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[–]toasthaste[S] 10 points11 points ago

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...relationship status is the most predictive factor accounting for distress in women with low [sexual] desire, and distress is required for a diagnosis of HSDD

NO FUCKING DUH when you're in a relationship with someone who wants you to have sex with them and you feel like you're letting them down it's very distressing that doesn't make it a dang disorder fuckin jeeze

[–]trimalchio 10 points11 points ago

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i feel like in that situation its so obvious that the disorder is the pressure-y boyfriend.

How about we put Overeager Boyfriend Disorder in the fucking dsm too, they're a thing that can be distressing.

[–]toasthaste[S] 3 points4 points ago

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thank you for this post, it makes me very happy

[–]toasthaste[S] 9 points10 points ago

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good excerpt if you don't want to delve into the whole thing:

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is considered a sexual dysfunction and is characterized as a lack or absence of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity.

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HSDD has garnered much criticism, primarily by asexual activists. They point out that HSDD puts asexuality in the same position homosexuality was from 1974-1987. Back then, the DSM recognised 'ego-dystonic homosexuality' as a disorder, defined as having sexual interest in the same sex and it causing distress. Despite the DSM itself officially recognizing this as unnecessarily pathologizing homosexuality and removing it as a disorder in 1987, the DSM has not recognized HSDD as unnecessarily pathologizing asexuality.

[–]oolong 5 points6 points ago

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why DSM why :(