Low/Non-Existent Sex Drive
So many factors can contribute to difficulty achieving interest or arousal. Oftentimes, it is found that anxiety can be an underlying issue when dealing with the lack of desire for touch, activity, or emotional intimacy that may come from engaging sexually. Sometimes this may even be a result of sexual trauma. In working with a sex therapist, one might gain insight into early experiences that contribute to their feelings toward sex, or engaging sexually with themselves or others. Engaging in practices suggested by a sex therapist may also increase knowledge of erogenous zones and understanding of positive sexual sensations in the body.
While there is no concrete diagnosis for sexual addiction, it is possible that sexual thoughts or actions (including observing pornographic material “excessively”) may interfere with your everyday life. In working with a sex therapist, one who experiences these interferences might address impulse control, and the underlying reasons for seeking out an amount sexual contact and experiences that one may consider atypical. Group therapy is often utilized as a great source of support and process work through sexual addiction when used in conjunction with individual therapy. What are some symptoms of a possible sexual addiction?
Sexual and/or Gender Identity
These are just a few topics that may come up in sex therapy, but if you are struggling with any part of your sexual self or experience, sex therapy may be a worthy avenue to explore. We utilize psychodynamic psychotherapy to inquire about early experiences, relationship experiences, and self-talk to assist in processing the many possibilities of sexual issues. If you are struggling with any of the topics above, or another sex-related issue, please get in touch with Menachem Psychotherapy Group for a phone consultation.
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