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Category: Human sexuality

Mechanisms of psychological adaptation to sexual dysfunction

There are five types of defense mechanisms that are activated during the psychological processing of problems in sexual relations: 1. Energy type – the removal of energy from the “painful object”: a) decrease in sexual motives – oppression of a libido; b) the discharge of energy – response; c) the transfer of energy – for […]

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Psychogenic sexual dysfunctions (sexual neurosis)

Psychogenic sexual dysfunctions include functional psychogenic sexual disorders that have arisen with the direct participation of psychological mechanisms and manifest themselves in qualitative or quantitative disorders in the sexual functions of men and women not associated with organic pathology. Psychogenic sexual dysfunctions are distinguished by: 1) the leading role in their development of psychotraumatic influences […]

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Principles of classification sexual dysfunctions in ICD-10

According to ICD-10, sexual dysfunctions include various options for the inability of the subject to engage in sexual activity in accordance with his desire, including: lack of interest; lack of satisfaction; lack of physiological reactions necessary for full sexual contact (for example, erection); inability to control or experience an orgasm. Sexual dysfunctions can be permanent […]

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Imaginary sexual disorders

Inadequate beliefs and attitudes regarding sexuality lead not only to the development of sexual disharmony in the couple, but in some cases contribute to the emergence of imaginary sexual disorders, that is, conviction in the presence of sexual dysfunction in the absence of such. Men often, making excessively high demands on their own sexual sphere, […]

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Pathological Disharms

These are dysgamies, which are secondary in nature and are due to existing sexual disorders. For example, erectile dysfunction, premature or difficult ejaculation in men, frigidity, dyspareunia, vaginism in women often lead to the development of sexual disharmony in a couple. With good interpersonal relationships and a wide range of acceptability of the spouses, sexual […]

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Behavioral (technical) disharmony

Their essence lies in the absence of optimal forms of sexual intercourse for a couple, which would enable partners to receive mutual satisfaction from sexual contacts. In other words – the sexual behavior of spouses does not justify mutual expectations. There are at the very beginning of intimate life, when changing the sexual partner, but […]

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Socio-psychological disharmony

Socio-psychological factors largely determine the stability of marriage in general and the nature of intimate relationships. The development of sexual disharmony predisposes the discrepancy between the character traits of the spouses, their emotional immaturity, infantilism and dependence on the opinions of others, disappointment in the partner’s personal qualities and increasing negative emotions towards him (for […]

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Sexual disharmonies

Sexual disharmony (dysgamy) can be characterized as a violation of sexual interaction in a couple, which causes dissatisfaction of partners with existing intimate relationships. It arises as a result of insufficient psychological compatibility or physical attractiveness of the partners, as well as the lack of a mutually acceptable sexual-behavioral stereotype ensuring adequate satisfaction of their […]

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Sexology and Sexopathology

Sexology is an interdisciplinary science, uniting a number of branches of knowledge the main feature – the study of human sexuality in all its aspects: biological; psychological, social, moral and ethical, legal, pedagogical, ethnographic, anthropological, hygienic, religious and medical. Therefore, medical sexology (sexopathology) is an integral part of sexology as a science and at the […]

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Male sexuality

Male sexuality is also characterized by extensiveness and less emotional involvement in psychological intimacy. The desire to realize the impersonal, non-specific sexual partner sexual needs, pushes many men to casual relationships, which increase the likelihood of all sorts of “misfires”, and hence the accusations of male weakness. After all, if the partners do not bind […]

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