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What Is Sex Therapy?

I provide sex therapy to individuals and couples.

Have you found yourself saying: I WANT...

...to feel closer to my partner
...to feel more confident in the bedroom
...to last longer
...sex to be fun again
...to want sex

If any of these sound familiar, then sex therapy might be right for you.

WHAT IS SEX THERAPY, EXACTLY?

Sex therapy is a type of talk-based therapy that focuses on improving elements of sexual health that may be lacking.

The goal of sex therapy is to make changes that last long after therapy ends. What some people might not know about sex therapy is that it can actually look quite similar to other types of therapy; the difference is that we are focusing on sexual health and intimacy.

Thanks to recent advances in sexual health research, we now know that treating sexual problems with medication alone (like using Viagra for ED) simply doesn’t work for most people. The “little blue pill” isn’t a magic cure-all for most men, and there is no “little pink pill” for women!

Here’s a glimpse at the Top 3 treatments used to treat sexual problems:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT teaches us that our experience in the bedroom is more closely related to how we think about the situation, instead of the situation itself.

By learning to change unhelpful thinking and behaviour, we can improve mood, lower stress, strengthen a sexual response, and make sex more enjoyable again!

CBT is what we call a “change-based” approach to therapy, and it is one of the most effective therapies out there.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness refers to a state of being fully present in the moment, and doing so without judgment. By learning to observe our experiences in the bedroom without getting caught up in our thoughts or reactions, we become less overwhelmed, happier, and sex gets even better!

Mindfulness is what we call an “acceptance-based” approach to therapy, and is one of the fastest growing proven therapies that we have for sexual health.

Sex Therapy

There are a number of tips, tricks, and tools in sex therapy to improve our sex lives. These tools can help people last longer, reach orgasm, start wanting sex more, and enjoying sex more.

Some techniques target behaviour (like practicing new ways of being intimate either alone or with a partner), while some techniques focus more on how we think about sex (for example, making sex less of a ‘performance sport’ and more of an ‘enjoyment activity’). 

Sex therapy has been around for a long time and continues to gain momentum.

Are you ready to have a more fulfilling sex life? Contact me today to find out whether sex therapy is right for you, or to book your first appointment.