appears that someone may have a psychosexual problem, such as an inability to become aroused or achieve orgasm, the first step is to rule out any underlying medical cause. If there is no visible medical explanation, the core problem is most often psychological in nature.


Psychosexual difficulties are important not just because the individual finds it more difficult to have a satisfactory sex life, but also because of the possible ramifications in terms of satisfaction in the context of personal relationships and self-esteem. Untreated, psychosexual issues can contribute to sadness, anxiety, and other issues, all of which can have a major "ripple effect," affecting every aspect of their life.

Some people develop psychosexual difficulties as a result of a traumatic sexual event, such as rape or abuse. Others are a side effect of another psychiatric illness.

Psychosexual Disorder Treatment

Viagra, for instance, may assist with an issue like difficulty to get erection, but the only long-term approach to cure psychosexual difficulties is psychotherapy, which may help the sufferer understand the source of their problem and build new ways to think about and tackle it. Often, treatment focuses on underlying issues such as stress, low self-esteem, or trauma rather than difficulties of a sexual nature. It can also help by identifying triggers for psychosexual difficulties and determining how to prevent or cope with them more effectively.

The following are some of the most common psychosexual disorders we treat:

  • Premature Ejaculation

  • Erectile Dysfunction

  • Vaginismus


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