WOMEN WITH HYPOACTIVE SEXUAL DESIRE ( HSDD) AND THEIR MALE DYSFUNCTIONAL PARTNERS.
Author: Dr. Jaqueline Brendler
The objective of this study is to retrospectively evaluate the profile of 32 dysfunctional couples in which the main diagnostic of the woman was hypoactive sexual desire (HSD). Regarding the diagnostic of the sexual partners, 46.87% of them had premature ejaculation, 40.62% of them had erection dysfunction, 9.37% of them had hypoactive sexual desire and 3.12% of them had delayed ejaculation.
The average age of the women was 38 years and 7 months, varying from 22 years to 65 years. 68.75% of the women had jobs, 18.75%studied and 12.5% worked and studied. As regards education, 51.61% had completed university, 22.58% had completed secondary school, 19.35% had started but not finished university and 6.45% of them had finished primary education. The average age of sexual initiation of the women was 19 years and 7 months, varying from 15 years to 29 years old. Concerning the other phases in the woman's sexual response, sexual excitement was absent in 78.12% and there was some type of orgasm disorder in 87.50%.
The average age of the men was 40 years and 1 month, varying from 25 to 61 years old. Regarding level of education, 55.55% of them had finished university, 25.92% had completed secondary school, 11.11% had started but not finished university, 7.40% had a qualification at post graduate level. The average age of masculine sexual initiation was 17 years and 7 months, varying from 14 to 28 years old.
The total average length of relationship was 13 years and 6 months, varying from 7 months to 40 years.
Conclusions: The women with hypoactive sexual desire who had relationships with dysfunctional men were on average 38 years old and the men, 40 years old. The majority of the couples had finished university and had a joint relationship of, on average, 13 years and 6 months. In 46.87%, the most frequent association was HSDD and premature ejaculation and, in 40.62%, HSDD and erectile dysfunction. 78.12% of the women presented alterations in the excitement phases and 87.50% in the orgasm phase.
16th World Congress of Sexology, Abstracts Book, page 81, March 10-14, 2003, Cuba.