What are the signs of sexual problems?
Signs of sexual issues look different for everyone and range from severe to minor concerns. Problems that may appear along with sexual problems may include:
- Relationship problems
- Emotional Distress
- Financial Distress
- Loss of desire and libido
- Body Image
- Children or other Family member issues
What can cause a Sexual Problem?
Sexual concerns are often a combination of psychological or causes physiological physical conditions. Many times a sexual issue may be attributed to a medical issue. For men, Peyronies disease is a medical condition caused by repeated penile injury, typically during sex or physical activity. For Women, Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome is a disorder that occurs in females and mainly affects the reproductive system.
General health issues are also connected to sexual disorders, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease.
One of the most significant contributors to sexual dysfunction is stress-related symptoms. Work stress, financial concerns, parenting and elder family concerns, life changes, loss of a life are serious issues to consider as you explore your current concerns related to sexual dysfunction.
Certain medications are also contributing factors and will often state a warning on the label for possible side effects that can cause sexual dysfunction. Prescription medications have been shown to lower sex drive and alcohol consumption, illicit drugs as well as smoking have also been shown to have a direct impact on sexual functioning.
Other significant psychological concerns such as past or current emotional, physical or sexual abuse, religious orientation and foundational beliefs, past relationships, frequency or abstinence of sexual experiences are also mitigating factors that can trigger sexual anxiety.
Addressing sexual concerns
Sexual health should be considered as part of your overall health plan. Sexuality is a significant component of overall life satisfaction but is often the least addressed due to the embarrassment or cultural concerns. We can help you understand that it really is all right to talk to a professional about your sexual concerns in a confidential environment to lessen your feelings of despair and frustration. We often associate sexual health with our overall level of life satisfaction and can act out in unhealthy ways specifically due to our sexual frustrations.
Get help for sexual disorders & intimacy issues
Therapy for sexual dysfunction is offered in a supportive, non-judgmental manner to help you develop an understanding that you are not alone and that there is real help available as you explore this very important aspect of your life.
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