Sexual Development Disorders

The category of sexual maturity disorders, deals with the mental and emotional attitudes towards sexual maturity, and if a person can feel comfortable with sexual activity outside of commitment, or a lasting relationship. If it remains undiagnosed and untreated, it can lead to someone not being able to engage in sexual contact within their own age bracket, and in severe cases can lead to child sexual abuse, because he is unable to satisfy his sexual needs with someone of his own age.

Sexual Maturity Disorders:

The category of sexual maturity disorders, deals with the mental and emotional attitudes towards sexual maturity, and if a person can feel comfortable with sexual activity outside of commitment, or a lasting relationship. If it remains undiagnosed and untreated, it can lead to someone not being able to engage in sexual contact within their own age bracket, and in severe cases can lead to child sexual abuse, because he is unable to satisfy his sexual needs with someone of his own age.

Sexual Orientation Disorders:

Sexual preference towards males or females is a basic human instinct. It does not matter if it is towards heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual. It is not really a disorder, but rather a variation of a human beings sexuality. Disorders may arise if there is a conflict in a person being unsure of their sexual orientation, and how they fit into society. Because we live in an overwhelmingly heterosexual population, a person may be fearful of their true sexual orientation, and may even be in denial. This denial and even suppression can often cause an individual to want to change this condition.

 

Sexual Identity Disorders:

A sexual identity disorder can be described as, being unsure of your masculinity or femininity. Am I a “real man” or “real woman”. It is all about self-esteem and whether or not you feel sexually attractive. This is especially the case for men in particular who have self-esteem and self-doubt issues, and they may not be able to have many sexual partners because of these doubts. Fear of failure and whether they are sexually “potent” can often lead to anxiety. This can often lead to a desire to change their appearance, e.g. penis extensions. These feelings of insecurity may be one of the reasons a person will remain without any partners for significantly long periods of time.

 

Sexual Partnership Disorder:

If a person cannot enter into, or even maintain a sexual partnership over an extended period of time, a diagnosis of sexual partnership disorder may be given. This disorder can adversely affect a person’s health and well being. Behavioural and psychological problems often lie behind this disorder. This disorder is predominately a male problem. A man can be so focused on his sexual gratification and pleasure, that he neglects his partner and does not connect in an emotional way. This can lead to sexual withdrawal from their partner. Sometimes the partner does not feel desired or wanted. If a man uses erectile dysfunction medication, he is mainly focused on his erection, and often neglects his partners desire to feel wanted and loved. If for example, a woman wants to reproduce and the man does not share this desire, the disorder can manifest itself as abstinence from sexual desire or contact and even sexual dysfunction.

 

Gender Identity Disorders:

Individuals who have been diagnosed with this disorder are insecure about where they fit in, and to which gender they belong. They often have a feeling of being trapped inside the wrong body e.g. a man may feel he is actually female but is living in a male body. People with a genuine disorder of gender identity need specialized psychotherapy to help them deal with this problem. Tran-sexuality is the strongest form of this disorder and it is non-reversible. These people have often held the belief that they belong to the opposite gender, and this has been a lifelong conviction. Hormone medication and sex reassignment surgery is often the course of action, along with psychotherapy. The more common forms of gender identity disorders are best treated with psychotherapy to help them achieve a suitable identity.

 

Sexual Preference Disorders:

People who have these disorders have sexual urges of a deviating nature. As long as they do not harm others or themselves, or act on their urges, they are not considered in need of treatment. Every human has sexual preferences e.g. male and or female, age of their sexual partners, and the type of sexual activity they prefer, with or without a partner. Sexual preferences and inclinations are considered finalised in a person’s youth and remain throughout their lifetime.


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