Sexual Frustration: Definition

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Sexual frustration is the feeling experienced when sexual desire goes unfulfilled. Desire and arousal are not satisfied, for various reasons: the desired person is out of reach (e.g. absent, married to another, etc.) or a poor relationship with one's sexual partner (e.g. difficulties in achieving pleasure).


Anger, and irritation when dealing with these sexual needs that are impossible to fulfill are feelings included in sexual frustration, which frequently affects young women and is also sometimes referred to as Bovarysm. It is very common in couples and often acts as a source of conflict. It can be tackled with support from couples' therapy or a sexologist.

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