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Male, Female Sex Therapy
Common Sexual Problems
Sexual problems are not uncommon. Estimates of prevalence for adults range between 30% and 45%, depending on gender and age. Some of the most common concerns include:
- Anxiety about sex
- Lack of sexual desire
- Anxiety or uncertainty about sexual orientation
- Conflicting sexual desires between partners
- Recovery from sexual abuse or sexual assault
- Body-image issues
- Sexual impulses or compulsions that cause distress
- Female sexual disorders:
- Sexual interest/arousal disorder
- Orgasmic disorder
- Genitopelvic pain/penetration disorder
- Male sexual disorders
- Hypoactive sexual desire disorder
- Delayed ejaculation
- Erectile disorder
- Premature ejaculation
Addressing Sexuality in Therapy
Sexual energy is powerful and can profoundly affect a person’s mood, thoughts, and general state of being. Discussing one’s sexuality with partners, family, and friends can provoke anxiety, frustration, and even shame when a person believes his or her fantasies and behaviors may be deemed inappropriate by others. Fortunately, finding the right therapist means finding a safe place to talk about any difficulties, fantasies, fears, memories, or desires regarding sexuality.
Sexual intimacy can be one of the most satisfying and fulfilling experiences, but for many people, sexual activity is void of pleasure. Sex therapists are trained to help individuals and couples identify the source of their distress and reduce or remove those emotional barriers in order to enhance sexual experiences. Whether the physical symptom manifests through the inability to achieve orgasm or maintain arousal, or even through painful sex, a sex therapist can help identify the psychological source of the symptom. By treating the whole person, psychologically and physically, a therapist can help a person enhance his or her sexual experiences.
Couples Sex Therapy
Common reasons couples go to sex therapy include:
- body image/self esteem issues
- conflict with religious beliefs or values
- confusion about sexual orientation
- difficulty experiencing orgasm
- difficulty maintaining erections
- disproportioned sexual desires between partners
- erectile dysfunction
- lack of sexual desire
- negative attitude or fear towards sex due to previous trauma
- premature ejaculation
- painful intercourse
- sexual addiction, compulsive masturbation
- stress and/or anxiety regarding sexual performance
The process of couple’s sex therapy begins with a thorough assessment. The therapist will ask questions about both partners’ personal, physical, and sexual histories. Sexual history allows the sex therapist to gain insight into each person’s experience. From there, the therapist and couple can begin to explore the heart of the matter.
The goal of sex therapy is to help the couple heal from sexual problems. Our goal is to assist clients in reaching their greatest sexual potential. In sexual-marital therapy the therapist helps repair communication problems and heals the hurt of the past. Dynamic psychotherapy helps resolve trauma and childhood issues, all of which can shape a relationship and impact the couple.
Much of sex therapy involves looking towards the future for a healthy, fulfilling sex life. If you and your partner choose couples sex therapy, it will require a willingness to be open, honest, patient and understanding. An open mind and heart helps create a satisfying, long-lasting connection with your partner.
Goals of sex therapy for couples:
- improving communication about sex
- reducing co-dependency
- assisting each partner in developing a solid sense of self
- gaining clarity about who each partner is
- deepening intimacy between partners
- increasing sexual satisfaction for both partners
Sex therapists are typically psychotherapists with advanced specialization in talk therapy methods for sexual health. Sex therapy does not involve any sexual activity between therapist and client. Sex with a client is both unethical and illegal. Progress and change are made through discussion, exploration, and home assignments.
Effective sex therapy enhances integrity, self-esteem and sexual desire between partners. Whether a couple decides to remain together or to separate, an expert sex therapist will help each person have a healthy future.