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:

    • depression
    • anxiety
    • stress
    • marital discord
    • childhood experiences like sexual abuse
    • homosexuality
    • 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.