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32 Cards in this Set

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what are the 4 factors that determine someone's sexuality?
-sexual identity
-gender identity
-sexual orientation
-sexual behavior
sexual identity
-a person's biological characteristics
gender identity
-person's sense of maleness or femaleness
sexual orientation
-the object of a person's sexual impulses
sexual behavior
-physiological responses and behaviors relating to expression of sexual feelings
what are the 5 topics which should be covered in a brief sexual history?
-relationship satisfaction
-STD concerns
what are the 4 types of sexual disorders?
-sexual dysfunctions
-hypersexual disorders
-gender identity disorders
sexual dysfunction
-disturbance in the processes that characterize the sexual response cycle or pain associated with intercourse
-specialized sex fantasies, urges, and practices that are repetitive and distressing to the person
-they are concealed
-they exclude/harm others
-prevent bonding btw partners
hypersexual disorders
-recurrent, intense, sexually arousing fantasies, urges or behaviors persisting over 6 months
gender identity disorders
-strong persistent cross gender identification
-discomfort with your own sex
what sexual disorders are related to the desire phase?
-hypoactive sexual desire disorder
-sexual aversion disorder
what phase is sexual pain disorder related to?
-excitement phase
what phase is sexual arousal disorder related to?
-excitement phase
what phase is orgasmic disorder related to ?
-the orgasm phase
what are the 4 major psychological factors involved in sexual dysfunction?
-performance anxiety
-spectatoring (critically monitoring your own performance)
-inadequate communication with partner
hypoactive sexual desire disorder
-perisistent lack of desire for sexual activity
sexual aversion disorder
-persistent avoidance of genital sexual contact
-genital pain associated with intercourse
-involuntary spasm of vaginal muscles that hinders ability to have intercourse
sexual arousal disorder
-cant maintain or attain untill completion of sexual activity an adequate lubrication/swelling
early ejaculation disorder
-ejaculation before the person wants it
orgasmic disorder
-delay in or absence of orgasm following sexual excitement phase
explain the PLISSIT model for planning sexual interventions
-P = permission
-LI = limited info
-SS = specific suggestions
-IT = intensive therapy
what are the 3 overlying principles of sex therapy
-the marital unit is the "patient"
-both partners are in a distressing relationship
-active therapy is required
non paraphilic compulsive behavior
-sexual behaviors considered normal but are taken to a compulsive extreme
-sexual fantasies involving nonliving objects
sexual masochism
-sexual fantasies involving the real act of being humiliated, beaten, bound, or otherwise made to suffer
sexual sadism
-fantasies involving the real act of suffering of a victim as being arousing to the person
transvestic fetishism
-heterosexual men who fantasize about crossdressing
how are hypersexual disorders different from OCD?
-in OCD the compulsions are unwanted or unpleasant
how do we treat hypersexual disorders?
-behavioral therapies
-anti androgens