Pronounced: sigh-co-sex-u-al dis-funk-shonEn Español (Spanish Version)
Psychosexual dysfunction is the inability to become sexually aroused or achieve sexual satisfaction in the appropriate situations because of mental or emotional reasons.
Although psychosexual dysfunction is not life threatening, it can have a major effect on your relationships and self-esteem.
Psychosexual dysfunction is a sexual dysfunction that is due to psychological causes rather than physical problems, medical illnesses, or the side effects of medication.
Some of the psychological conditions include:
- Feelings of nervousness, fear, or worry— anxiety
- Traumatic sexual experience, such as abuse or rape
- Guilty feelings
- Negative body image
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Last reviewedMay 2014by Michael Woods, MD
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