Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (MHSDD)
Male hypoactive sexual desire disorder (MHSDD) is characterized by a persistent low interest or absent desire for sex and having no sexual fantasies or thoughts. Such symptoms have been persisting for at least 75% of the time over 6 months and it causes clinically significant distress. This condition is under the DSM 5 category, Sexual Dysfunctions. The disturbance may be specified as lifelong, acquired, generalized (not limited to particular situations), situational, mild, moderate, or severe.
For instance, a patient has been having problems regarding his marriage because he is always “ignoring” his wife. He also does not have any erotic thoughts and rarely “gives in” to his wife’s “invitations”. However, he does not experience orgasm and only does it because he feels it is his obligation.