Chapter 11

Gender & Sexual Problems

Set G

Vaginismus

The involuntary contraction of the muscles surrounding the vagina when vaginal penetration is attempted. Of all women who seek treatment for sexual dysfunctions, around 15-17 per cent are suffering from vaginismus.

Voyeuristic Disorder

When an individual experiences recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies or urges involving the act of observing an unsuspecting person who is naked, in the process of undressing, or engaging in a sexual activity.

Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate)

A drug treatment for sexual dysfunction which is used primarily to treat erectile dysfunction in men.

Vacuum Erection Device (VED)

A mechanical device normally reserved for non-reversible organic-based erectile problems.

Yohimbine

A drug treatment for sexual dysfunction which is used primarily to treat erectile dysfunction in men by facilitating norepinephrine excretion in the brain.