What is Sex Therapy?
Sex Therapy is counseling with an individual or a couple who is seeking to deal with intimacy issues in their relationship. The concerns that people bring to sex therapy are Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation, Pain during sex for men, Pain and Discomfort during sex for women, Sex or Porn Addiction, Delayed Ejaculation, Sexual trauma, and all other issues regarding intimacy.
An emphasis is placed on helping a couple learn to communicate about the difficulties they are having in their sex life. Your therapist will look to find the root of the problem that is persisting and work with you to find simple, but effective ways to resolve the concern. The goal will always be to improve the safety and health of the sexual experience for the couple.
Why is Sex Therapy important?
Sex itself is important in all marriages. You can measure how healthy a relationship is a lot of times by the healthiness of their sex lives. This is not always the case, though. Sometimes, the relationship is overly focused on sex. This would be an example of unhealthy intimacy. Healthy intimacy should be the culmination of a healthy relationship. Sex enhances the connection that already exists in the relationship.
Sex therapy helps a couple assess whether their sex life is healthy and if it is contributing to the connection or if there are some unhealthy aspects in their intimacy. By balancing the health of the relationship and the health of a couple’s sex life, the connection can be deepened. Many times, problems with intimacy cause the health of the relationship to decline because intimacy deepens the connection.
When should I go to Sex Therapy?
The best time to schedule an appointment is when problems start to show up. The more a problem persists or the longer it goes on, the more ingrained the problem can become. This means that anxiety and fear can become more intense due to the problem. Also, the longer a problem persists, the more damage it may cause.
The sooner you come to counseling, the quicker you will reconnect and correct the problem. You will be back on the road to increased intimacy and enjoyment. It’s an investment that’s worth your time. Every person wants and desires connection at our core. So, please get help as soon as you can!