Human Sexuality

Human Sexuality – Why Sex Therapy?

Times have changed, knowledge has increased thus causing a shift in psychology and medicine to integrate Sexual Wellness in our model of Health and Longevity.

Sex has long been the force that excites our bodies and touches our souls. It connects us mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. At a time when there is a demand for the highest quality of life possible, men and women of all ages are turning to medical professionals in order to maintain and restore their sexuality and vitality.

Sexual health is clearly an important health issue that has long been ignored.

Sex:

  • Dramatically optimizes our body’s functions.
  • Boosts our immune system.
  • Supports our cardiovascular system.
  • Releases us from physical and mental tension, stress and anxiety
  • Promotes good sleep
  • Elevates mood
  • Increases self-esteem
  • Fosters intimacy
  • Improves relationships

New research has shown sexual dysfunction to be heavily influenced by the balance or imbalance of hormones and neurotransmitters. This has lead to the development and availability of new treatments. A collaborative and comprehensive approach to each individual patient has been dramatically effective in relieving symptoms, maintaining health and restoring well-being.

Sexuality is one of the most complex aspects of the human experience. A host of psychological and physical factors are almost always intertwined and can impact an individual’s sexuality. Solving a physical problem may only be half of the battle.

If a sexual problem persists it often leads to:

  • Anger, frustration, low self-esteem, and/or emotional distance and blame, all which in turn can damage a relationship.

Board Certificated Sex Therapists are qualified to treat the same broad range of issues that other therapists treat, however sex therapists have additional advanced training in addressing sexual concerns. Sex therapy can help an individual learn to appreciate and have control over issues which may be inhibiting their sexual motivation or performance. Understanding the root cause is often necessary for a successful resolution.

Sex Therapy is appropriate for:

  • Individuals or couples that wish to improve their sexual functioning, enhance their sexuality, and/or foster intimacy.
  • For those experiencing:
    • Relationship issues, mismatched sexual desires, communication problems, and/or an inability to control their Sexual Behavior despite the consequences.
  • For those who may simply have questions and are in need of information.

Physical difficulties have a wide range of presentations as they pertain to Sexual Motivation, Sexual Capacity and Sexual Performance:

  • Lack of desire.
  • Decrease in Arousal.
  • Erection Difficulties.
  • Ejaculation Difficulties.
  • Difficulty with orgasm.
  • Pain.

Individuals undergo transitions in life that affect their sexuality:

  • Marriage.
  • Childbirth.
  • Separation.
  • Divorce.
  • Illness.
  • Disability.
  • Death of partner.

There are those who have concerns that revolve around their:

  • Sexual Identity and/or Sexual Orientation.

Sadly, there are those individuals who have experienced:

  • Sexual Abuse and/or sexual Trauma.

Sex therapy helps individuals learn more about their body and feel at ease with their sexuality as well as promoting intimacy across the life span. Human Sexuality is a great human experience that is central to ones personal identify and well being.

Maintaining Sexual Health at any age depends as much on ones mind as well as ones physical ability. Each of us is unique, therefore our sexual capabilities change, dependent upon the realities that exist in our lives, over a lifetime.

  • These may include:
    • Disability.
    • Illness.
  • Medication side effects.
  • Aging.
  • Stress.
  • Emotional issues.
  • Relationships conflicts.

The goals of Sex Therapy are to realistically restore and rebalance one’s Sexual Health as it relates to:

  • Sexual Communication.
  • Relationship Health.
  • Self-Stimulation.
  • Performance Anxiety.
  • Self-Esteem.
  • Hormone Related Sexual Imbalances.
  • Emotional Habits.
  • Aging.
  • Women’s and Men’s Sexual Health and Dysfunction.

By addressing the root cause of symptoms, the process of regenerating Sexual Health can begin.

There is a powerful mind/ body connection between Sexual Wellness and Health. A few of these benefits are:

  • Strengthening of the Immune System.
  • The Release of Physical and Mental Stress.
  • Elevation of Mood.
  • Binding Relationships.
  • Adding Zest to Life!