Most people will experience problems with their sex life at some point. Your sex life can change for any number of reasons – having a baby, new partner, being tired, stressed or depressed or if you are lacking in self-esteem. In the majority of cases, these problems will improve on their own as the underlying issues improve.
If things don’t improve, you may need specialist support as if left untreated these issues can lead to more distress and potentially harm your relationship.
Some common problems you may need help with are:
• lack of desire
• difficulty getting or keeping an erection (erectile dysfunction)
• premature ejaculation or other ejaculation problems
• lack of desire
• difficulty having an orgasm
• pain during sex or inability to have penetrative sex
Some people are embarrassed about seeing a sex therapist, but they are very experienced therapists who regularly talk to people about their sex life. A sex therapist will listen to you describe your problems and assess whether the cause is likely to be psychological, emotional or physical or a combination of the three.
Talking about your experiences and exploring the potential causes will help give you get a better understanding of what is happening and work towards some solutions. The therapist may also give you exercises and tasks to carry out with your partner in your own time. Each therapy session is completely confidential. You can see a sex therapist by yourself but if your problem affects your partner as well, it may be better for you both to attend.
Sessions usually last for 30-50 minutes at £40 per session from our premises in Gateshead Town Centre. The therapist may advise you to have weekly sessions or to see them less frequently, such as once a month.
To book an appointment call 0191 466 1314.