A sensitive, special area of concern
We all look for fulfilment in our lives in a variety of ways. One area of real importance is our sexuality – indeed it’s considered by health organizations as a vital part of our human nature.
Of course, just as we may have problems in other areas of our lives, we can have problems with sex and sexuality, too.
The most common sexual problems include
- Erectile dysfunction (sometimes called impotence)
- Low sex drive, or low desire for sex (this can happen in both men and women)
- Premature ejaculation (or rapid orgasm), delayed orgasm (or none at all)
- Pain or other discomfort during intercourse
- Problems of sexual confidence, body image, and sexual communication in couples
However, people sometimes don’t seek help for these things. Why not?
- Shyness or nervousness about sex in general
- Shame about discussing sexual problems, fear of being ridiculed, embarrassment
- Not wanting to upset things in the relationship(s)
- Religious or spiritual reasons