Today, I am going to chat about a topic that is of the utmost importance in sex therapy. We are going to take a closer look at how sex therapy can give your relationship a big boost.
Table of Contents
- What is Sex Therapy?
- How Can Sex Therapy Help My Relationship?
- Navigating Sexual Identity, Trauma, and Physical Intimacy:
- Is Sex Therapy for Me?
- Wrapping It Up!
- Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sex Therapy?
Sex therapy is a type of counselling that’s all about your love life. It’s an open space where you can discuss any questions or concerns you have about sex. The best part is, you are talking to a real expert who won’t judge or make you feel uncomfortable. They’re there to listen and provide advice.
Even the Australian Government Department of Health sees sex therapy as a valid form of counselling. It’s helpful whether you’re single or in a relationship!
How Can Sex Therapy Help My Relationship?
How can talking about your intimate life help your relationship? Let’s count the ways:
- Open Up: Sex therapy gives you the language and confidence to talk about sensitive topics with your partner. It’s like flexing your relationship muscles!
- Resolve Issues: Do you have an issue in the bedroom that’s causing friction? Sex therapy can assist. Whether it’s performance anxiety, mismatched sex drives, or something else entirely, a sex therapist can provide solutions.
- Revive the Passion: Sex therapy can help reignite the spark in your relationship. It’s about discovering new ways to connect and appreciate each other again.
- Boost Your Confidence: Along with helping your relationship, sex therapy can also bolster your self-esteem. It spills over into all areas of your life, not just the bedroom!
You can learn more on the Sex Therapy page.
Navigating Sexual Identity, Trauma, and Physical Intimacy:
For many, the journey towards understanding one’s sexual identity can be complicated. Factors like past trauma, societal expectations, or even personal confusions can muddle this path. Sex therapy provides a safe and confidential environment to explore these feelings and find clarity.
Addressing Trauma: Past traumatic experiences can cast a long shadow over your present relationship and intimacy. Sex therapists are trained to help individuals and couples navigate these complex feelings, facilitating healing and moving towards a healthier sexual experience.
Understanding Sexual Identity: In a world that’s constantly evolving in its understanding of sexuality, finding where you fit can sometimes be overwhelming. Whether you’re questioning your sexual orientation or are struggling with gender identity, a sex therapist can guide you through these personal reflections.
Physical Intimacy Concerns: For some, the act of intimacy itself can be fraught with anxiety and uncertainty, especially if they’re grappling with their sexual identity or past trauma. Sex therapy can provide strategies and coping mechanisms to help make physical intimacy a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.
Is Sex Therapy for Me?
Sex therapy can be a game-changer for anyone. It doesn’t matter your age, gender, or who you love. If you have any questions or concerns about your sexual health, or if you simply want to enhance your relationship, sex therapy could be just the ticket. Have a look at our blog post on the topic.
In Australia, sex therapy is considered a recognised profession and many therapists are registered with the Society of Australian Sexologists. They follow a strict code of ethics and professional conduct.
Wrapping It Up!
A satisfying sex life is nothing to be embarrassed about. If sex therapy can help you get there, why not give it a go? If you’re curious, or ready to take the leap, reach out to Lucia Bitonti. I am here to guide you on your sexual health journey with kindness, respect, and a bit of fun thrown in!
Depending on the circumstances, sex therapy services may be covered by your private health insurance.
Remember, open communication about sexual health can do wonders for your relationship so don’t hesitate to reach out.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is sex therapy?
Sex therapy is a type of counselling that focusses on the intimate areas of your life. It’s a place where you can openly discuss any concerns you have about sex.
How can sex therapy help my relationship?
Absolutely! Sex therapy can help you communicate better, solve any bedroom issues, reignite your passion, and boost your overall confidence. All of which can enrich your relationship!
Who can benefit from sex therapy?
Anyone and everyone can benefit from sex therapy.
What happens during a sex therapy session?
Typically, you chat about your feelings and concerns about sex. The therapist may provide advice or suggest exercises to help address these concerns.
Is sex therapy safe?
Yes, absolutely! It’s a safe and non-judgemental space to discuss intimate topics with a professional.
Is sex therapy a recognised profession?
Yes, indeed! Sex therapy is recognised as a legitimate form of counselling by many reputable organisations, including the Australian Government Department of Health.
How long does sex therapy usually take?
It varies for everyone. It could take a few weeks, a few months, or longer. It depends on your unique needs.
How do I choose a sex therapist?
Look for someone with the right qualifications and experience. Most importantly, choose someone you feel comfortable talking to about intimate topics.
How can I reach out to a sex therapist?
You can contact a sex therapist through their official website or by phone. If you’re ready to start your journey, get in touch with us at Lucia Bitonti.