Although I’m going to discuss three reasons, people seek sex therapy for numerous reasons. If you can think it, someone has probably gone to therapy for it! Not everyone is necessarily happy with the thought of going to therapy and that is understandable. Who likes to get naked in front of a complete stranger?! Well, have no fear; you will NOT be disrobing in front of your therapist.
However, you will discuss some of your most intimate details with your therapist, and that’s the same thing, right? Many people find it easier to talk to a stranger versus someone they know, while for others it can be unnerving. If you’re having unsettling thoughts about talking to a therapist, then you’re probably one of the billions of people who have been diagnosed with a strange disorder called, being normal.
Here are three common reasons people attend sex therapy:
Different Libidos- It’s very common for many couples to have mismatched sex drives. (One partner wants it all the time, the other wants it sometimes, one wants it outside, the other wants it in the bed only). This can make one partner feel forced or pressured into having sex, and the other could feel like your needs are being ignored. Situations like these can put your love bank in the negative and cause couples to become emotionally unavailable and bitter because the issues (s) are not being resolved.
-In therapy, I help you discover these buried issues and we work together to solve them.
Lost Attraction- Sometimes you just don’t have time for sex. You and your partner don’t go on dates, and sex just doesn’t happen. You worry that there is no passion, and you’ve lost that spark. It may seem that you and your partner get along more like roommates than a couple. Don’t fret. Some changes in interest happen regularly, especially in long term relationships. It is important that you and your partner is contributing to your sexual bank and keeping the sexual part of the relationship active.
-In therapy, I will help you to feel comfortable discussing your sexuality, relationship, fantasies, and desires and blaze the trail for a happy, adventurous, sexual relationship.
LGBTQ+ Issues- As a LGBTQ+ person you deal with the same challenges every other person and couple has, but in addition to that you have issues with oppression, and discrimination, and issues within your community to face.
-In therapy, I help LGBTQ+ individuals/couples strengthen their relationship by helping you discover ways to feel close and connected.
At Conquest Counseling, I work with a variety of clients dealing with depression, anxiety, parenting, life adjustment, and LGBTQ+. Those who identify as bisexual, transgender, gay, lesbian, poly, pan, BDSM/Kinky, or otherwise, will find a safe, nonjudgmental, sex positive space to discover areas in which you would like to grow, which may or may not have anything to do with your sexuality.
With consideration and acceptance, I provide support, professional advice, and an open space for all. If you’re in the Baton Rouge, LA or surrounding area, contact me, Shamyra, for a free 15 minute consultation to find out how my services might help you!
Content is meant for informational purposes only and does not constitute therapeutic relationship.