Sex Therapy

Sexuality is part of being human, having a fulfilling and satisfying sexual relationships is fundamental. Sex therapy aims to assist individuals and couples by working through struggles relating to sexual functioning.

Erectile Dysfunction | Difficult Getting or Keeping an Erection
Anorgasmia | Difficulty with Orgasm
Vaginismus | Pain during sex | Inability to have penetrative sex
Libido | Desire & Sexual Satisfaction
Sexual Trauma | Sexual History
Premature Ejaculation | Other Ejaculation problems

Exploring Sex Therapy: Addressing Sexual Difficulties

Discover the transformative power of sex therapy, where we delve into beliefs, societal norms, media influence, relationships, the profound role of sex, intimacy, and sensuality, and the pursuit of pleasure in one’s life. Through a comprehensive assessment, explore how these factors shape an individual’s self-expression of their sexual needs. By evaluating their alignment with personal requirements and identifying potential distress or dysfunction, reclaim a fulfilling and authentic sexual journey.

Sex therapy, a specialized form of psychotherapy, addresses various sexual difficulties. Psychologists working within the domain of sex therapy generally have additional experience and training in sex therapy and sexual related dilemmas, this is a special interest area and it is recommended you work with a therapist with great understanding and knowledge of sexuality.

Sexual issues can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life and relationships, making it important to understand their diverse nature. Here are some sexual difficulties that can be addressed through sex therapy:

  • Discomfort with Sexuality: This encompasses feelings of unease or anxiety about one’s sexual identity, preferences, or behaviors. It can stem from societal stigma, personal beliefs, or past experiences.
  • Dissatisfaction with Sex: This involves negative feelings about one’s sexual experiences, which can range from not finding sex enjoyable to not feeling fulfilled or satisfied after sexual activities.
  • Anorgasmia: Often referred to as orgasmic disorder, anorgasmia is the persistent difficulty reaching orgasm despite adequate sexual stimulation. It can affect both men and women and can be particularly frustrating for individuals and couples.
  • Low Libido: Also known as reduced sex drive or hypoactive sexual desire disorder, low libido is characterized by a decreased interest in sexual activity. It’s normal for interest to fluctuate, but persistent low libido might indicate an underlying issue.
  • Erectile Dysfunction: This is a common condition, not limited to but increased frequency in older men, characterized by the consistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse.
  • Premature Ejaculation: This refers to ejaculation that occurs sooner than desired, often immediately or shortly after penetration, causing distress to one or both partners.
  • Delayed Ejaculation: This is a condition where men are unable to ejaculate, or ejaculation takes a very long time with sexual stimulation.
  • Vaginismus: This involves involuntary muscle spasms in the pelvic floor muscles that surround the vagina, causing pain, penetration problems, or complete inability to have intercourse.
  • Dyspareunia: This is persistent or recurrent pain during sexual intercourse. It can occur in both men and women and can be caused by physical or psychological factors.
What is sex therapy and how does it work?

Sex therapy is a specialized type of psychotherapy that addresses various sexual difficulties and disorders. It works by helping individuals or couples understand and address sexual problems to enhance their sexual relationships. It may involve discussing detailed sexual histories, conducting individual or relationship counseling, and giving specific exercises or techniques to practice at home.

Who can benefit from sex therapy?

Anyone experiencing sexual difficulties or seeking to enhance their sexual experiences can benefit from sex therapy. This includes individuals and couples struggling with issues such as low libido, sexual performance anxiety, sexual trauma, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and discomfort with sexual orientation or gender identity, among others.

Is everything discussed in sex therapy confidential?

Yes, everything discussed in sex therapy is confidential, just like in any other form of therapy. The therapist is bound by professional ethics and laws to maintain your privacy unless they believe there is a risk of harm to you or others.

How long does sex therapy take?

The length of sex therapy varies greatly depending on the specific issue and the individual’s or couple’s goals. Some people may see improvements within a few sessions, while others may need therapy for several months or longer. Regular sessions with a sex therapist are usually recommended for the best results.

It’s important to note that many sexual difficulties may have both physical and psychological components. Issues such as body image, emotional well-being, and self-esteem can significantly influence one’s sexual health. Therefore, a holistic approach that addresses both the physical and psychological aspects of these difficulties often leads to the most effective treatment. Often, working with a sexual health Physiotherapist and a Urologist and Gynaecologist are part of the working team assisting with sexual related difficulties.

Klarriti promotes inclusivity around sexual and gender diversity and the Klarriti sex therapy practitioners are proudly gender affirming practitioners.   

Sex therapy is a specialized type of psychotherapy that is focused on addressing concerns related to sexual health. This can include issues such as sexual dysfunction, sexual identity issues, concerns about sexual desire or arousal, pain during sex, and concerns about sexual compulsivity or addiction.

Sex therapy can also be beneficial for couples who are experiencing relationship difficulties due to sexual issues. Our therapists can help couples, throuples and all relationship setups improve communication about sexual issues, increase sexual satisfaction, and strengthen their emotional connection.

Our sex therapy services include:

  • Individual therapy sessions to address personal sexual concerns.
  • Couples therapy sessions to address relationship and sexual issues.
  • Education about sexual health and sexual functioning.
  • Development of effective coping strategies for sexual issues.

Through sex therapy services, individuals and couples can improve their sexual health and enhance their intimate relationships.

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