Struggling with a sexual problem?
The nature of sexual problems
Sexual problem can happen to anyone at any time across cultures, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and social/marital status.
it can make us feel very alone. Some people feel so fearful, self-conscious or ashamed of their sexual problem that they suffer for months or even years without discussing their worries with anyone, even their partner. And yet sexual difficulties are very common and can have many causes.
The causes of sexual problem can be attributed to the following factors:
- Physical (the effect of illness, accident, surgery, disability or medications)
- Psychological (due to anxiety, depression or other mental health problems)
- Emotional (for example, unresolved grief or unhappiness due to other problems in the relationship)
- Situational (they only happen under certain circumstances, such as when your in-laws are staying!) Or a combination of several of these factors.
What is Psychosexual Therapy? Who can help ?
Fortunately, there are professionals throughout the UK who are specially trained to diagnose and treat all kinds of sexual difficulties, whatever the cause.These professionals, called psychosexual (or sex) therapists or counsellors, will usually have a background in medicine, nursing and/or one of the psychological therapies. In addition, they will have undertaken specialist training in the causes and treatments of sexual dysfunction, which makes them knowledgeable and comfortable with talking about sex. Psychosexual therapy (sex therapy) has been around since the 1950s and has proven success rates.