Therapy Options for Sexual Concerns
Knowing what to do to treat sexual concerns depends on the type of problem an individual is having. Sex therapy covers a variety of concerns, such as, sexual addiction, pornography addiction, erectile dysfunction, hyper sexuality, low desire for sexual intimacy, communication revolving around sexual intimacy, pain during sexual activity, and premature ejaculation.
Addictions are usually treated with a variety of supportive resources, one of which would be weekly counseling or, if need be, an intensive inpatient program to help break the addictive cycle. Supportive resources for sexual addictions may include regular or daily involvement in a group such as Sex Addicts Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery or some other form of addiction support group as well as having a sponsor, increase personal boundaries, possibly website monitoring software and other important resources to help break the addictive cycle and increase openness. The importance is to increase support, education and self-awareness to provide the best opportunity for behavior and heart change.
Sexual intimacy concerns that may include erectile dysfunction, hyper sexuality, low desire, communication, pain or premature ejaculation all may benefit from counseling with a trained sex therapist in conjunction with a trained medical doctor to make sure that medical concerns are not increasing the chance that these issues are present. Relationship counseling has proven to be highly successful in resolving some of these concerns due to the increase in communication skills and discussion about intimacy concerns.
If you or someone you know are experiencing any of the above issues or symptoms of these disorders, please do not hesitate to contact your doctor and a counselor to attempt to determine the best possible treatment. The are not obviously life or death symptoms, but the sooner they are treated, the better the outcome. I believe that if treated properly prognosis is possibly higher than treating it on you own.