Sexual Health for Couples and Individuals

 

  • Arousal & Desire Problems
  • Couples Intimacy Enrichment Program
  • Sex Addiction Recovery

According to the World  Health Organization (WHO),

“sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence”.

Our sex life, like our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual life, is an important element in our identity.  Healthy emotional & sexual intimacy are crucial in creating wholeness in ourselves and our lives.  Sometimes problems arise that make sexual expression difficult or non-existent.

 

Many people are so uncomfortable talking about sex and about their own sexuality that problems get ignored.  Even doctors and other health professionals manage to avoid asking important questions about sexual health..

“I really admire the people who come in to address their sexual problems.  It takes a lot of courage.  I believe most people would  rather deprive themselves of a healthy sex life than to talk to a professional about it”
~~Dr. Lynne

 

 

 

 

 

SEX THERAPY

is conducted in a confidential office environment.  There is no sexual contact between therapist and client.  Sex therapists should have advanced post graduate training in clinical sexology and meet the Florida State regulatory criteria to provide sex therapy services.


 

arousal


 

Arousal is the physiological changes that happen in your body, preparing your body for sex.  Your body starts to make these changes before you actual notice it.  Arousal begins when the brain picks up on various stimuli.  It could be something you see, something you feel, touch, taste, or hear.  Arousal happens when you are being touched in a certain way, Arousal can begin by simply thinking about sex, fantasies, or your love partner. 

 

A problem with sexual arousal is when your body is not making the necessary physiological changes, or not enough change, to prepare you for sex.

 

These include erectile dysfunctions, premature or delayed ejaculation, lack of llubrication, pain with penetration, inability to have sexual intercourse due to tight vaginal muscle contractions.

 

 

 

 

 

things that affect SEXUAL

AROUSAL

AND

DESIRE


 

Anxiety about your “performance”

Feeling inexperienced and lacking in confidence

Beliefs that sex is “bad” or “dirty”

Past sexual trauma

Difficulties communicating your needs & wants

Depression

Alcohol and substance abuse

Some medications

Certain medical conditions

Chronic pain

Low hormones

Injury or illness

Using sex as a means to cope with other emotions

Sex Addiction & compulsivity

Hurting others through sexual behavior

 

desire


Think of sexual desire as you would would “appetite”. for food.  It is likely that there have been times when you lost your appetite–perhaps, when you had the flu or were injured in some way.  You lost interest in eating.   You may even be able to go several days, weeks, or depending on the illness, months without feeling ‘hungry’–forgetting about food and your need to eat.

Problems with sexual desire are the same as losing your appetite for food.  You lack interest in sex.  You may even go weeks, months, years without thinking about sex.  It may only become a ”problem” when your partner complains that your sex life is non-existent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Couples Intimacy Enrichment Program

For couples who want to build a stronger emotional, sensual, and sexual connection

Ideal for couples who have found their sex life has sizzled out, having become mundane, predictable, and boring.

Also a successful approach to arousal & desire problems in one or both partners

 

 

 

  • 10-12 session program

 

  • Structured, step by step, approach that keeps you active in the process, while learning, growing and having fun.

 

  • Uses Masters & Johnson’s sensate-focused principles, along with Mindfulness, and communication strategies.

 

  • learn how to heighten your own sensual and sexual sensations.

 

  • learn communication strategies that improve emotional intimacy, as well as your ability to talk more openly about your needs, ,desires, and preferences.

 

 

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