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Cyterski PSYC 3230

by: Samantha Snyder

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Lecture notes from week 11
Abnormal Psychology
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Date Created: 11/05/15
Lecture Notes, Week 11 October 26, 2015  Female Orgasmic Disorder o Persistent failure to reach an orgasm o Could also be low intensity orgasms or extreme delay in orgasm o Must produce some sort of distress or dysfunction in sufferer’s life in order to be diagnosed o ~24% of women o Often attributed to lack of experience or little/no sexual education  Treatment for Sexual Dysfunction o Behavioral therapy (1950s and 1960s)  Relaxation training  Systematic desensitization (if problem is rooted in a fear)  Misinformation  Lack of effective sexual techniques o 1970s: Human Sexual Inadequacy  Masters and Johnson  Sensate focus—learning to relax and focus on sensations that are happening in the present, learn “what feels good”  Vacuum constriction devices—used to produce an erection  Squeeze technique—used to reduce arousal  “stop/start” technique  Planned Parenthood website – “read about anything to do with sex, A to Z!”  Paraphilic Disorder o Intense sexual urges, fantasies or behaviors that involve objects or situations outside the usual sexual norm, including children, nonconsenting adults, nonhumans, or the experience of suffering/humiliation o Most common in men – “8 or 9 of 10 people diagnosed with paraphilic disorders are men” o Typically impulsive personalities o Significant distress/impairment OR a risk of harm  Might not cause distress to sufferer, but may cause distress to partner (ex. young boys) o Often, sexual arousal depends on out-of-the-norm sexual preferences  Fetishistic Disorders o Nonliving objects, often the exclusion of all other stimuli o Learned from classical conditioning o Aversion therapy o Masturbatory satiation o Orgasmic reorientation—therapy patient is asked to masturbate to a fantasy of something they wish to be aroused by that is more appropriate (ex. girlfriend, wife, etc)  Transvestic Disorder o Also known as transvestism or cross-dressing o Dressing in clothes of the opposite sex in order to achieve sexual arousal  People with this disorder don’t desire to be the opposite sex o Men dressing as women is a lot more common  2/3 of those diagnosed are heterosexual males  Gender Dysphoria o Feel that they have been born to the wrong biological sex, gender change would be desirable  VIDEO: Chaz Bono’s Story – ABC News o o Social responsibility o Sonny didn’t mind Chaz dressing/acting like a boy, Cher did October 28, 2015 Missed class Introduction to Chapter 12 October 30, 2015 FALL BREAK – NO CLASS / NO NOTES


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