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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 @ 07:37 PM
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originally posted by: UnBreakable

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.


I got it! But seems no one got my quite subtle joke.

The DSM and the psychiatric community need to get sex out of their little heads, if they think lack of desire is mental illness.

To subtle perhaps.




posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 07:50 PM
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originally posted by: grandmakdw

originally posted by: UnBreakable

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.


I got it! But seems no one got my quite subtle joke.

The DSM and the psychiatric community need to get sex out of their little heads, if they think lack of desire is mental illness.

To subtle perhaps.



I got it, but unfortunately it's the truth. Freud's whole thinking was every psychological problem had it's origin a sexual nature.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 08:01 PM
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Some days I'm as bad as a buck in rut. Sometimes I have periods that I have no interest in sex and get enjoyment out of more solitary activities.
It is normal in mammals to have various hormonal states based on environmental factors.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 08:55 PM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
Some days I'm as bad as a buck in rut. Sometimes I have periods that I have no interest in sex and get enjoyment out of more solitary activities.
It is normal in mammals to have various hormonal states based on environmental factors.


How do you make a hormone? Don't pay her.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 08:58 PM
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a reply to: 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.
Exactly. Thank you for typing what I was thinking.



If you aren't having sex but you don't mind then you don't suffer from this disorder.


Precisely.





edit on 9/24/2015 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 10:15 PM
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There is an accompanying issue with this...the BigPharma marketing of sex. You cannot watch a sporting event of any kind in the U.S. without Cialis, Viagra ads CONSTANTLY telling men of a certain age "they can get help." Problem is many of the men needing the help have menopausal, post menopausal, post mastectomy (and various other surgeries) wives/partners who don't feel like they are twenty years old anymore and have a normal, age related decreased sex drive and now have to deal with "Mr. Blue Pill."

The Viagra commercials, IMO, are the worst--they have cougaresque spokeswomen (the other drugs at least show age appropriate partners).

Rant off...and DSM, like others have said, needs to NOT link everything to sex.



posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 12:02 AM
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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.



Interesting, I'm wondering if the above would apply to homosexuality or pedophilia - assuming they were/are addressed by APA/DSM at all?
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posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 05:27 AM
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DSM is heavily critiqued by professionals. Suppose there is that clichéd phrase: it's a guide not a bible. It gets revised based on new research constantly because of that, and practitioners are not bound by its contents.

Think sometimes people forget this.

P.S Marriage joke was amusing.



posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 06:30 AM
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a reply to: Chimney

you are depriving society of all those precious little babies trapped in your ovaries, just pleading for life, for the opportunity to fullfill their potential. Don't they have the right to live also? Because of people like you, we are forced to allow immigrants through our borders, to compromise our national security.

Hopefully you know I am not serious with any of this, well, not really, kind of am....
so let's see here....
they want to ban abortion.....
they want to close down the biggest supplier of birth control.....
and then if the women say no to sex because they don't want to be pregnant, they are mental????



posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 09:33 AM
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a reply to: Milah

Anybody that thinks the DSM has any validity or credibility is crazy and should be treated with pills.
See what I did there?



posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 09:35 AM
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originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
a reply to: Milah

Anybody that thinks the DSM has any validity or credibility is crazy and should be treated with pills.
See what I did there?


ya... now thats SANE!



posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 09:37 AM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs




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


You are very very wrong and that is a major misunderstanding. The DSM and the psudo-science around it has a built in mechanism to nullify informed consent. You need to consider how incredibly dangerous this is.



posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 10:12 AM
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Well they have this new female Viagra out now...

As for lack of sexual desire, remember every time you don't have sex you are effectively killing babies!!!

Joking..



posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: InverseLookingGlass

The only way a person can be forced to receive treatment is if it can be shown they are a danger to themselves or others. This requires a court order and the hearing usually can't even occur without the consent of the person's family. If you're not having sex a psychiatrist can't just walk into your house and also a diagnosis on you.



posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 08:33 PM
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^ What if you're married but dont want to have sex? Can your husband get a court order for mandatory sex therapy?

Oh and can women can be impotent?



posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: Milah

I don't know, but if they keep restricting abortion, making birth control unaffordable to the poor, and imprisoning women for having miscarriages, I can see how a lot of women might just become not so interested in sex. and well, wouldn't surprise me if enough men grumbled about their wives not wanting it, well, they gov't would consider the wife taking their stupid pill as medically necessary for the husband or something just as strange.







 
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