Sexual Aversion Disorder

Sexual Aversion Disorder refers to a persistent and intense aversion or fear towards sexual activities, which may lead to avoidance or distress during intimate experiences.


  • Extreme avoidance or distress related to sexual activities
  • Anxiety or panic attacks in response to sexual stimuli
  • Strong revulsion or disgust towards sexual acts or thoughts
  • Difficulty in initiating or maintaining romantic relationships
  • Feelings of guilt, shame, or embarrassment caused by the aversion
  • Lowered libido and lack of sexual desire


The exact causes of Sexual Aversion Disorder are not fully understood, but it may be influenced by a combination of psychological, physical, and sociocultural factors, such as:

  • Past traumatic experiences, including sexual abuse
  • Strict upbringing with conservative attitudes towards sex
  • Anxiety or depression disorders
  • Poor body image or low self-esteem
  • Relationship issues or dissatisfaction


Treatment for Sexual Aversion Disorder typically involves a multidisciplinary approach and may include:

  • Therapy sessions, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or exposure therapy
  • Couples therapy to address relationship concerns
  • Education and sexual counseling to improve understanding and reduce fear
  • Medication, if underlying anxiety or depression is present
  • Gradual exposure to sexual stimuli to desensitize aversion
  • Support groups or community resources for additional guidance

It’s important for individuals experiencing Sexual Aversion Disorder to seek professional help and support to address their concerns and improve their overall sexual well-being.