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How common are sexual dysfunctions?
Dear Sex Doc,
How common are sexual dysfunctions? Whatís the most common sexual dysfunction for women? For men?
Seeking Dysfunction Data
Dear Seeking Dysfunction Data,
Sexual problems, generally called sexual dysfunctions or sexual disorders include such things as anorgasmia (the inability for a woman to achieve orgasm), erectile dysfunction (a manís lack of ability to maintain an erection), and dysparunea (painful intercourse). Most sex researchers indicate that about 50% of all long-term couples will encounter a sexual dysfunction at some point.
It is usually assumed that these dysfunctions occur later in life. But, a 1999 study by Laumann, Paik, & Rosen, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 43% of women and 31% of men aged 18 to 59 personally experienced a sexual disorder in the past year.
The most common sexual dysfunctions and their prevalence for women in the 1999 study were: lack of desire (30%), inability to achieve orgasm (25%), trouble lubricating (22%), sex not pleasurable (20%), pain during sex (18%), and anxiety about performance (11%).
The most common sexual dysfunctions and their prevalence for men in the 1999 study were: premature ejaculation (30%), performance anxiety (17%), lowered desire (14%), erectile disorder (11%), delayed ejaculation (8%), and sexual aversion (8%).
If a sexual problem persists one should consult a doctor. If there are no immediate medical issues the doctor will most likely refer the client to a therapist who specializes in sexual concerns for treatment.
Best regards,Dr. Brian Parker
This article was published on Friday 22 December, 2006.
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