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Boredom and Aversion of sex

What is sexual aversion?

Aversion of sex is a condition where people try to avoid sexual activity. It is found to be more common among women than men. The aversion may take a number of different forms; it may be related to specific aspects of sexual intercourse, such as the sight of the partner’s genitals or the smell of his or her body secretions, but it may include kissing, hugging, and petting as well as intercourse itself. In some cases the person with sexual aversion disorder avoids any form of sexual contact; others, however, are not upset by kissing and caressing, and are able to proceed normally until genital contact occurs. The most common causes of sexual aversion are interpersonal problems and traumatic experiences. Traumatic experiences include rape, incest, molestation, or other forms of sexual abuse. Interpersonal problems include major disagreements over children, money, and family roles; domestic violence; lack of personal hygiene on the partner’s side; or similar problems.

There are four main sub-classifications of sexual aversion disorder.

  • Generalized – This is aversion to sex with any partner and in every situation.
  • Situational – This is aversion to sex with a specific partner or aversion to sex in a specific set of circumstances.
  • Acquired – This is an aversion to sex that happened after a traumatic experience.
  • Lifelong – This aversion is similar to generalized, but the biggest difference between the two is that the generalized sub-classification means the woman’s aversion has been present for only a certain amount of time. Lifelong aversion, as the name suggests, means that the woman has always had a significantly negative reaction to sex.

What is sexual aversion caused by?

Causes include:

  • Lack of interest in sex
  • Dislike or disgust of sexual organs
  • Negative views told by others
  • Bad previous experience
  • Bad relationship with sexual partner

Symptoms of sexual aversion

  • Dislike sexual activity even kissing and touching
  • Dislike or disgust of sexual organs
  • Quick or Rushing sex
  • Excuses or feign sickness like headache to avoid sex
  • Avoiding discussion on sex or expressing negative opinion


Treatment of sexual aversion requires address to feelings of fear and disgust, attitude of partner.

  • Treatment of underlying cause.
  • Relaxation
  • Sexual Fantasy
  • Better environment
  • Better communication and cooperation
  • Gradual progress
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Marriage Counseling, or CouplesCounseling
  • Sex Therapy
  • Acupuncture, Acupressure or Reflexology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Constitutional Homeopathy