Sexuality is a window into someone’s soul, it can be a very important aspect in the life of an individual and/or the couple- Contact me for more information.
Sexual desire is the interest or motivation to engage in sexual activities. Many experience a loss of sexual desire, also known as libido, lust, attraction to name a few. There are many reasons why sexual desire could be low. Hormones could play a role, psychological elements such as love, trust or simply not being in the sexual state of mind. This varies with both men and women, no matter what their sexual orientation is. A question you might ask yourself is, how can sex therapy help?
A Sex therapist is there to talk about things all things that are very intimate, and that you probably never mentioned to anyone. They will make you feel comfortable expressing your desire, needs, and wants that you might be keeping secret from your partner/s. Sex therapy really gets to the core of the problem. In therapy you will be able to finally discover why your libido is low and what you can do to bring it back up. You might have had possible negative experiences that have led you to feel in a certain way and within therapy we will explore these and help you through them.
Sexual addiction also known as ‘hypersexuality’ or ‘hyper sexual disorder’ is a ‘dysfunctional preoccupation with sexual fantasy and behavior, often involving the obsessive pursuit of non-intimate sex, pornography, compulsive masturbation, romantic intensity and objectified partner sex’ to Robert Weiss the founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute. This type of disorder affects not only the person but also their loved ones. Sex addiction have lost control over their sexual behavior and are unable to stop despite negative consequences to self or others. Monika Kreinberg is a board certified sex therapist trained to work with individuals and couples who are affected by this type of addiction.
Sexual addiction starts because of a neurochemical response that allows the addict to feel excited, in control and pleasure. This allows them to avoid feelings of stress and emotional discomfort. Unfortunately, it leads people to feel shame, guilt, low self esteem, other mental health issues, sexual dysfunctions such as erectile disorder, STDs, couples’ issues. Therapy for this type of problem will focus on dealing with the traumatic memories from the past, as well as learning how to live addiction free.
According to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 3 out of 10 men, and 4 out of 10 women, experience sexual problems. Any problem that occurs during the sexual response cycle and prevents the individual or couple from experiencing pleasure or satisfaction is categorized as a sexual dysfunction. Some examples of types sexual dysfunctions are desire disorders (when you or your partner have a lack of sexual desire or interest), arousal disorders (the inability to become excited during sexual activity), orgasmic disorders (when there is a delay or absence of orgasm), and pain disorders (when there is pain during intercourse). Some common sexual dysfunctions are Erectile Disorder and female sexual interest disorder, to name a few.
Other examples of sexual dysfunctions also include delayed ejaculation, female orgasmic disorder, genito-pelvic pain disorder, male hypoactive sexual desire disorder and premature ejaculation. There are different factors that can affect an individual’s sexual problems. A sex therapist will help you understand the problem and not only help you determine what it is caused by, but also help you through it. It is important to see a certified sex therapist if you experience any of the problems above, as they have had intense training in this area and have the experience necessary to help you.
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