Every adult deserves healthy, fulfilling sexuality. Unfortunately, those suffering from sexual disorders are frequently the least likely to seek out help. Psych & Psych Services provides a compassionate, safe space for Elyria, OH, residents to find support for all of life’s obstacles, including those that may be uncomfortable to discuss.
With a team of over twenty psychologists, therapists, social workers, and other professionals, they are able to find you the perfect match for your needs. No matter who you work with or what you’re dealing with, Psych & Psych Services is your source for individualized, judgement-free therapy backed by expertise you can trust.
It’s important to note that issues around sexuality are only disorders if they cause actual distress in your life. If your sexual preferences or behaviors don’t interfere with your sex life or cause harm to others, they aren’t sexual disorders. Anything preventing you from having the healthy sex life you desire and deserve, however, is a problem — and there is help. If you’re experiencing any of the following sexual disorders, it’s time to consult a professional about taking back your sex life.
3 Sexual Disorders Helped By Professional Support
1. Painful Sex
Sex shouldn’t hurt. Many sexual disorders cause pain during sex, including dyspareunia (pain during or after intercourse) and vaginismus (involuntary spasms of the muscles at the vaginal opening). If you’re experiencing pain during sex, the first step is to work with a medical professional to rule out physical causes. Since painful sexual disorders can also stem from psychological factors, such as fear or trauma, a psychologist or therapist may be able to help after physiological causes are ruled out.
2. Absence Of Sexual Desire
Lack of sexual desire itself isn't a sexual disorder, as long as it doesn't impede your health and happiness. If your sex drive changes suddenly, or your lack of desire is detrimental to your relationship, a professional may be able to help.
Sometimes, the support of therapy for other issues — such as stress or depression — may lead to a return of sexual desire. In other cases, such as sexual aversion disorder (the avoidance of all genital contact), a psychologist or therapist may be able to help you resolve root trauma and attain a healthy, fulfilling sex life.
3. Difficulty With Sexual Arousal
Trouble with sexual arousal is a frustrating sexual disorder in which the body doesn’t respond appropriately to sexual desire. This sexual disorder may manifest as erectile dysfunction in men or lack of lubrication in women. After ruling out physical causes, including illness or hormonal imbalance, therapy may be able to determine psychological factors inhibiting the body from attaining or sustaining sexual arousal.
There’s no reason to live with a sexual disorder. If these or other sexual disorders are keeping you from enjoying a healthy, fulfilling sex life, Psych & Psych Services can help. Call (440) 323-5121 to schedule an appointment today, or visit their website to learn more about how this Elyria therapy and counseling practice can support you towards living your fullest life.