Sexual Dysfunction in Women: Introduction
The most crucial moment in sexual dysfunction diagnosis in women is initial assessment of her sexual constitution (temperament) and adaptation level in marriage (partner couple). Unlike men whose sexual dysfunction in most cases means reduction in primary level of sexual functioning, whether it is decrease in libido, inadequate erection, ejaculation acceleration, or reduction in attempts at sexual intercourse, sexual disorders in women are largely shaped by type of delay in sexual development from one of preceding stages.
Studying dynamics of this process in marriage allows us to identify several typical stages in partnership relations development. The inhibition of female sexual adaptation at stage of primary adaptation (premarital sexual life) forms inactive type of sexual disorders, delay at stage of progressive adaptation (the first years of marriage) is hypo-adaptive type in which female sexuality realization is achieved with difficulty and requires considerable efforts of spouses. The disintegration of sex stereotype that has developed in marriage is denoted as disadaptive type. At the same time, situation of family-sex disharmony is typical.
To classify syndromes that occur in female sexology, is the most convenient for primary lesion of one or another component of copulatory interval. The implementation of women’s recreational functions depends on activity of sexual partner, compatibility of intimate relationships with this couple – sexual disorders treatment almost always requires matrimonial factor account. Continue reading Sexual Dysfunction in Women