What are psychosexual issues?

Psychosexual issues are sexual problems that have a psychological rather than a physiological basis, and they are far more common than you might think. Although there are a variety of causes, psychosexual issues can develop as a result of stress, anxiety, depression, or due to previous traumatic experiences. Issues can vary in how intense they are and how long they last as some may be minor and disappear after a brief time, whilst others may have been around a long time.

Some examples of psychosexual issues include:

• Loss of sexual desire
• Painful intercourse
• Difficulties with orgasm
• Arousal disorders
• Erectile dysfunction
• Premature or delayed ejaculation
• General breakdown in a couple’s sexual relationship

If you feel that the above applies to you, therapy can help you to understand the underlying causes of your difficulties and overcome them by teaching you strategies to manage them.

Which therapies might help?

The high calibre psychologists at My Online Therapy are experienced in treating individuals with psychosexual issues and once they have initially assessed you, they will spend time developing a formulation of your difficulties to develop the best treatment plan for you.