Self-esteem and sexuality are exercised and built throughout the various stages of life. Since the image is a visual representation of what everyone has recorded, and it is the hard album acquired since childhood, sometimes for affective or behavioral reasons, what we perceive of ourselves can be altered. Looking at us in the mirror, the result is negative. This would bring together, for example, the complex of not wanting to show us, or camouflage us into seeing the stereotype instead of ourselves. The valuation of ourselves is forged throughout life and depends on our achievements and failures. Social pressure for a role model, both for men and women, is very strong. This is how self-esteem also impacts the sexual life of the human being. Sexual dysfunctions, in general are accompanied by low self-esteem and vice versa, there is no sexual dysfunction with high self-esteem. This is how many situations of intimacy are affected, such as diminishing desire or fear of being rejected, leading to aversion or avoiding contact or sexual activity for fear of failure.Distortions based on erroneous sexual models lead us to distance ourselves from the moment. lived, turn away from pleasure and move away from reality.
Médica de Planta Honoraria del “Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín”. Especialista en ginecología, obstetricia y sexología. Disertante en congresos médicos, publicación de trabajos y artículos vinculados a la especialidad. También en medios de comunicación (radio,televisión y artículos periodísticos).