Struggles around sexuality come with many different aspects. It could be medical, emotional, cultural problems, combination, or the inability to control your behavior.
Once we identify what the struggle is, then we look at how it impacts your life and functioning, and your relationship. Ruling out things like medical challenges is important to begin the process of treatment.
Sex therapy is not about “doing the activity” but more about working through the problems and challenges you are facing as a couple. Homework assignments outside of sessions will help to learn and implement new things as well as improve some current or old activities in your intimacy.
In the article on healthline.com (Medically reviewed by Janet Brito, Ph.D., LCSW, CST — Written by Kimberly Holland — Updated on June 26, 2018),
they explain What is sex therapy? and is great information that may help you prior to starting your own sex therapy.
The goal of sex therapy is to help people move past physical and emotional challenges to have a satisfying relationship and pleasurable sex life.
Sexual dysfunction is common. In fact, 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men report experiencing some type of sexual dysfunction during their lifetimes. These dysfunctions may include:
lack of response to sexual stimulus
inability to reach orgasm
inability to control sexual behavior
distressing sexual thoughts
unwanted sexual fetishes
A fulfilling sex life is healthy and natural. Physical and emotional intimacy are essential parts of your well-being. When sexual dysfunction occurs, having a fulfilling sex life can be difficult.
Sex therapy may be able to help you reframe your sexual challenges and increase your sexual satisfaction.
As you contemplate your own sex therapy – instead of being embarrassed or feeling like “there’s nothing wrong with me” or “I can’t do anything about it” seriously consider getting the help you need and deserve and move toward renewing that place of a happy sex life.
For more information or if you would like to make an appointment, please contact our office and let us help you start your journey to a better and happy sexual being.