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Desire Sex! For American Psychological Association DSM states 'Lack of Desire' indicates Disorder

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posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 05:14 PM
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Does a body good, don't it?

www.psychologytoday.com...
Sexual desire disorder is a psychiatric condition marked by a lack of desire for sexual activity over a prolonged period.

ROFL!

Dont desire or have sexual contact? Then apparently according to the APA(American Psychological Association)'s DSM(Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) - and any pubication, organization or practioner that follows its apparent 'authority' - you have a disease and/or disorder:




Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) and sexual aversion disorder (SAD) affect both men and women. Despite their prevalence, these disorders are often not addressed by healthcare providers or patients due to their private and awkward nature. Using the Sexual Response Cycle as the model of the physiological changes of humans during sexual stimulation and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSMIV-TR), this article will review the current literature on the two desire disorders, focusing on prevalence, etiology, and treatment. With this knowledge, hopefully, physicians will move beyond their unease with the topic in order to adequately address patients’ sexual problems and to implement appropriate treatment.


Wouldn't put it past society - in this 'sexually correct' day and age - to be just around the corner from ordering individuals without desire to 'forced sex therapy' and pop pills, be sedated, shock-therapied, etc and/or be 'committed' for your sexual psychosis!




posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 05:18 PM
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It's a chemistry disorder of hormones within the biology of man or woman, more like it.

This reflects ones desire. Low testosterone would result in such I belive, could be wrong, different chemical reactions for the female counterpart.

I love how we leave it up to hidden ass hats to tell us how the RIGHT way to be a human is.

Unbelievable. There is enough population anyways, less sexual desire might result in a balanced population lol.

One hand, Hollywood is 'raping' the minds of our youth via sexual exposure and influence.

On the other hand psychologist creeps are telling us no desire is a disorder.

Live your life in fulfillment, however that suits you.

That's my hand

edit on 24-9-2015 by Elementalist because: (no reason given)

edit on 24-9-2015 by Elementalist because: Brutal typos.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 05:19 PM
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not having a facebook is also a disorder, being a energetic kid is also a disorder, and i am pretty sure being a member of ats is also a disorder, sounds like they want to drug us up to quell the impending "disorder"



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 05:26 PM
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Like Elementalist said there is enough population anyways, less desire could be a good thing for the world. And like Docholidaze said everything is a disorder these days. A hyper kid? Disorder. Asexual? Disorder. Believe in ET life in this vast universe? Disorder. Whether they have a disorder or not, having less sexual desire hurts no one, and may help balance the population, so why not just leave those with less or even no desire, alone? Oh right, they want to sell more pills! Le sigh.
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posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 05:32 PM
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But what if people that don't have sexual desire would like to acquire it? Especially those that once did .. I could understand wanting to have that if it's been lost or even having it for the first time.

Not saying lobotomies or drugs are the way to go either, just a thought to consider.
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posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 05:33 PM
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originally posted by: Milah
Does a body good, don't it?

www.psychologytoday.com...
Sexual desire disorder is a psychiatric condition marked by a lack of desire for sexual activity over a prolonged period.

ROFL!

Dont desire or have sexual contact? Then apparently according to the APA(American Psychological Association)'s DSM(Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) - and any pubication, organization or practioner that follows its apparent 'authority' - you have a disease and/or disorder:




Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) and sexual aversion disorder (SAD) affect both men and women. Despite their prevalence, these disorders are often not addressed by healthcare providers or patients due to their private and awkward nature. Using the Sexual Response Cycle as the model of the physiological changes of humans during sexual stimulation and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSMIV-TR), this article will review the current literature on the two desire disorders, focusing on prevalence, etiology, and treatment. With this knowledge, hopefully, physicians will move beyond their unease with the topic in order to adequately address patients’ sexual problems and to implement appropriate treatment.


Wouldn't put it past society - in this 'sexually correct' day and age - to be just around the corner from ordering individuals without desire to 'forced sex therapy' and pop pills, be sedated, shock-therapied, etc and/or be 'committed' for your sexual psychosis!




It is a disorder when it causes one to feel depressed and/or is effecting their relationship (s). It is not a disorder when a person is happy without it.

You go to a psychiatrist or a therapist because you feel something is wrong and want to attempt to fix it. Then it is a disorder. Ou feel something is out of order. It is not a disorder if it doesn't effect your mental health.
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posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 05:37 PM
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Just like everytime a DSM thread shows up on ATS people have it wrong. A major criteria that applies to most diagnosed is that a person must feel like the disorder is negatively affecting their life in some way. Otherwise they wouldn't be seeing a psychiatrist/psychologist. Despite what people on here may think a mental health professional can't just diagnose you and then force you to receive treatment. The only exception is if it can be proven to a judge that you pose a threadt to yourself or others. If you aren't having sex but you don't mind then you don't suffer from this disorder.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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Damn, those Shaolin Monks must be a terminal case.That or some believe that rampant sexual promiscuity is bad for the soul, but according to science we don't have one.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 05:49 PM
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originally posted by: Elementalist
It's a chemistry disorder of hormones within the biology of man or woman, more like it.


It's a chemical disorder alright, but it can also be a result of one's focus of things other than sex to trigger the chemical imbalance. Naturally, we humans are meant to seek out each other to procreate like most mammals in the animal kingdom.

Since the dawn of modern lifestyle, we are forced to shift our focus more towards not only getting a job and but maintaining the job by putting in the man hours. We focus more on the career side of things, and in the process loose our desires to have sex.

Hence with a successful career, especially in politics, a lot of people fall back to the instinctual sexual desires and hence find themselves creating Ashely Madison accounts, to make up for the lost sex over the course of pursuing a good work career.

Just my two 2 cents...

Peace
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posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 05:49 PM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
Just like everytime a DSM thread shows up on ATS people have it wrong. A major criteria that applies to most diagnosed is that a person must feel like the disorder is negatively affecting their life in some way. Otherwise they wouldn't be seeing a psychiatrist/psychologist. Despite what people on here may think a mental health professional can't just diagnose you and then force you to receive treatment. The only exception is if it can be proven to a judge that you pose a threadt to yourself or others. If you aren't having sex but you don't mind then you don't suffer from this disorder.


What if you experience negative impact because society makes you feel you should feel desire and sexual urges?

What if those who are content, simply care less about what society/culture dictates they should feel?



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 05:52 PM
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There's a name for the disorder for not having sex. It's called marriage.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 05:54 PM
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originally posted by: UnBreakable
There's a name for the disorder for not having sex. It's called marriage.


I disagree, and agree...

Peace



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 06:04 PM
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I can do nothing more than laugh at this. So I am by recent definition considered an Asexual. So what? Who am I possibly harming by not having any sexual attraction? Why does anyone really care enough to classify it as a disorder? Because they, as sexual people, cannot fathom someone living a life empty of it? Or is it because I, as a young American woman, can live my life perfectly happy despite what media tells me is necessary for a happy life. In fact, I think I've benefited from my lack of sexual desire because I do not have kids nor another person to tend to emotionally and physically which makes it far easier for me to work towards my goals. Don't get me wrong, I applaud the single parents, married people, and otherwise "normal" citizens of the US for doing all of that but having none of that does not affect me at all.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 06:12 PM
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Good lord, I would hate to see the kind of person psychologists consider normal these days.


I wonder if there's a disorder for that too?



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

...soon it will be a disorder if you are without disorder


but in any case. If you are depressed about anything it is not good. Sex or otherwise. They should try to find what is the real source of depression. I think any desire or lack of it can be a part of it but not the source or else all spiritual persons who are abstinent would be depressed.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: Milah

Prolonged sexual indifference could be an indicator of any number of physical illnesses, so whether it is confirmed as a mental health problem or not, any incidence of the same should be investigated to ensure the physical well being of the individual who has that trait.

Of course there will be folk who just cannot be bothered any more, or who have underlying reasons for their disassociation from physical intimacy which do not have anything to do with a health problem. But it is worth being certain, and the trouble with these things is, that a person who is suffering a neurophysiological symptom, will not necessarily know that they are even unwell. Say they have a tumour on the part of the brain which deals with desire, or a sickness which attacks the very neurotransmitters involved with intercourse or the prospect of it...All they would know, is that they just do not want it any more, and may believe that this is an entirely sensible approach.

As I was saying to another poster in a different thread, sexual intimacy, assuming certain standards of hygiene and health in both parties, is actually very good for the body, and for the psychological well being of your average human being, so it makes some kind of sense that any outright disinterest in the entire idea may spark concern.

Of course, this issue must, MUST be dealt with in a manner which promotes and upholds the dignity, freedom of choice, and well being of anyone who is seen as requiring examination due to a lack of interest.
edit on 24-9-2015 by TrueBrit because: Grammatical error removed.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 06:48 PM
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originally posted by: UnBreakable
There's a name for the disorder for not having sex. It's called marriage.


And natural aging!

Psychologists who are of the Freudian school are obsessed with sex.
There are people who are NORMAL and don't desire sex, just as there are
gay people who desire people of the same sex and are considered normal.
"Normal" when it comes to sex has a very very wide variance.

If people don't want to have sex, leave them alone, let them be,
unless they want to change.


Psychologists need to keep sex out of their little heads!



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posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 07:11 PM
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originally posted by: UnBreakable
There's a name for the disorder for not having sex. It's called marriage.

Lol I like that one.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 07:11 PM
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It can be caused by the use of drugs required to treat a number of verify illness. I say screw 'em.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 07:30 PM
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originally posted by: jonnywhite

originally posted by: UnBreakable
There's a name for the disorder for not having sex. It's called marriage.

Lol I like that one.


Thanks, I'm glad someone finally got it. I think the joke was lost on some people considering the serious responses when quoting.




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