Sex and lovemaking can be the most delicious or dissatisfying part of your life and your relationship.
The paradox of sex is that when it is good and satisfying, sex plays a small but positive role in your relationship (about 15 – 20%) ; but when sex is unsatisfying, avoided or a problem, it plays a hugely powerful drain and negative role in your relationship. (from 50 to 75%)
You are not the only ones with a sexual problem
Many couples have concerns or problems with sexual desire, arousal, orgasm or sexual satisfaction. Sex problems are rarely a simple performance problem with a simple cure. They are a result of psychological, physical and relationship factors and can cause great emotional suffering and distress.
Even though sex is a common topic for jokes in many social conversations, most couples don’t really talk much about what they like and don’t like with each other, nor are most people educated on how to have a great and healthy sex life.
Long term relationships and sex
Often it is assumed that once you have been together for a period, that the fun and quality of your sex life naturally diminishes, but research has shown that this is not the case, and that the best sex can actually happen in couples who have been in a committed relationship for 15 years or longer.
Our Gold Coast Psychologist
At the Hart Centre Gold Coast, we have a Psychologist, Ruth, who specialises in Sex Therapy.
Usually our sex life and our relationships are intricately linked so having joint skills and knowledge in both fields as therapists allows us to get to the heart of any combined problem and help you create both a better sex life and better relationship.
As our counsellors as registered psychologists, you are also able to receive Medicare rebates for these sessions with us, through Mental Health Care Plans from your GP.
We have written many articles on common sexual problems like low libido, differing libidos, difficulty orgasming, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, porn addiction, the truth abut viagra, maintaining desire. These are available on our website for you to read.
Our Sex Therapy Office at the Gold Coast:
To enquire or book a session with us, please phone 1300 830 552 and our friendly receptionists will help you.
Sex Therapy (and Couples Counselling) sessions are 50 mins
Cost: $170 ($185 for after hours sessions)
Private Health Insurance Rebates apply, and Medicare Rebates may apply.
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