Common Sexual Dysfunctions

Low or no sexual desire

If this is your experience, you will find that you are simply not interested in sexual intimacy or you have less desire that you used to.  Having a low sex drive, decrease in libido, or a different level of interest for sexual intimacy than your partner, can cause concern for you and tension in your relationship.

Sex therapy can help you explore the causes for low desire and achieve your sexual potential.

Sexual Arousal and Orgasm Difficulties

When you don’t feel a sexual response in your body or maybe you begin to respond but can’t stay aroused.  This can affect your ability to lubricate, get and maintain erection, relax and enjoy sexual intimacy.  Sex therapy can help you learn to relax, surrender to pleasure and increase your success.  If you can’t orgasm, or can in some situations and not others you may be concerned about your sexual response.

Sexual Pain in Women

Sexual pain disorders can include:

  • Dyspareunia – a general term for painful intercourse
  • Vaginismus – involuntary spasm of the muscles of the vaginal canal making vaginal penetration painful or impossible
  • Vulvodynia _ experienced as chronic pain at the opening on the vagina

When you are experiencing pain during or after sex, you may find it difficult to enjoy sex and begin to avoid intimacy.  The medical conditions that lead to painful sex may start as a physical issue, but lead to emotional ones.  Sex therapy can help you with coping strategies and to address the emotional impact of your situation.

Erectile Difficulties

If you are having difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection during sexual intimacy you are not alone.  Sex therapy can help to discuss the psychological causes, the emotional effects and increase your sexual success.

Premature or Rapid Ejaculation

When you ejaculate with minimal stimulation before or shortly after penetration and more quickly than you want to.  Suggested causes include inability to perceive sexual arousal, low frequency of sexual activity, anxiety and physical predisposition. Sex therapy can help to identity the contributing factors address barriers and increase sexual satisfaction.

Sexual Addiction

If you are hiding some of your sexual behaviors from others, making efforts to quit a sexual activity, but can’t and continue with your sexual behavior despite the negative consequences to yourself or your partner, you may benefit from a consultation.  Together, we can identify treatment options, coping strategies and ways to bring your sexuality into health.