MNAS Clinic: Dr. Roshita Khare - Consultant Psychiatrist & Sexologist

Psychosexual Problems

Psychosexual Disorders

Psychosexual dysfunction is the inability to become sexually aroused or achieve sexual satisfaction in the appropriate situations because of mental or emotional reasons.

Although psychosexual dysfunction is not life threatening, it can have a major effect on your relationships and self-esteem

The sexual problems that are psychological in origin, rather than physiological, are called psychosexual disorders. It may occur due to guilty conscience, stress, anxiety, nervousness, worry, fear, depression, physical or emotional trauma, abuse, rape and so on. The other factors causing sexual problems are based on psychosocial and cultural aspects. Ignorance or improper sex education can be a reason. Conflict of values between sexual feelings during adolescence and that which is represented by family or religion, (for example, the attitude that sex is dirty, sinful or a shame) acts as a trigger for psychosexual disorder symptoms.


Obsessions are recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses, or images that cause distressing emotions such as anxiety or disgust. Many people with OCD recognize that the thoughts, impulses, or images are a product of their mind and are excessive or unreasonable. Yet these intrusive thoughts cannot be settled by logic or reasoning. Most people with OCD try to ignore or suppress such obsessions or offset them with some other thought or action. Typical obsessions include excessive concerns about contamination or harm, the need for symmetry or exactness, or forbidden sexual or religious thoughts.


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Traumatic sexual experience, such as abuse or rape
  • Guilty feelings
  • Stress
  • Negative body image


Symptoms for men include:

  • Not able to maintain an erection
  • Ejaculations occur too soon
  • Ejaculations do not occur
  • Not able to become aroused when appropriately stimulated
  • Not able to achieve orgasm
  • Inhibited sexual desire

Symptoms for women include:

  • Not able to become aroused when appropriately stimulated
  • Not able to achieve orgasm
  • Inhibited sexual desire
  • An unconscious spasm or tightening of the muscles that interferes with sexual intercourse
  • Experiencing pain during sex
  • Low lubrication
Psychosexual Problem in Pune
Psychosexual Problem in Pune