The Five Domains Of Sexual Desire

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Dexter Morgan works for Miami Police Department as a blood spatter analyst. He has a great interest in blood and finds solving criminal cases fascinating, especially those that involve murder. However, he has the urge of wanting to feel emotions rather than feeling separated from human kind. He considers himself a monster for not being able to connect to human’s feelings and for only caring for his needs. Dexter has a girlfriend named Rita. Rita has two children whose names are Aston and Cody. Dexter claims to be part of his girlfriend’s family because he is following the moral code his father taught him, which is to fit in. Dexter wants to feel a sexual connection to his girlfriend Rita and wishes one day he can stop his addiction. Currently,…show more content…
White decided to ask Dexter questions that were related to the five domains of sexual desire. This would help the therapist understand the factors of his low sexual desire. She wanted to touch the points on his frequency of sex, sexual desire, sexual interest, and presence of other sexual dysfunctions of difficulties. Thus, she asked Dexter, “Roughly how often do you have sex in a week, month, or year? What is your theory for your low desire?” (Hertlein, Weeks, & Gambescia, 2016, p. 51). Dexter quickly looked at her and said. “Rita and I have sex maybe once every two months, which is approximately six times a year. However, I think my low desire may be connected to an experience I just had at work. I will share something with you that I haven’t shared with anyone. Truth is, I just recently began getting flash backs of who I am.” Therefore the therapist proceeded with another question, “What were those flashbacks? And do you feel the lack of sexual desire for your partner or is it for everyone?” Dexter calmly replied, “It is a long story but I will tell you because I need your opinion! There was a crime scene I was recently called to solve. The crime scene happened inside a hotel room. In the room, there was blood scattered all around the walls, floors, and furniture. I am pretty sure the blood belonged to at least five people. Then, Mrs. White asked, “What did you feel seeing this scene?” Dexter said, “When I saw this crime scene, I had a panic attack…show more content…
The negative conditions Dexter has regarding to sex may be connected to comorbid psychopathology and trauma. Dexter has not been able to desire sex at all; therefore, his lack of sexual desire is a lifelong disorder. In the therapy session, Dexter said he loves spending time alone and he feels uncomfortable socializing. He also mentioned, he has an addiction he cannot stop. He claimed he saw his biological mother died at the age of four in such a violent way, which could be a reason why Dexter has trouble connecting with anyone sexually or emotionally. Also, he discussed that the moral code his father taught him was meant for him to survive within a normal society. As a result, Mrs. White decided to use some strategies and techniques to help Dexter overcome his low sexual desire. She will inquire about Dexter’s level of commitment with Rita and treatment. The feeling of pessimisms and not being able to believe he is capable of loving will need to be addressed. Also, Mrs. White will normalize their situation, educate Dexter and Rita of the male hypoactive sexual desire disorder, promote communication, and help reduce response anxiety. These elements may help Dexter have sexual desire and fantasies with his
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