Background & Aim: consequences resulting in the increase of the divorce rate in the Iranian
society, which surrounded all individuals, families and society, has prepared the background of the
present study. The main purpose of the present study was demonstrating a paradigm model of
the role of sexual disorder in forming the divorce process among men in Iran.
Method: The present study was conducted by applying a qualitative method using the grounded
theory approach in Gachsaran, Iran, in 2014. The participants of the study were 15 divorced men
who were selected using purposeful sampling. Data were gathered using depth interview, and were
analyzed with coding paradigm.
Results: according to the coding paradigm, men's sexual dysfunctional as a causal condition,
physical disease, mind stress, and age difference between couples as a contextual condition,
culture of drug abuse for satisfaction of sexual relation, and infidelity as an interventional condition,
caused disorder in their sexual relationship. These men and their wives applied various strategies,
such as drug abuse, disconnected sexual relation with each other, and latent violence in order to
counteract this phenomenon.
Conclusion: The narrative of participants of the present study revealed that disorder in their sexual
relation led to other social problems, such as drug abuse, domestic violence, and infidelity in their
families. Moreover, these problems led to other disorders in their sexual relationship with their
wives, which eventually ended to emotional, sexual and legal divorce.