What constitutes a sexual problem?
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:
Common Sexual Problems
Although a variety of sexual problems do exist, commonly experienced issues are:
- Paraphilic disorders
- Sexual and Gender identity disorders
- Sexual dysfunction:
- Female dysfunctions: Female sexual interest/arousal disorder
- Male dysfunctions:
- Erectile disorder/ Pre-mature ejaculation
- Male hypoactive sexual desire disorder
Sexual problems & Treatment at Armchair Psychology
At Armchair Psychology, we understand that it can be extremely difficult coping with issues around sexual identity, sexual dysfunction and stigmatised conditions that you may not feel comfortable speaking about with those close to you. This can cause further anxiety and contribute to diminished mental health outcomes that can affect other aspects of your daily life. All our sessions are confidential, and our team will find an individualised approach to gaining clearer insights for every patient. We can then work together to address and overcome any issues that may come up on an individual basis and improve the long-term mental health outcomes that are associated with sexual problems and disorders.
Where can you find us?
Armchair Psychology is located only 1 minute from Edgecliff train station in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. If you are struggling and would like to regain control of your life, reach out to our friendly team or book an appointment today.
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