Dealing With Sexual Dysfunction After Brain Injury
Having trouble with your sex life? If so, you may have a condition called sexual dysfunction. This condition is defined as a sexual problem that causes marked personal distress or interpersonal difficulty and is not better explained by another medical or psychiatric disorder, substance use, or medication. If your sexual life is affected by this disorder, you should seek help immediately. Read on for some tips to deal with sexual problems. You might be surprised how quickly you can heal and get back on track in no time.
Fortunately, treatment for sexual dysfunction is now widely available, and more attention is being paid to it than ever before. For example, the government’s Office of Women’s Health coordinates a wide range of national health initiatives, including sexual issues, that promote women’s health. By increasing awareness of these problems and offering help and resources, the Office of Women’s Health can make a significant difference in a woman’s life.
A brain injury can lead to changes in sexual functioning. You can deal with these issues by talking openly about your sexual problems with your doctor. Just like any other medical condition, sexual problems can be treated. By learning more about these issues, you can resolve your sexuality issues. The following are some common signs and symptoms that may occur after a traumatic brain injury:
Almost half of respondents reported sexual dysfunction, the most common symptoms of which are lack of sexual desire, pain during intercourse, and vaginal dryness. Those with STI history or who have experienced unintended pregnancy were more likely to report symptoms of sexual dysfunction. Men, on the other hand, were less likely to report issues, although they too had the potential to affect their sexual lives. Many men reported experiencing pain during intercourse, while some reported experiencing difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection.
Despite the prevalence of sexual dysfunction, the treatment of sexual dysfunction is only a small part of overall therapy. A therapist must also consider the general relationship between a couple when addressing sexual issues. Conflict in a couple’s relationship may also be contributing to the sexual dysfunction, so the therapist must be aware of the couples’ communication patterns and stressors in order to prevent a situation where one partner is unable to be happy.
Male Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder are more likely to experience sexual dysfunction than those without. Male Veterans with PTSD are particularly at risk, with erectile dysfunction and decreased desire reported by 85 percent. Women Veterans are less likely to experience such problems, but vaginal pain and disinterest in sex are common. In addition to sexual dysfunction, many of these veterans suffer from PTSD, so it’s important to get help to overcome this condition.
If you are having problems enjoying sex, it’s possible you might be suffering from sexual issues. These problems prevent you from being able to give or receive pleasure from sex, and can affect the quality of your relationship. Sexual drive varies between people, and some people may simply have no interest in sex at all. Some people simply feel too tired or stressed for sex. Other people may find that their sex drive is reduced as they get older.
To avoid sexual dysfunction, be open and honest about your desires. Communicating with your partner can help you address sexual problems and improve your relationship. Sexual dysfunction can lead to unhealthy lifestyle choices, so make sure you’re open and honest about your desires and needs. It’s also important to check on any medication your partner might be taking. For instance, excessive use of the internet or telephone may be affecting your relationship. In addition, your partner may not be as open about sex as you thought.
Some people suffer from sexual dysfunction despite being open about their needs and desires. Often, the issue is due to the way sex is portrayed in the media. Immigrants, for example, are expected to live with their extended families and may not have privacy for themselves. In general, a lesbian relationship might be the same as a heterosexual relationship. These differences can lead to a lack of intimacy, and it’s vital that you seek help for sexual dysfunction before it gets worse.
A simple education on healthy sex is often all that’s needed. But in some cases, joint counseling may be needed to address underlying interpersonal issues, such as communication style. Alternatively, psychotherapy can help with inhibitions and anxieties associated with poor body image. The kind of sexual dysfunction a person suffers from will determine the prognosis. While many sexual issues can be reversed with a number of ED medications or surgery, many organic causes of sexual dysfunction may not respond to treatment and remain a chronic issue.
While some men suffer from sexual dysfunction, a large percentage of women report problems during intercourse. This is because men are more likely to report their sexual issues than women, and the difficulty in having an orgasm can be harder for men than for women. Fortunately, new research has helped identify a new way to view sexual dysfunction and treat it. These studies have led to new breakthroughs for women, and they are helping many couples get back to enjoying sex again.
While the majority of women are comfortable with sexual intercourse, nearly one-third of women experience this disorder in their lifetime. This can be the result of exhaustion, relationship problems, or hormonal shifts. It may also impact the timing of climax or a woman’s libido. In severe cases, women can even suffer from hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).