Sexual difficulties

Sexual difficulties

Sex is part of life and should be the most natural thing in the world and yet most people will experience sexual difficulties at some point in their lives.

Why does it sometimes go wrong ?

There are many reasons why someone can have a period of difficulty - stress or overwork, medication, pain, depression, injury, child birth, having young children in the home, being in the wrong relationship, or due to a physical reason.

What is meant by a sexual problem?

Anything that is happening, or not happening, in your sex life that is causing you distress because it is not the way that you want it to be.


When faced with this, a range of emotions can occur from minor frustration to severe distress and this can effect sexual functioning, leading to the experience of mild symptoms at one end of the spectrum to very serious difficulties at the other, with all kinds of gradations in between.

Many people find it difficult to know how to tackle sexual problems and so require help.

What are the most common Female sexual problems ?

  • Vaginisimus (inability to have intercourse due to muscle spasm)
  • Dyspareunia (painful sex, for one or more of a variety of reasons)
  • Orgasmic dysfunction (inability to reach orgasm during intercourse, masturbation, or both)
  • Loss of desire

What are the most common Male sexual problems ?

  • Erectile dysfunction (the inability to sustain or maintain an erection)
  • Premature ejaculation (ejaculating too quickly)
  • Orgasmic dysfunction (failing to ejaculate or taking a long time to do so)
  • Loss of desire




How does CBP / CBT help ?


Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy (CBT) looks at how a person interprets and thinks about the their sexual functioning. Although understanding this is important, acting on that understanding and making change is also an integral part of resolving the problem.








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