There is not a relationship alive that hasn’t occasionally had a struggle with some aspect of their sexual union. Sex and lovemaking can be both the most delectable or disasterous part of our life and our relationship.
It’s because Sex satisfies us in so many ways; we can express our love; we can have great fun; we can enjoy the erotic adventure; we can feel connected; we can revel in ravishing each other and surrendering to the ecstacy of it all.
When our sex and lovemaking is great, it can provide the glue that keeps us feeling deeply and physically connected with each other, enabling us to better weather many other kinds of relationship storms.
Sex in a relationship is a huge paradox.
When it is good and fulfilling, it does play a small but positive role in our relationship (about 15 – 20%) ; BUT when our sex and lovemaking is NOT satisfying, it becomes an enormous drain and negative role. (from 50 to 75%)
You are not the only ones with sexual issues
Research has shown that close to 45% of couples have issues with sexual desire, arousal, orgasm or satisfaction.
Even though it is easy to assume to the contrary, sexual issues are rarely a simple performance problem with a simple cure. They are usually caused from a combination physical, psychological, and relationship components and can result in much emotional suffering and distress.
Although sex is a common topic for social jokes, in reality most couples don’t really talk much about what they do and don’t like with each other, and very few people are actually educated on how to have a healthy lively sex life.
Does being in a long tern relationship naturally diminish your sexual satisfaction?
It is often assumed that if you have been together for a long time, that you cant expect to continue to have a satisfying, exciting sex life, but nothing could be further from the truth.
In reality, the opposite can be true – couples who have been in a committed relationship for 15 years or longer can actually have the best sex of all!
Our Sydney Team of Psychologists
8 of our Sydney Relationship Psychologists, (Cherie, Simone, Melanie, Deborah, Leanne, Michelle, Angelica and Alinda) also specialise in Sex Therapy in addition to couple and marriage counselling.
Our experience show us that on many occasions our sex life and our relationships are intricately linked, so having skills and training in both fields as therapists allows us to get the the core of any combined problem and help you create both a better sex life and better relationship.
As 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 blog articles on many of the common sexual problems like low libido, differing libidos, difficulty orgasming, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, porn addiction, the truth about viagra, and maintaining desire.
Our Sydney Sex Therapy Offices:
To make any enquiries or bookings with us, please phone 1300 830 552 and our friendly receptionists will help you. Sex Therapy (and Couple relationship) sessions are 50 mins
Cost: $175 ($190 for after hours sessions or for all sessions at CBD locations)
Private Health Insurance Rebates apply, and Medicare Rebates may apply.
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