Pyschosexual Functioning and Adjustment
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.
The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality
Sprankle, E. L. 2015. Psychosexual functioning and adjustment. The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. 861–1042.
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