SEXUAL DISFUNCTIONS

Male Sexual Dysfunctions.

Erectile dysfunction or impotence is the most talked about sexual dysfunctions. However, men can face a whole range of sexual dysfunctions. These can broadly be classified as erectile difficultly, ejaculation issues, loss of sexual desire. Erectile dysfunction is commonly linked to diabetes and a predictor of heart disease. Erectile dysfunction treatment or ed treatment is available.

Erectile Dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction affects one in five men and increases significantly with age. When men are tired, stressed or drink too much alcohol they may be unable to maintain an erection. An incidence of erectile failure can become persistent due to anxiety and fear. Erectile dysfunction is also common  with health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.

Premature Ejaculation.

Ejaculatory difficulties can be divided into three main groups. Rapid ejaculation problems are when you ejaculate too soon. Delayed ejaculation is when it takes longer than you would like to ejaculate. Anejaculation is a failure to ejaculate. Psychosexual therapy or sexual counselling can help with improving satisfaction with ejaculation function.

Inhibited desire.

It is important to keep in mind that the different categories often overlap. For example, many men who have trouble getting an erection will develop a loss of desire. This can be in response to anxiety and embarrassment caused by erectile failure.
 Inhibited desire is a lack of spontaneous sexual thoughts and fantasies to sexual activities.

Female Sexual Dysfunctions.

Women have reported increasing sexual difficulties in recent years. Sexual difficulties experienced by women can be classified under four broad categories. Theses are a lack of sexual desire, arousal difficulties
, lack of  orgasm and painful sex.

Loss of desire.

Women have a similar sexual desire to men. It is common for women in relationships to find it difficult to feel spontaneous sexual desire. Partners can feel resentful if they are always the one who make the first move. Sex therapy can assist the couple to find new ways of feeling more sexually confident.

Difficulties in becoming aroused.

Some women find that they experience little or no sensation during sexual activities. Arousal also happens psychologically in the mind, as pleasure and sexual thoughts can be affected by unpleasant sexual experiences or a dissatisfactory relationship.  

Difficulties in attaining orgasm.

Pressure to reach orgasm during intercourse can cause anxiety. Three quarters of women do not achieve orgasm through penetration. Approximately ten percent of women experience anorgasmia. This is an inability to reach orgasm despite being sufficiently aroused to have sex. Some causes of anorgasmia can be  sexual inexperience, difficulty losing control and performance anxiety.

Painful Sex or Genito Pelvic Pain Penetration Disorder.

Painful sex for woman can be due to a number of reasons. This can be physical or psychological. Psychosexual therapy can be an extremely successful treatment.

All practitioners at Sex Therapy Lancashire are members of the following professional organisations.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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