Sexual dysfunctions as the name suggests is the inability to
initiate, perform or satisfactorily complete the sexual act.
Common types of dysfunction recognized, in women, are
- Diminished sexual excitement - sexual arousal can only be achieved with great
- Anorgasmia, in which a woman has a
recurrent and persistent inability to achieve orgasm despite normal sexual stimulation
- Vaginismus - woman's vaginal muscles
contract strongly during intercourse, making coitus difficult or impossible;
- Dyspareunia - a woman
experiences significant pain during attempts at intercourse
Common types of dysfunction recognized, in men, are
- Erectile impotence, in which a man cannot sustain an erection.
- Ejaculatory impotence - a man cannot achieve orgasm in the woman's vagina. He may sustain an
erection and may even ejaculate by other methods.
- Premature ejaculation a man may ejaculate before or immediately after entering