Do you have questions or concerns about an aspect of your experience of sex or sexuality? It might be that your body isn't responding to sexual stimulation in the way you might expect it to. You might be thinking about terms like "erectile dysfunction" or "low desire" or "diminished libido". Or, maybe you've struggled to find ways of having sex or experiencing yourself as a sexual actor that feel comfortable? Feelings of shame, fear, anxiety or guilt may arise when you think about sex. Previous sexual experiences that were traumatic or that lacked full consent may linger. Finally, is sex a topic that creates conflict in your relationship? Has it been months or years since you last had sex as a couple?
These are some of the many reasons why individuals and couples seek out my services as a sex therapist. Sex therapy is a form of talk based psychotherapy or counselling designed to address sexual health and sexuality concerns. Through ongoing conversations I explore with clients the psychological, emotional, physiological, cultural and relational components of their in-the-moment experiences of sex and sexuality in order to create new understandings and new ways of responding that leave people feeling empowered to choose how and who they will be as sexual beings.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Rebecca Nava and talk with her about my work as a sex therapist for her new podcast Sex Ed Before Bed. We discussed a variety of topics related to sexuality and sexual health, including erectile dysfunction, pornography, lack of desire, and what to expect in therapy.
Listening might give you a bit more insight into this thing called "sex therapy" and help you decide if it might be helpful to you.
Click one of the links below to listen on your preferred podcast app: Take good care,