inhibited sexual desire

(redirected from Sexual apathy)

inhibited sexual desire

Hypoactive sexual desire, Sexual anhedonia, sexual apathy Psychology ↓ Sexual desire and interest manifest by failure to initiate or respond to a partner's initiation of sexual activity Types 1º–never had sexual desire/interest; 2º–had, no longer has, sexual interest; situational–interest in others, not current partner; general–no interest; nada. See Sexual anhedonia, Sexual aversion.
References in periodicals archive ?
As Paglia reiterates, a case could be made that while the movies create a phony illusion of sexual excitement, the nation in reality is gripped by sexual apathy.
Another time-consuming part of this first office visit involves ruling out drug side effects, hormonal disorders, alcohol dependence, depression, extramarital affairs, and spousal abuse as potential causes of the patient's sexual apathy complaint.
Finally, one woman confided that just when she was beginning to enjoy her husband's sexual apathy, allowing her to be left alone to read and watch TV, he got a Viagra prescription filled.