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Common Sexual Issues

Trauma is a psychological response to a dangerous event or period of time that continues to cause emotional distress for the individual. Parts of the psyche may feel 'stuck' in the event. The mos common forms of trauma I see having deep impacts on sex and relationships is sexual abuse, domestic violence, and religious abuse. 

Anorgasmia
Anorgasmia & Low Libido

Anorgasmia is a rather nasty sounding word, that simply means that you don’t reach orgasm, or very rarely reach orgasm. It can also refer to having no sexual desire or a very low desire for sex. Anorgasmia can be very frustrating, and is being seen more commonly, even though we live in a hypersexually media saturated culture. 

 

Low or no desire for sex can stem from many sources, including hormone imbalances, stress, psychological distress, and medication. It is particularly problematic when you wish to show your partner physical affection, but your body is telling you to put on a space suit and activate your force field. 

Sexual Trauma and Childhood Abuse

Both men and women are victims, it happens to children, adolescents and adults of all races, religions and economic status. 

Sexual trauma takes a toll on our bodies, relationships, career,and parenting.

Being believed, supported, and provided with a gentle and honest way to move beyond sexual trauma is available to you, so that you can thrive again, reclaim your right to live without fear or pain.

Painful sex
Increasing pleasure
Help! There's an affair in the air

Affairs happen- they usually come as a shock, but sometimes its been brewing for a while- at least for one of you. If you have found yourself entangled in an affair and need help understanding what you are feeling, or if you have discovered your partner is in an affair- this is the time to get help. Affairs don't have to mean the end of a relationship. They are a a serious wake up call for sure, and its time to make a plan on how, and indeed whether you move forward together or start to separate your paths.

Porn/Sex/Love Addiction

Porn Addiction does effects your sexual, relational and social lives. The addiction itself can become overwhelming, producing an urge to continue to consume porn at ever increasing time frames and intensity. People report binging on porn for hours or days at a time and feeling a sense of shame and desperation about their inability to stop. 

 

Apart from infringing upon your time, research has shown that excessive porn use can actually lead to erectile dysfunction and impotence, as well as depression, insomnia, relational difficulties and unsatisfying sex.

Low libido

Resources and Recommended Reading

Here are some links to books that I usually recommend...

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