Sexual dysfunction refers to conditions that impact sexual desire, arousal, orgasm, and pain during intercourse. Sexual dysfunction is common which is why people of all sexes, genders, orientations, and relationship statuses can benefit from psychosexual therapy.
What causes sexual dysfunction?
These conditions can affect both men and women and can be caused by many things like psychological issues, physical conditions, and medication. Some common types of sexual dysfunction include erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and anorgasmia.
What is anorgasmia?
Anorgasmia is the inability to reach orgasm despite adequate sexual stimulation. It can affect both men and women, and can be caused by a variety of factors including psychological issues, physical conditions, and medications.
What are other sexual dysfunction examples?
Common concerns that are frequently treated with psychosexual therapy include:
- Mismatched libidos and desire discrepancies
- Painful sex
- Difficulties in reaching orgasm
- Delayed ejaculation
- Porn dependency
- Anxiety before or during sex
- Low mood contributing to low sexual desire
- Body image concerns
- Adjusting to sex after pregnancy and childbirth
- Adjusting to illness and disability
- Adjusting to sexually transmitted infection
- Recovering from sex related trauma
In addition to these concerns, everyone can benefit from increased awareness of their own bodies, sexuality, and desires. As such, you may also come to therapy with no specific problem but a desire to learn more about your sexual anatomy, functioning or safe sex practices in a confidential and non-judgmental space.
How do you deal with sexual dysfunction?
Treatments for sexual dysfunction may include therapy, changes to medication, and exercises to improve sexual function. If you are experiencing difficulty with sexual function, speaking with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment plan can really help.