Sexual Disorders

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People have different opinions and ideas about normal or abnormal sexual behaviors. Sex is common all over the world, and all people are interested in it. The most common disorders are homosexuality, sexual dysfunctions, and sexual deviation. The only reason why these disorders are unique is due to the norm established by society, but they are not necessarily abnormal (Dombeck, 2002). Sexual orientation describes patterns of sexual and romantic attraction towards someone else. Normally one pole attracts the other, but in this case, it does not work like that. There is little information on why a person’s sexual orientation might be deviated from what is normal. Research shows that this problem may be due to the role of genes, the environment, hormones, the way a family raised the kids, or because of the brain itself. According to Sigmund Freud, all human beings are bisexual, but they become heterosexual or homosexual because of the experiences they live with their parents and other people. Psychologists and psychiatrists have a negative attitude towards homosexuality. However, there are no norms, or empirical evidence supporting the idea that attraction towards the same sex is a form of mental illness or a psychopathology. Homosexuality is a matter of choice rather than an abnormality due to brain dysfunction (APA, 1975; 1987). Sexual malfunction refers to a difficulty experienced by a couple or individual during any stage of a normal sexual activity, including desire, arousal or orgasm. Sexual dysfunction affects both men and women at any given age. This can be caused by emotional or physical problems. It may be because of lack of trust between lovers, psychological problems, depression, among other things. In men, the most com... ... middle of paper ... ...ires extensive therapy, and with enough motivation and support, a person can be cured. People suffering from these disorders should not be by themselves as they will improve if they feel they have their loved ones love and support. Works Cited Dombeck, Mark, PhD. "Introduction to Sexual Disorders." Mentalhelp. N.p., 1 Apr. 2002. Web. 5 Dec. 2013. "Sexual Dysfunction Causes." Sexual Dysfunction Causes. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2013. Herek, Gregory M. "Homosexuality and Mental Health." Homosexuality and Mental Health. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2013. "Contents of The American Journal of Psychiatry." Psychological Medicine 17.04 (1987): 1035. Print. "Paraphilias and Mental Health." WebMD. WebMD, 18 Jan. 0000. Web. 16 Nov. 2013. "Treatment for Sexual Problems." Kazdin, Alan E. Encyclopedia of Psychology. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2000. Print.
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