When To See a Sex Therapist
Sex therapy may seem like a taboo topic, but it’s just like any other therapy. It’s designed to help an individual or couples with emotionally and psychosocially driven sexual issues. Contrary to popular belief, there’s nothing kinky or deviant about seeking help from a trained sex therapist. If you are experiencing issues with your sex life, the last thing you probably want to do is talk about it. But, the naked truth is, sex therapy can be very beneficial.
4 Reasons to See a Sex Therapist
Learning basic sex education
It’s not uncommon for parents of teens to seek help when wanting to properly address questions regarding sex. Think back to your big “the birds and the bees” talk. Nine times out of 10, it was likely one of the most embarrassing, awkward conversations of your life. And more often than not, it was probably the only time your parents ever mentioned sex again. Seeking a sex therapist to help with the questions that will likely come about when you have a pre-teen can be the difference in a traumatic experience and an open conversation about sex.
Addressing sexual trauma
Unfortunately, we live in a culture of rape—meaning, we are a society that tends to victim blame and normalize sexual violence. With that unsettling reality, speaking with a sex therapist may be the only opportunity a survivor of sexual trauma may have to find peace with their experience. Many survivors of sexual trauma may approach sex therapy from an entirely different angle than non-survivors. In this sense, these clients may require more unique techniques and styles of sex therapy.
Concerns about sexual functions
Believe or not, sexual dysfunction is very common. In fact, according to Clevelandclinic.org, “43% of women and 31% of men report some degree of sexual difficulty.” While sex therapists don’t treat medical sexual dysfunctions that require addressing an underline medical condition or hormonal change, they can help pinpoint emotional or psychological reasons for sexual dysfunction.
Enhancing a sexual relationship
For any number of reasons, a couple may feel that their sex life isn’t as satisfying as they’d like it to be. Sexual issues don’t have to ruin your relationship. Speaking with a sex therapist can help you and your partner work together to create a plan to improve your sex life. It’s important to remember that men and woman tend to define and experience sex in different yet interrelated ways. In order to better enjoy sex for both partners, it may be a matter of freeing oneself from preconceived notions of what a sexual relationship should be.
At North Brooklyn Marriage and Family Therapy, we can provide you with a professional sex therapist that can help you feel more comfortable about seeking their expertise. Let’s face it, consulting a sex therapist may be a bit uncomfortable at first, but our therapists at both our Williamsburg and Greenpoint locations will set your mind, and your nerves, at ease. Contact us today, and let us help you find the sexual satisfaction you’ve been searching for.