Many people aren’t sure if its ok to talk about sex, sexual issues or concerns, or sexual identity in therapy. Often people may be concerned if they will be judged or shamed for their sexual interests.
Despite having a culture where sex is almost everywhere we look (TV, movies, ads, music), we haven’t done a great job teaching people how to talk about sex and how to get in touch with their own sexual desires. Overt discussion of sex is still marginalized in our society.
Therapy is a safe place to talk about your sexuality, sexual function concerns, and sexual interests. Discussing sexuality in therapy can help you address issues, become more comfortable talking about sex (which can then translate to better communication with partners), and finding acceptance for aspects of your sexuality that may be marginalized.
Sexual Function concerns may include topics such as:
- Desire discrepancy
- Painful sex
- Premature ejaculation / delayed ejaculation / Erectile Dysfunction
- Difficulty with Orgasm (solo or partner)
- Sexuality after trauma
- Dyspareunia, Vaginismus
Other sexuality topics may include:
- Sexuality & Spirituality or Sexuality & Religion
- Kink, Fetish, BDSM
- Sexual Identity
- Sex & Aging
- Anxiety & Sex
- Out of control sexual behavior
- Sexual communication
- Sexual boundaries