Most women overlook their sexual problems and neglect to get help.
Research indicates that as many as 70% of all women experience significant sexual problems; either their own, or relating to their partner.
Most will suffer needlessly, and many will give up having sex altogether.
For many, the decision to get help to resolve a sexual issue is usually really difficult to make… In truth however, things can only get better when women accept that there is a problem and decide to get help to fix it.
Here at the FemTherapy Clinic, we have found that once such problems are adequately addressed, the majority of women, find that their sexual health and relationship problems become resolved and that their sex lives improve.
If there was one word that sums up what women feel after seeing one of our therapists, that word is ‘relief’. If there was a single sentence, it would be “Why didn't I do this sooner?”
Here at the FemTherapy Clinic, three questions drive our approach to sex therapy and the restoration sexual vitality:
- What do we need to do in order to alleviate you of distress and to fix your problem?
- What do we need to do to ensure that the problem doesn't’t re-emerge?
- What do we need to do to make sure your future sex life is not only satisfying but a source of great pleasure and intimate connection?
During our first session, we normally start off by asking you a few simple questions about your health, your sexual history and if you’re in a relationship, how things are going between the two of you. Anything that you tell us is treated in a respectful, non-judgemental, empathetic and confidential manner. There is no pressure. You only tell us what you want to tell us, when you are ready.
In later sessions, we’ll work together at trying to gain insight as to the nature and frequency of the issues. Your treatments not only have to work, but they need to make sense to you. At the end of each session, we give you practical strategies for addressing and resolving sexual challenges. Each time we meet, we discuss what worked, what didn't, and we make adjustments until we get “it” right.
But what if the problem relates to my partner?
Extensive research has shown that women frequently suffer from/experience sexual problems directly related to the sexual problems their male partners may be facing. Male sexual problems closely associated with female sexual issues include:
- a frequent inability to achieve or maintain an erection,
- prematature ejaculation/ delayed ejacuation,
- low levels of male sexual desire,
- poor sexual skills/ perceived sexual selfishness, or
- inadequate sexual communication/ understanding of women's sexual and intimate relationship needs.
Each condition can lead female partners towards experiencing their own forms of sexual dysfunction including sexual pain, difficulties in reaching orgasm, low sexual desire and emotional distress.
The good news however, is that our male sex therapists have extensive experience in working with men/couples and that many male sexual problems can be addressed (most often without the need for medication). Interestingly, many of our male patients eventually seek professional help as a result of their female partners requests, pleas or in cases of desperation, insistence.
For more information, please visit our Male Partner Issues tab .
To make an appointment to see one our sex or couple's therapists, please telephone Sydney: (02) 9262 9991