Quick and Dirty: Tea Time

The Quick and Dirty: Tea Time

The Psychology Club and the Gender and Sexuality Alliance co-hosted Tea Time on April 1 where Dr. Owens and Dr. Motl talked about sexual disorders and dysfunctions.

In case you missed it, we caught some fun facts to highlight. Sexual disorders and dysfunctions are only considered a problem if they are distressing for the individual.

1.) The most common illegal disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is voyeuristic disorder. Voyeurism is experiencing sexual arousal by watching an unsuspecting person who is naked, undressing or in a sex act.

2.) The top reason people stop taking anti-depression medication is because it lowers sex drive.

3.) The cause of foot fetishes could possibly be explained by miscommunications in the wiring of the brain. The stomasensory cortex in the brain has a map that corresponds to body parts. The genitals and feet are closely mapped together which may be why foot fetishes are more common than other types of fetishes.

4.) Partialism is arousal from a specific non-genital part of the body. Partialism is somewhat culturally constructed. For example, some cultures recognize body alterations such as neck rings and piercing as a sign of beauty, and ultimately, part of sexual arousal.

 

Courtney Gonnering

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HealthServices-RHPE@uwsp.edu

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