Until recent years therapeutic approaches to female sexual dysfunction (FSD) have relied mainly on cognitive behavioural sex therapy, couple counselling and psychotherapy. The success of the phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men prompted the notion that there may be a similar role for these drugs in thetreatment of female sexual dysfunction.
Triggers of sexual dysfunction in women can be biological, psychological and interpersonal. To be optimally effective, drug therapy should ideally be combined with education and appropriate counselling. During the arousal phase in women blood flow into the genitals increases under the influence of vasoactive chemicals and their second messengers including cyclic guanosine monophosphate.
In women this leads to vasocongestion and engorgement of the clitoris and vagina, the production of a lubricating transudate from the vaginal epithelium and relaxation of vaginal smooth muscle. It was hypothesized that PDE5 inhibitors may have a role in treating FSD and studies assessed a range of parameters such as desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasms and pain in response to treatment. It is not surprising that trial results did not live up to expectations. While PDE5 inhibitor-increased blood flow creates improved erections for men, it does not contribute to male sexual desire, orgasm or pleasure.
In women these peripherally-acting drugs might be expected to increase lubrication and swelling but not to effect the subjective experience of arousal, or of pleasure nor levels of sexual desire which all are central nervous system processes. While the power and quality of some trials in this area were less than adequate, the consensus of opinion at this stage is that there is not enough evidence to recommend PDE5 inhibitors as a standard treatment option in FSD.
In a 2005 UCLA study, 85% of women said they were "very satisfied" with their romantic partner's size, but 45% of men responded they would prefer their penis size increased and 84% of respondents rated their penis size as average to above average. Penis size is of great concern to many people: some consider having a large penis a mark of masculinity; others are concerned that their penis is too small to satisfy their sexual partner(s).
This report examines the results of The 6th National Survey of Youth Sexual Behavior. This survey has been conducted at intervals of six years since 1974 in Japan. Goals of presentation: Analyzing the data on contemporary Japanese youth’s sexual behavior and consciousness from the perspective of gender.
There are three basic ingredients of an individual's sexual health: the development of their identity, their capacity for intimacy, and an enviornment which promotes sexual health. Barriers to identity and intimacy can come from family intimacy dysfunction and unhealthy cultural environments. Self identity and self esteem are essential ingredients for the capacity of intimacy. The self is formed in the context of interpersonal relationships and the cultural milieu. The failure to develop a postive identity and capacity to intimacy leads to identity and intimacy dysfunction. Lack of self esteem,sexual identity confusion and dysphoria, sexual dysfunctions and disorders, interpersonal violence are often symptoms of identity and intimacy function.
Victims of sexual abuse have been in therapists´ focus for several decades. Over the years couples have made countless adjustments to get around feelings of shame and pain caused by sexual trauma. Sexually traumatized persons often experience no ownership to their sexuality. Without adequate treatment, many have difficulties in establishing their sexuality on their own premises, even long time after the traumatic experience has taken place.
Who was the writer of Kamasutra? Which place did he come from? And when did he write Kamasutra? The date is not precise. It has been proven through epigraphic, literary, historical, numismatics and archaeological evidences, that Vatsyayana, the author of Kamasutra belonged to a place called “Nagarak” from South Gujarat and wrote Kamasutra between 351 and 375 A.D.
Sexual arousal is the experience of becoming sexually excited or turned on. Sexual arousal is a three-step process of: 1) tuning out all non-erotic experience 2) focusing on sexually pleasurable stimulation either generated or received by the brain 3) triggering of subjective arousal (feelings of erotic pleasure) and objective (physical) changes
Studies of body image concerns in men have largely neglected the influence that these concerns may have on the day-to-day social, professional and emotional lives of this group. Using quantitative data collection methods, the present study sought to measure the day-to-day body image concerns in a general population sample of men located in Sydney, Australia and how these may be affected by men’s legal and illegal drug use, exercise patterns, and sexual orientation. Two hundred and thirty one males comprised the final sample that participated in the study.
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent