Female Sexual-Arousal Interest Disorder

Candace syndrome, female sexual interest/arousal disorder. Specialty. Psychiatry, gynaecology. Female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD) is a disorder characterized by a persistent or recurrent inability to attain sexual arousal or to maintain arousal until the completion of a sexual activity.


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Wiki Number: W082
Diagnosis: Female Sexual Arousal-Interest Disorder
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Brain Area: smaller amygdala activity than for sexual activity without the disorder
Symptoms: cannot remain aroused through sexual activity
Progression: can be lifelong or acquired; general or situational
Causes: neurological or cardiovascular illnesses or fears; inadequate lubrication-swelling; loss of libido after hysterectomy


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  • The sexual experience of Italian adults during the COVID-19 lockdown
    by Stefano Federici on May 5, 2022

    From March 11 to April 26, 2020, the Italian government imposed a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, a quarantine that resulted in significant restrictions on the movement and social contacts of the population, with a view to limiting the pandemic outbreak. The quarantine forced people to experience distorted social distance in two contrasting ways. For some people, it resulted in social distancing and isolation, for example by separating noncohabiting couples into different dwellings. For others,...

  • Sexual Desire and Body Image. Gender Differences and Correlations before and during COVID-19 Lockdown
    by Clemente Cedro on April 12, 2022

    Recent literature has extensively examined sexual behavior during lockdown due to COVID-19. However, there are no recent studies that have considered the relationship between body image quality, sexual arousability, and sexual anxiety. The present study has two main objectives: (1) to examine gender differences in bodily and sexual experience; and (2) the comparison of bodily and sexual experience, before and during the COVID-19 lockdown. A total of 301 adult subjects (161 women and 140 men)...

  • Approach and management to patients with neurological disorders reporting sexual dysfunction
    by Claire Hentzen on April 11, 2022

    Sexual difficulties are common in patients with neurological disorders, and different domains of sexual function-desire, arousal, orgasm, and ejaculation-can be affected. Advances in the past 7 years in structural and functional neuroimaging have contributed to a greater understanding of the neural pathways involved in the regulation of sexual functions in health and disease, and this increased knowledge might help with development of future therapeutic strategies. A comprehensive assessment of...

  • Sexual Self-Concept in Women with Disorders/Differences of Sex Development
    by Nita G M de Neve-Enthoven on April 1, 2022

    Many women born with disorders or differences of sex development (DSD) report sexual problems, in particular women who have undergone extensive genital reconstruction. Examining cognitions and emotions that hinder or promote sexuality may facilitate understanding these sexual problems and may contribute to the development of specific interventions. In this study, sexual self-concept, body image, and sexual functioning were investigated in relation to genital surgery. To conduct the study, the...