Sexual Counseling

  • Charles E. Payton


Primary psychosexual disorders are grouped in four classifications by the DSM III (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd Edition).1 These are:
  1. 1.

    Gender disorders, which are characterized by an individual’s feelings of discomfort and inappropriateness about his or her anatomic sex and by persistent behaviors generally associated with the opposite sex;

  2. 2.

    Paraphilias, which are characterized by arousal and response to sexual objects or situations that are not part of normative arousal-activity patterns and in varying degrees may interfere with the capacity for reciprocal affectionate sexual activity;

  3. 3.

    Psychosexual dysfunctions, which are characterized by inhibitions in sexual desire or psychophysiologic changes in features of the psychosexual response cycle; and

  4. 4.

    A residual miscellaneous grouping, including egodystonic homosexuality and psychosexual disorders not otherwise classified.



Family Physician Sexual Desire Sexual Functioning Sexual Problem Premature Ejaculation 
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