EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION



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Emotional wounds will steer a character's behavior, corrupt his worldview, and cause negative traits to form. To understand exactly how this occurs, please read our tutorial for the Wound Thesaurus.

NOTE: We realize that sometimes a wound we profile may have personal meaning, stirring up the past for some of our readers. It is not our intent to create emotional turmoil. Please know that we research each wounding topic carefully to treat it with the utmost respect.
EXAMPLES:
Caused by a medical condition like obesity, diabetes, or heart and vascular disease
As a result of stress
Due to psychological factors (anxiety, depression, phobias surrounding sex, etc.)
Resulting from past sexual or physical trauma, such as genital mutilation or rape
Brought on by side effects from prescription medications
Due to drug and alcohol abuse
As a result of hormonal imbalances
Due to body image issues

WOUND CATEGORY:
Disabilities and Disfigurements

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:

love and belonging, esteem and recognition, self-actualization


LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They can’t make their partner happy
If they reveal how they feel about the dysfunction, they'll lose their partner
No one will want to be with them once they know the truth
If they can’t pleasure a woman, they have to prove their masculinity in other ways
They can’t have a meaningful romantic relationship without sex
They will never be whole
Sex is just a duty that must be performed
It’s better to just be alone


THE CHARACTER MAY FEAR:
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POSSIBLE RESPONSES AND RESULTS:
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POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES THAT MAY RESULT:
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NEGATIVE TRAITS THAT MAY RESULT:
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TRIGGERS THAT MIGHT AGGRAVATE THIS WOUND:
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STEPS TOWARD HEALING:
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OPPORTUNITIES TO FACE OR OVERCOME THIS WOUND:
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