Both men and women can experience a variety of sexual issues that might affect their ability to enjoy sex. This can have a significant effect on the quality and closeness someone feels within a relationship.
Experiencing difficulties in your sexual life can lead to low mood, frustration and even despair. Not being able to have a full sexual life can also lead to a range of issues connected with poor self-esteem and low self-image for both genders.
Commonly referred sexual difficulties for women are:
- loss of libido
- difficulty with orgasm
- pain during intercourse.
Commonly referred sexual issues for men are:
- premature ejaculation
- loss of erections
- delayed ejaculation.
Some sexual difficulties have an underlying medical component, and so it is important that these are considered by a relevantly qualified medical practitioner. This could mean a trip to your GP or sexual health clinic to rule out certain medical issues at a relevant point. Additionally, prescription medications like SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors), used for the treatment of depression, can have an influence on the sexual function of both men and women. However, where there is no underlying medical concern or reason for sexual function difficulties, a psychotherapeutic approach, such as the talking therapy that I use in my online practice, can bring about extremely good outcomes for psychologically based sexual issues.