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How Sexual Dysfunction Can Be Related to Emotions?

Dr. Samra Amin

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Sexual dysfunction is not finding pleasure and satisfaction in sex—that can be extremely ungratifying and can compromise on the emotional well-being of the people involved. Despite being a physical act, sex has an emotional aspect as well that cannot be ignored. Visit a sexologist if you have sexual issues.

Without being in the right state of mind, performing sex and enjoying it become highly unlikely. Thus, stresses like looming deadlines put such a damper on sex life. However, the relationship between emotions and sex is a two way one.

Physical Factors:

Pleasure is greatly affected by physical factors. These factors can lead to sexual dysfunction manifested in several ways, including performance anxiety, inability to perform altogether or to be not aroused at all. The result of it is stressing over the lack of pleasure, getting anxious about it, and developing low self-esteem.

Such factors aggravate the situation even more. This forms a vicious cycle which is started by the physical health of the people. For example, heart diseases, hormonal imbalance, chronic diseases like kidney failure and diabetes etc. can cause sexual dysfunction. Drugs and alcohol abuse too can contribute towards sexual dysfunction.

Psychological Factors:

Sex is also affected by the psychological factors as well: these include suffering from low self-esteem, body image issues, stress, past traumas etc. Moreover, many mental diseases like depression can lead to sexual dysfunction due to erectile dysfunction, inability to have orgasm etc.  Furthermore, the treatment of many mental diseases can lead to sexual dysfunction.

These factors altogether remove satisfaction from sex, either in the form of performance issues or lack of pleasure.

Lack of Foreplay:

Wham bam thank you, ma’am, is an approach that doesn’t always work. Most women like to build sexual tension and increase foreplay. For them, the act of intercourse is not the strict textbook definition of sex but includes gestures of intimacy like kissing, touching etc.

However, when men become occupied with orgasming, then the women get ignored in the process. Unlike women, for men, their orgasm is the epitome of sexual satisfaction. Women like to indulge in a little foreplay to enjoy sex. When no foreplay is received, then the act of sex loses satisfaction for women, thus perpetuating dysfunction.

Lack of interest:

Sex should be pleasurable for both parties. The partners should be considerate of each other’s sexual needs. If this cycle of dissatisfaction for the person continues, it can over time cause one of the partners to become disinterested in sex.

Having a healthy sex life is extremely important. All the emotional factors standing in the way of achieving sexual satisfaction should be remedied. You can consult experts to cure sexual dysfunction and have a wholesome, satisfied life.

Book an appointment with a top sexologist in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad through oladoc.com, or call our helpline at 042-3890-0939 for assistance to find the RIGHT Doctor for your concerns.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Samra Amin - Author Dr. Samra Amin is a PMDC Verified Andrologist/Sexologist based in Lahore. She holds MBBS, MCPS (Family Medicine) degrees and has 15 years of experience. You can seek an appointment with her through oladoc.
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