Sex Therapy and 

Relationship Counselling in Bristol

Karen Jones

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Sexual problems


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. 


Women

- Pain during intercourse (sometimes called dyspareunia)

- Difficulty having intercourse (often due to a condition called vaginismus)

- Difficulty reaching orgasm (known as anorgasmia).

Men

  • Difficulty in achieving or maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction or ED, sometimes called impotence)
  • Ejaculating too quickly (premature ejaculation, PE or rapid ejaculation)
  • Difficulty reaching orgasm (known as retarded ejaculation).

There are also many sexual difficulties that can affect men or women. These include:

  • Difficulties arising from past sexual abuse
  • Lack of enjoyment or desire
  • Sex addiction
  • Concerns about use of pornography
  • Concerns about particular sexual activities or fantasies
  • Difficulties associated with illness or disability
  • Concerns associated with aging or the menopause.


Couples

All of these sexual problems will of

course have an impact on the couple 

relationship. Other sexual difficulties that

can arise within couples include:


  • Differences in expectations about sex
  • Lack of desire or different levels of desire
  • Damage to a relationship because of an affair
  • Disappointment in a sexual relationship.


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.




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