Sexuality refers to an individual’s habits and preferences in terms of sexual behavior and desire. These qualities begin development early in life and are influenced by indirect and more direct family messages, abuse/neglect, culture, the media, and, religious influences. Influenced by multiple factors, sexual expression vary as much or even more than individuals’ preferences for food, hobbies, or entertainment.
Sexual intimacy can be one of the most satisfying and fulfilling experience in which humans engage. By contrast, it can be of deep concern to many people. An estimated 30% to 45% adults in the United States struggle with sexual problems during their lifetime. Individuals may experience confusion or distress in their sexual or desired sexual behavior. Many of these people experience sexual difficulties due to multiple reasons including negative feelings, traumatic experiences, or other psychological problems that prevent them from engaging or fully participating in sexual intimacy. Individuals may also experience sexual problems because of other mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety.
MentalVerdure’s licensed professionals are available to help these individuals.
Some of the most common sexual problems include:
- Anxiety about sex
- Erectile disfunction
- Lack of sexual desire
- Anxiety or uncertainty about sexual orientation or gender identity
- Conflicting sexual desires between partners
- Recovery from sexual abuse or sexual assault
- Body image concerns
- Sexual impulses or compulsions that cause distress
Sexual interest/arousal disorders among females and males include:
- Sexual interest/arousal disorder
- Orgasmic disorder
- Genitopelvic pain/penetration disorder
- Hypoactive sexual desire disorder
- Delayed ejaculation
- Erectile dysfunction
- Premature ejaculation
Therapy for Issues in Sexuality
When people perceive that their sexual concerns or questions are deemed inappropriate by partners, family, and friends, they may experience anxiety, frustration, and even shame, which may lead to further distress. In such instances, professional intervention may be beneficial. MentalVerdure.com sex therapy clinicians are professionals who obtained specialized training to help individuals and couples identify sources of sexual distress, deal with sexual issues, and reduce or remove emotional barriers in order to enhance sexual experiences.
Finding the right therapist can offer individuals a safe place to talk about any difficulties, fantasies, fears, memories, or desires regarding their sexuality. MentalVerdure.com provides counseling and therapy through our group of professionals who are highly experienced in working with clients to help you overcome these problems. We do so in the safest and most convenient environment so our clients have a most positive outcome.