We are constantly bombarded with messages about the importance of being sexy and performing spectacularly in the bedroom. Just turn on the TV for 30 seconds or glance at the magazine aisle next time you’re in line at the grocery store. Perfectionist ideas and unachievable “sexpectations” often leave many of us wondering whether we will ever be good enough in the bedroom. When we're in a relationship or marriage, we may come to believe that everyone else is “doing it better” or having more sex than we are. All of these damaging “sexpectations” can really take a toll on our self-confidence and our connection to our partner(s) – which is not very sexy, is it?
Sex therapy will help you overcome the barriers that get in the way of enjoying a healthy, happy, awesome sex life. It often includes “play assignments” between sessions that will be tailored uniquely to your goals. You can expect to work with a practitioner who talks about sex in an open and nonjudgmental manner, while still remaining professional and conscientious of your comfort level. Sex therapy can be beneficial either individually or relationally and is often an add-on to couples/marriage therapy.
Here are some of the issues sex therapy can address:
- Marital sexual burnout or boredom in the bedroom
- Difference in sexual desires or preferences from your partner(s)
- Addiction to sex or porn
- Difficulties with arousal and/or orgasm
- Safer sexual health counselling and education
- Pleasurable sex life for people living with sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Sex-related shame and guilt
- Taking your sex life to the next level, from “good sex” to “optimal sex”
- Healing from experiences of sexual abuse
- Sex and pleasure for transgender people undergoing HRT and transition-related surgeries
- Performance anxiety
- Kink and BDSM-related concerns
- Improving communication about sex
- Sexual orientation and identity
- Increasing self-esteem and confidence in the bedroom
- Exploring consensual non-monogamy, such as open relationships and polyamory
If you think sex therapy could be helpful for you, contact us today at email@example.com or 226-791-5606 to set up an appointment or a free 30-minute consultation.