Sexual dissatisfaction occurs when your sexual experiences do not bring you pleasure, fulfillment, or connection. Sexual dissatisfaction can be accompanied by feelings of dread, anxiety, frustration, and discomfort. Over time, you may notice that you want to engage in intimacy less frequently or find yourself avoiding intimate experiences all together. At times sexual dissatisfaction my occur in combination with “sexual dysfunction”, a persistent and recurrent problem with arousal, desire, orgasm or pain that interferes with your ability to engage in intimate experiences. Sexual dissatisfaction and dysfunction can create significant personal distress and relationship difficulties that impact women’s sexual satisfaction and self-confidence.
Many of my clients find themselves stuck in patterns of self-judgement and disconnection that impacts their comfort initiating or taking part in sexual experiences.
How Sex Therapy for Women Can Help You!
Sex Therapy can help you reconnect with your body and begun to reclaim feelings of curiosity, compassion, and self-discovery that are crucial to embodied sexual experiences. Some common concerns addressed in sex therapy for women include low libido, arousal difficulties, pain with intercourse, sexual avoidance, sexual shame or anxiety, and sexual trauma. The goal of sex therapy is that you feel more in tune with your body and able to connect with the needs, desires, and boundaries that exist as a part of your sexual wellbeing.
Sex Therapy for Women may be helpful if you notice the following:
- Feelings of guilt or shame that accompany sexual experiences
- Persistent difficulties with arousal, desire, and orgasm
- Discomfort initiating or taking part in sexual experiences
- Confusion about how your body responds to intimate experiences
- Lack of knowledge or understanding about sex/intimacy that are impacting your self-confidence
- It’s difficult to make time for intimacy in the midst of a busy schedule or because you’re exhausted and overwhelmed
- Your sexuality and self-confidence are impacted by the way you feel about your body
It’s time to reach out to someone if you notice that sexual experiences are becoming overwhelming or something is getting in the way of your sexual experiences feeling fulfilling or pleasurable.
It’s important that women are provided with spaces where they can talk about their sexual health in combination with their mental health. Your sexual and relationship satisfaction play a huge role in your overall wellbeing! Let’s work together to increase your sexual satisfaction and create authentic, fulfilling sexual experiences.