Sex Therapy

Orgasm Disorders in Women: Treatment in Therapy

Orgasm Disorders in Women: Treatment in Therapy

How Are Female Orgasm Problems Assessed In a Clinical Setting?

In order to determine if sexual dysfunction is truly an inability to orgasm, issues with sexual arousal should be explored first. If a woman cannot become sexually aroused, she is not likely to orgasm. In that case, the issue is likely around sexual arousal and not a problem with orgasm.

To assess female sexual arousal, details about sexual repertoire during partnered sex, adequate stimulation being received, and information about the partner’s sexual functioning should be assessed. Some women are not sure if they have had an orgasm.

Erectile Dysfunction: The Importance of Sex Therapy In Treatment

The specific psychosocial therapy needed for erectile dysfunction (ED) is dependent on understanding all medical and non-medical contributions.

A thorough psychosexual evaluation is needed to determine the underlying psychological, relational, environmental and medical contributions. It is important to understanding:

  • How the symptoms evolved over time.

  • How the factors that predisposed the individual precipitated and maintain the symptoms.

There are a number of factors that can contribute to erectile dysfunction from an individual psychological perspective.

Erectile Dysfunction: What it Is and How to Start with Treatment

Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs in 10% of men under 35 years old and 50% or more of men over 60 years old. There are many medical and psychological risk factors for ED and a complex and interactive set of variables can lead to ED.

ED is diagnosed based on self-report and is further classified as having organic causes (vascular, hormonal or neurogenic) or psychological. ED due to psychological reasons is usually made as a diagnosis of exclusion when no organic factors are present.