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Beh 225 Sexual Disorders Essay

1015 words - 5 pages

Farah Hatcher
Sexual Disorders
University of Phoenix

Sexual disorders can pertain to many different problems and habits including but not limited to erectile dysfunction and even pain during intercourse. A sexual disorder is hard to pin point because there is no real normal level of sexual desire, arousal, or a perfect number of orgasms for everyone to have. The sexual disorders can be broken down into many different diagnoses such as sexual dysfunction.

Sexual dysfunction is when problems interfere with the sexual cycle and prevents sexual activity. The types of sexual disorder can be identified into four different disorders. Desire disorders which are when there is a lack ...view middle of the document...

The essential feature of fetishism is recurrent intense sexual urges and sexually arousing fantasies involving specific objects. While any object may become a fetish, the distinguishing feature is its connection with sex or sexual gratification. A diagnosis of fetishism is made only if an individual has acted on these urges, is markedly distressed by them, or if the fetish object is required for gratification.]” (Fetishism, para. 1).
Diagnosing fetish can be done but the patients admitting to the events and the doctor observing the patients personality. Once the disorder is diagnosed the doctor may use treatment such as behavioral therapy but many people do not want the issue to be corrected. Paraphilias have many disorders that people do not seek professional help for such as voyeurism, exhibitionism, frotteurism, transvestic fetishism, sexual sadism, sexual masochism, and pedophilia.

Voyeurism is another sexual disorder when someone gets aroused when watching other people are naked or having intercourse. In order for someone to be labeled with this disorder and many others the issue has to be disturbing the lifestyle of the person. Treatment for voyeurism can be medication and a combination of behavioral treatment. The treatment and diagnoses is the same for the disorders called exhibitionism, frotteurism, and transvestic fetishism. Exhibitionism is when someone reveals their genital to a stranger. Frotteurism is getting aroused by slightly touching a stranger or rubbing against someone unconsenting. If a person starts’ wearing the cloths of the opposite sex to gain sexual arosal it is called transvestic fetishism. All of these paraphilias are sexual disorders that do not involve violence or aggression. Paraphilias involving aggression are sexual sadism, sexual masochism, and the most serious pedophilia.

Sexual sadism is when a person has to have aggression to have sexual pleasure. The person must have dreams and urges to harm, humiliate, and belittling another person in order to have arousal in order to be diagnosed. Once diagnosed the treat may include medication, social skill therapy, and behavioral therapy. When someone takes it...

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