Is a disorder characterized by disgust, fear, revulsion, or lack of desire in consensual relationships involving genital contact.
• Is a disorder characterized by disgust, fear, revulsion, or lack of desire in consensual relationships involving genital contact.
• Sexual aversion disorder represents a much stronger dislike of an active avoidance of sexual activity than the normal ups and downs in desire. Sexual aversion disorder is characterized not only by a lack of desire, but also by fear, revulsion, disgust, or similar emotions when the person with the disorder engages in genital contact with a partner.
• The aversion may take a number of different forms; it may be related to specific aspects of sexual intercourse, such as the sight of the partner’s genitals or the smell of his or her body secretions, but it may include kissing, hugging, and petting as well as intercourse itself.
• In some cases the person with sexual aversion disorder avoids any form of sexual contact; others, however, are not upset by kissing and caressing, and are able to proceed normally until genital contact occurs.
• There are several sub classifications of sexual aversion disorder. It may be lifelong (always present) or acquired after a traumatic experience; situational (with a specific partner or in a specific set of circumstances) or generalized (occurring with any partner and in all situations). Sexual aversion may be caused by psychological factors or by a combination of physical and psychological factors.