CAUSES OF SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION
Sexual dysfunction can be related to psychological factors or pathological factors.
- Psychological factors:
Any kind of emotional disturbance can lead to lack of sexual interest, and poor sexual performance. These may include:
- marital discord
- childhood experiences like sexual abuse
- sexual excesses
- fear of pregnancy
- prolonged abstinence
- Pathological factors:
Medical conditions like heart problems, neurological disorders or any debilitating illness can also impair sexual interest and performance.
- Use of alcohol and substance abuse drug.
- Prescribed drugs like alpha methyl dopa, tricyclic anti-depressant can also impair sexual function.