Sexual dysfunction refers to a problem that occurs at every stage of the sexual reaction cycle that prevents the person or partner from being satisfied with sexual activity. The sexual reaction cycle traditionally includes emotions, plateau, orgasm, and dissolution. Lust and arousal are part of the arousal phase of the sexual reaction.
Although research suggests that sexual dysfunction is common (43% of women and 31% of men say they have difficulties), this is a topic many people are reluctant to discuss. With the treatment options available, it is important that you share your concerns with your partner and service provider.