Most people experience sexual problems at
some point in their lives. Sex therapy can be
used effectively to treat all of the common
issues listed below.
- Pain during intercourse (sometimes called dyspareunia)
- Difficulty having intercourse (often due to a condition called vaginismus)
- Difficulty reaching orgasm (known as anorgasmia).
There are also many sexual difficulties that can affect men or women. These include:
All of these sexual problems will of
course have an impact on the couple
relationship. Other sexual difficulties that
can arise within couples include:
It is often helpful for both partners in a relationship to come to therapy, even when the sexual problems seem to be mainly associated with one person. Whatever the main issue, it is almost always helpful to incorporate elements of relationship counselling as well as sex therapyinto the process.