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They may have felt alienated by dominant messages about sexuality and increasingly people went to sex-therapists complaining of low sexual desire. Things like performance fears, being distressed and upset, and low libido can make people even more anxious and can lead to the avoidance of sex. It is possible for a person to develop this disorder after they have experienced a healthy sexual relationship with a partner. It has been claimed that it is not clinically useful because if it is not causing any problems, the person will not seek out a clinician.

Low testosterone levels may contribute to an aversion to being intimate. In general, the aversion toward sex is a defense mechanism. Many couples first need marriage counseling to improve their nonsexual relationship before addressing the sexual component directly. Private counseling or drug therapy can treat male problems such as impotence or delayed ejaculation.

Antidepressant medications or tranquilizers may be prescribed to control the anxiety symptoms while the patient addresses the underlying issues around physical intimacy. To get appropriate treatment for Sexual Aversion Disorder, an individual must commit to working with a professional with experience treating sexual disorders. In some cases, the sexual anorexic may enjoy physical intimacy once it has been initiated, but may not be able to instigate sex. In some cases, Sexual Aversion Disorder is linked to lack of communication between partners.

However, not everyone who has been abused will avoid sex, just as not every person who shuns physical intimacy has been abused. Small doses of estrogen delivered via a vaginal cream or a skin patch can increase blood flow to the vagina. Another option is going to a treatment center specializing in the treatment of sexual disorders to get help and support to move toward having a satisfying sexual relationship with a partner. Sexual Aversion Disorder, Information about prevention, communication issues. When thinking of intimacy or engaging in sex, the person with sexual avoidance feels emotional distress and physical symptoms, such as nausea and tensed muscles, or they may have panic attacks.

In some cultures, low sexual desire may be considered normal and high sexual desire is problematic. People who have Sexual Aversion Disorder can also experience symptoms of a panic disorder. The individual with this type of sexual disorder may not seek treatment specifically for his or her lack of interest in genital contact with another person. As with any condition, there are people who fall on either end of the spectrum.

Some people diagnosed with Sexual Aversion Disorder do report feeling sexual desire, but they are not interested in expressing it through direct contact with another person. The patient will be encouraged to delve into the root of the issue and examine what aspect of sexual intimacy triggers the feeling of aversion or disgust. He or she may even express feelings of disgust at being involved in a sexual relationship.

Relaxation exercises may also help the patient to avoid reverting into panic mode in an intimate situation. However, long-term estrogen therapy increases the risk of breast cancer and heart disease.

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In some cases, people with anxiety disorders also shun sexual encounters. The distinction was made because men report more intense and frequent sexual desire than women.

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