Sexual disfunction affects men as well as women and can have organic, physical, or psychological origins; in the majority of cases, the causes are a mixture. For treatment of these conditions, it is recommended that patients are seen by an interdisciplinary team.
Types of female sexual disfunction:
- Desire disfunction: decrease or absence of sexual desire, sexual fantasy, or sexual thoughts
- Aversion: anxiety or repulsion about the act of sex
- Arousal disfunction: decrease or absence of psychological or physiological responses that prepare the body for intercourse
- Persistent arousal: undesired genital response in the absence of desire
- Orgasm disfunction: decrease or absence of orgasms; decrease in intensity of orgasms; difficulty in reaching orgasm
- Dyspareunia: pain or persistent discomfort during penetration of the vagina
- Vaginismus: persistent or permanent difficulty in permitting the introduction of the penis or any other object into the vagina, in spite of having the desire to do so
In men, perineal rehabilitation increases blood flow, improving erections, and is a treatment for erectile disfunction. Patients who have a prostatectomy have excellent results with this treatment. Control of these muscles help men in the treatment of premature ejaculation.