Scientific Meeting - June 2019 - Sexual Dysfunction SIG

7th June 2019

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Sexual Dysfunction SIG

12.00 - 13.00 Registration

13.00 Welcome, Chair

13.00 - 13.45 Persistent genital arousal disorder
Caroline Pukall (Canada)
Persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) is characterized by symptoms of physiological sexual arousal in the absence of feelings of subjective sexual arousal. PGAD is a highly distressing condition which is greatly misunderstood. This presentation consists of key topics related to PGAD, including its prevalence, diagnostic and assessment considerations, and novel research findings, in addition to a discussion of assumptions related to terms such as “arousal” and “orgasm.”

13.45 - 14.00  Discussion

14.00 - 14:45 Condoms and pleasure
Cindy Graham (Southampton)
Few previous interventions to increase the uptake of male condom use have focused on fit-and-feel issues or on enhancing pleasure with condom use, despite evidence that these issues are common reasons why condoms are not used. Findings from a new intervention - the Home-based Intervention Strategy (HIS-UK) - to promote correct and consistent condom use among young men – that focuses on improving the condom use experience – will be presented.

14.45 - 15.00  Discussion

15.00 - 15.30  Refreshment break

15.30 - 15.45  BASHH Business

15.45 - 16.15 Orgasmic dysfunction in women Kirstin Mitchell Glasgow
Kirstin Mitchell (Glasgow)
The problem of premature orgasm in men has been researched and discussed extensively in clinical and public health literature. In contrast, only a handful of papers have investigated in early orgasm in women. In the third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles 2.3% of women aged 16 to 74 reported a problem with reaching a climax too early. At a population level this equates to a large numbers of women, yet the problem is rarely presented at sexual problems clinics. This talk will summarise what is known about prevalence and clinical presentation, and will discuss some of the reasons this problem is so rarely discussed.

16.15 - 16.45  How experience affects arousal
Agnes Kocsis (Imperial College NHS)
How can an understanding of the brain improve our treatment of arousal disorders? This talk will explore how conditioning, memory and imagery play a part in normal sexual responses, what can go wrong and how we can use this knowledge to achieve better outcomes in sexual medicine. 

16.45 - 17.15  Medications to increase sexual desire and arousal in women
Shalini Andrews (Guilford)
Clinicians in sexual health frequently encounter women who report lack of sexual desire and arousal. Several pharmacotherapeutic options have been studied and some licensed to treat this distressing condition. This talk offers a review of treatments that are currently available and potential future options.

ViiV Healthcare have provided funding towards the venue and catering costs of this meeting and will have a promotional stand. ViiV Healthcare have not had any input into or influence over the agenda or content

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