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Common Sexual Disorders:

Sexual health is an essential aspect of overall well-being, but various sexual disorders can affect individuals and their relationships. Here we shed light on some common sexual disorders, their causes, and potential treatments.

It is important to remember that seeking professional help is crucial for addressing these conditions and improving sexual health.

What are Common Sexual Disorders? - Indore Psychiatric Centre

List of Common Sexual Disorders

  • Erectile Dysfunction:

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a prevalent sexual disorder in which a man experiences difficulty in achieving or maintaining an erection. It can be caused by physical factors like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or hormonal imbalances, as well as psychological factors such as stress, anxiety, or depression.

Treatment options include medications, counselling, lifestyle changes, or a combination of these. Consulting a healthcare professional is vital to determine the underlying cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

  • Premature Ejaculation:

Premature ejaculation (PE) is characterized by the inability to control ejaculation, leading to orgasm occurring too quickly. It can result from psychological factors like anxiety, relationship issues, or performance pressure, as well as biological factors such as abnormal hormone levels or hypersensitivity of the penis.

Behavioural techniques, counselling, medications, or a combination of these approaches can help manage PE. Open communication with a healthcare provider can assist in identifying the root cause and finding effective treatment strategies.

  • Female Sexual Dysfunction:

Female sexual dysfunction encompasses a range of conditions affecting a woman’s ability to experience sexual satisfaction. It includes disorders such as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (low sexual desire), arousal disorder (difficulty becoming sexually aroused), and orgasmic disorder (difficulty reaching orgasm).

Causes may include physical factors, hormonal imbalances, psychological issues, or relationship problems. Treatment options vary and may involve counselling, medication, hormone therapy, or a combination thereof.

Seeking guidance from a healthcare professional specializing in sexual health can lead to an improved understanding and management of female sexual dysfunction.


Sexual disorders can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life and relationships. It is essential to recognize and address these conditions through open communication and seeking professional help.

With appropriate diagnosis and treatment, individuals experiencing sexual disorders can regain sexual health and well-being, ultimately enhancing their overall quality of life.

Remember, there is no shame in seeking assistance; healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing support and guidance in managing sexual disorders.


Dr. Rahul Mathur
Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

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