In a society that places a premium on sexual performance, a few disappointing sexual experiences can easily disrupt the balance between our self-esteem and the physical aspects of our sexuality. Sexuality is affected by a combination of physical, emotional, social and biological processes, so getting to the root of the problem is not always easy. For example, men who experience a brief period of difficulty maintaining sexual excitement may begin to see themselves as failures sexually and become more anxious with each new encounter. The same concept can be applied to women. Sexual stigma and porn driven sexual expectations may blur the lines between fantasy and reality.
Due to possible feelings of shame and embarrassment, people may choose not to share their sexual struggles and this has a tendency to compound the issue. Being open, honest and realistic can go a long way in understanding what causes such issues to arise in men and women alike.
There is an array of vastly diverse issues, and these issues are all extremely individual and will require a deeper discussion with a trained psychologist. Some common problems which our psychologists may assist you with are listed below: