Title

Pyschosexual Functioning and Adjustment

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2015

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Psychosexual functioning involves the psychological components of sexual desire, arousal, and orgasm. While sexual functioning predominantly occurs on a physiological level, many mental processes can affect and often interfere with adequate and satisfying sexual functioning. From mood and anxiety disorders, to occupational stress and relationship conflict, how individuals think, feel, and behave can have a significant impact on their levels of sexual drive, arousal, and orgasmic functioning. When sexual functioning difficulties are present as a result of psychological factors, mental health treatment can often ameliorate the symptoms causing the dysfunction.

Publication Title

The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality

DOI

10.1002/9781118896877.wbiehs388