Sexual Problems

Intimate or personal issues can be more difficult for people to seek help for/talk about but are surprisingly common in both men and women. I have been working with people with sexual dysfunction and gender problems for 17 years. I have found that hypnotherapy is incredibly successful at resolving these issues.

Also known as Male Erectile Disorder or Erectile dysfunction, this is the condition which causes men to have difficulty in getting an erection, or cannot maintain an erection during sex. This can lead to feeling like a failure, frustration, feelings of inadequacy, feelings of rejection and feeling ‘on the spot’.

Premature ejaculation (PE)
Premature ejaculation (PE) is the most common sexual dysfunction in men younger than 40 years old. Premature ejaculation is the persistent experience of ejaculating too quickly (coming too quickly) with hardly any sexual stimulation. Premature ejaculation occurs before the man wants it to either before or during sex or before penetration.

Premature ejaculation is often a symptom of underlying lack of confidence, depression, sense of failure, low self-esteem, helplessness and other emotional issues. It may look like the sufferer gets over-excited but in fact the underlying emotion is usually fear: fear of women or a fear of being judged mixed up with a vague, nameless guilt about all things sexual.

Vaginisimus in women
Hypnotherapy can help vaginisimus, a sexual problem affecting women where sex is painful or impossible due to intense involuntary muscular contraction.

Orgasmic dysfunction in women
When women fail to reach orgasm even if they enjoy sex it is known as Anorgasmia – the failure to reach orgasm / failure to climax. Sometimes there is a combination of anorgasmia and vaginisimus.

Cystitis and repeated urine infections are extremely common in women and are often caused or exacerbated by sexual activity. Chronic cystitis is extremely painful and debilitating because it is usually accompanied by feelings of vulnerability and anxiety. Sometimes cystitis is not caused by an infection but is an inexplicable inflammation and this can make the sufferer feel like a fraud; but there is nothing imaginary about the pain as many women can testify.

Technically known as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder. Loss of sex drive, lack of interest in sex or low libido can cause frustration and problems within a relationship. One partner (usually female but not always) avoids sexual intercourse, avoids sexual thoughts, has no desire for sex, has a fear of being intimate etc.

Treatment for sexual problems
Guilt and fear are nearly always the emotions underlying these conditions. Get rid of the guilt and fear and the symptoms disappear. Sexual problems are very common and very distressing. Once physical causes have been ruled out hypnotherapy is, in my view, the most effective way of getting rid of these problems. After so many years of working with these difficulties you can be sure that nothing will embarrass me! All consultations are conducted with confidentiality and privacy in mind – you do not even have to give your name when you come to the Centre’s reception.

Please do not hesitate to call me on 01223 263683 or email me for more information about these or any other symptoms and treatments.