Sexual and Sexuality Challenges

It is often difficult to talk about concerns related to sexual preferences, identity issues or sexual performance hinderances.


While society has made leaps and bounds over the pasts few decades in the support of embracing one’s sexuality, it is evident that we still have some way to go in regards to equality and acceptance. Studies have shown that non-heterosexual people experience up to twice as much abuse and violence (including emotional, physical, mental and sexual) compared to their heterosexual counterparts. This discrimination and prejudice tragically leads to greater amounts of non-heterosexuals experiencing depression, anxiety and suicide. 

 

Sexual disorders are classified as any reoccurring issue with sexual pleasure, function or desire that causes distress. It is important to know that sexual disorders are far from uncommon. 45% of women and 31% of the male population will experience one or more sexual disorders in their lifetime. As we often find it uncomfortable to discuss sexual issues with health professionals, many people go undiagnosed. So, the reality is that these figures for men and women are most likely far higher than what is reported. Sadly, one of the more unfortunate aspects of not seeking treatment is that often these sexual disorders prevent an individual from engaging in sexual interactions, due to either the embarrassment or pain they experience from their condition. 


From the age of 15, current research shows that around 22% of women and 6% of men have experienced sexual assault. For those who have experienced such a horrible event, it is not uncommon for the victim to feel a sense of shame, guilt and denial. When one’s boundaries have been violated it can destroy their trust in others and their sense of safety. Understandably, when we don’t feel safe around others this can often lead to self-isolating behaviours and further perpetuation of negative emotions. In the long term, without adequate psychological treatment one may experience continuing anxiety, persistent fear, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, sleep disturbances, and depression. 


It is therefore of the utmost importance to seek treatment for any sexual or sexuality challenges you may be facing. By working through these issues with a professional, you can regain your self-confidence and lead a more prosperous and fulfilling life.


You can rest easy in knowing that for over 26 years, I’ve had the privilege of assisting people with a wide range of sexual dilemmas.


Thankfully I’ve had a great deal of success with helping people experiencing Vaginismus (painful vaginal muscles spasms); sexual assault recovery; LBGTIQ challenges; libido issues and much more. We provide a safe environment where you can enjoy the simple pleasures in life while feeling confident and empowered.

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