Sexual psychology focuses on studying sexuality, which is part of people’s nature. Because something that in principle is natural and spontaneous can become a problem when the circumstances of the person impede the correct development of sex. When stress, lack of sleep or worries at work can lead to a deteriorated response in intimacy, the help of psychology comes to play a fundamental role in redirecting the situation.
In this way, sexual dysfunction can appear, both feminine and masculine, affecting any person regardless of their sexual orientation and age. Ergo, this branch of psychology is not for certain people but can be for any one of us, at any time in life.
Analysis Factors in Sexual Psychology
There are some factors that decisively influence sexuality and predispose people to respond in one way or another. Education received during childhood on sexual issues, traumatic experiences during childhood and youth, or fear of an unwanted pregnancy are factors that predispose people to manifest some form of sexual disorder. Unfortunately, sexual psychology is not often present in early childhood education.
There are also factors that trigger dysfunction and contribute to it appearing at a certain point in life. Relationships, dysfunction of the partner, fear of an organic problem, a complicated postoperative, postpartum or certain medications for depression and anxiety. All these factors and some more can act as triggers of sexual problems and are the subject of analysis in sexual psychology.
Female Sexual Dysfunctions
These are some of the most frequent female sexual disorders discussed in psychology consultations.
Male sexual dysfunctions
It is very common for men to tend to keep their sexual problems to themselves, for fear of not satisfying or of seeing their masculinity called into question. However, we will explain some of the most common sexual disorders in men.
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Premature Ejaculation
- Hypoactive Sexual Desire