Female Sexual Arousal Disorder and Male Erectile Disorder

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Female sexual arousal disorder and male erectile disorder consist of the two disorders of excitement. Female arousal disorder involves the inability to attain or maintain lubrication or genital swelling during sexual activity. Male erectile disorder involves the inability to attain or maintain an erection during sexual activity. Female arousal disorder is often paired with orgasmic disorder. Biological causes of male erectile dysfunction include hormonal imbalances, vascular problems, “damage to the nervous system as a result of diabetes, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, kidney failure, or treatment by dialysis” (Comer, 2013, p. 393). Female arousal and orgasmic disorder can be linked to diabetes, neurological disorders, and some medications can effect this disorder. These causes need to be addressed by physicians. Depression is one of the psychological causes of erectile disorder and female orgasmic/arousal disorders. Erectile disorder can also be caused by performance anxiety or taking on the spectator role. Female orgasmic and arousal disorders may also be caus...

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