Sexual aversion; Sexual apathy; Hypoactive sexual desire
The primary symptom is lack of sexual interest.
Signs and tests
Most of the time, a medical exam and lab tests will not show a physical cause.
Once physical causes have been ruled out, interviews with a sex therapy specialist may be helpful to reveal possible causes.
Review Date: 09/11/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.