In Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders, The symptoms will vary depending on the exact type of disorder present, but they usually revolve around problems with sexual organs or sexual performance in the case of sexual dysfunctions and uncommon or abnormal sexual behavior in the case of paraphilias.
Outside of gender identity disorders, these are the main classifications of disorders that are considered sexual in nature.
They are split into two main groups.
Sexual Dysfunctions –
These revolve around problems at any point during any stage of sexual activity whether when alone or with a partner.
- Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
- Sexual Aversion Disorder
- Female Sexual Arousal Disorder
- Male Erectile Disorder
- Female Orgasmic Disorder
- Male Orgasmic Disorder
- Premature Ejaculation
- Excessive Sexual Drive
- Unspecified Sexual Dysfunction
These disorders involve intense and reoccurring sexual behaviors, fantasies, and urges involving activities, objects, or situations not considered sexually arousing to most other people. Depending on the disorder, there may be serious social or even legal problems.
- Sexual Masochism
- Sexual Sadism
- Transvestic Fetishism
- Unspecified Paraphilia
- The exact causes of most or all sexual disorders are not known, but they are thought to be connected with various physical, psychological, and social factors.
- For some it may be genetics while others might have mental problems that manifest as sexual dysfunctions. Whatever the cause of sexual disorders, there are several strong indicators that may appear if they are present in a person’s life.
- Looking for these symptoms is important. In left unchecked, sexual disorders can have other negative effects on a person’s life.
- Strong desire to be the opposite sex
- Vocal insistence of being part of the opposite sex
- Continual discomfort about sexual identity
- Inability to maintain an erection or achieve orgasm