Sexuality has the unique capacity to create feelings of vitality, pleasure, intimacy and well-being. For some people, however, sex can be a source of discomfort, frustration or pain. The issues they face may be personal in nature, or may be a result of the interplay between partners in relationships.
Sex therapy provides clients to explore their experience of sex and of their sexuality to make better sense of why they might be experiencing the challenges they're experiencing, and how they might address these challenges in novel and effective ways in order to find greater safety, pleasure and motivation in their sex lives.
Clients often seek out sex therapy to address the following concerns:
Sexless relationships and sexless marriages
Emotional barriers to sex, including sexual shame
Sexual desire and preference discrepancies between partners
Exploring sexual attitudes
Opening up relationships to sex with others
Addressing discomfort related to sexual fantasy or sexual practices
building confidence in their sexual identity
In addition, I work with clients to address the following clinical issues:
Arousal issues: erectile dysfunction, lack of female genital arousal
Desire issues: too much or too little desire, differences in desire between partners
Orgasm issues: premature ejaculation, lack of orgasm, difficulty reaching orgasm
Pain issues: specific genital pain and discomfort and how it affects sexual experiences, general body pain
Compulsion issues: pornography, masturbation and sexual behaviours that feel outside of your ability to control them