What Is a Sexual Dysfunction? - Definition, Phases & Types


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Which of the following is NOT an example of an individual who has a sexual dysfunction?

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1. The correct order of the four phases of sexual activity is:

2. Matt is really in love with his girlfriend, Mindy, and gets extremely excited when they begin to make love. However, Matt has been unable to please Mindy, since as soon as they get started he experiences premature ejaculation. Which type of sexual dysfunction is he experiencing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of types and phases of sexual dysfunction. Some of the material you'll be assessed on includes the order of the four phases of sexual desire as well as identifying the causes(s) of sexual dysfunction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Example(s) of someone with a sexual dysfunction
  • Order of the four phases of sexual desire
  • Premature ejaculation categorized
  • Cause(s) of sexual dysfunction
  • Sexual Aversion Disorder classified

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on types and phases of sexual dysfunction
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding premature ejaculation and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the order of the four phases of sexual desire
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Sexual Aversion Disorder and the cause(s) of sexual dysfunction

Additional Learning

To learn more about sexual dysfunction, review the accompanying lesson, What is a Sexual Dysfunction? - Definition, Phases & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term 'sexual dysfunction'
  • Know the four phases of sexual activity and recognize the fact that sexual dysfunction can occur during any of these stages
  • Tell the four main groups of sexual dysfunction disorders as classified by the American Psychiatric Association and relate at least one example of dysfunction from each group
  • Know the causes and cultural factors that play into sexual dysfunction