Getting Help for Sexual Issues
*This website is not a substitute for professional sexual instruction or therapy
For individuals and couples experiencing sexual dissatisfaction or difficulties, please note that this website is not a substitute for therapy.
Each device offered is meant be used as an aid towards increasing levels of sexual vitality and enjoyment.
These are the same devices that professionally trained sex therapists will recommend for use in order to increase and or enhance sexual skills and to overcome sex related challenges.
Should you feel as though help from sexual health professional could be of value to you, please feel free to contact our office on (02) 9262 9991 for a referral to a qualified sexual health professional.
Sex Therapy and Relationship Counselling
Sex is complex at the best of times.
Sexual recovery and adjustment following serious illness, trauma and/or relationship breakdown can be a huge challenge for thousands of men and women still in their sexual prime.
Think about how many physical, emotional, psychological and environmental factors need to be 'in sync' in order for sex to take place. When too many of these factors are out of whack, pleasurable satisfying sex becomes harder to achieve. Having to adjust sexually and psychologically after prostate cancer treatment makes achieving a loving and satisfying sex life between partners a whole lot more complicated.
Whilst many couples will find navigating their ways though such troubled waters to be extremely difficult, the good news is that much can be done to help you to both discover new ways of giving and receiving sexual pleasure as well as new ways of enhancing levels of loving intimacy.
Factors that can affect how well you and your partner will adjust sexually after illness (such as cancer), physical injury, depression, stress or trauma, or even through normal ageing include:
- Whether either of you are experiencing other health or sexual issues that prevent, or significantly interfere with your sexual recoveries. This can include having to adjust to other health issues such as heart disease or diabetes, psychological problems such as depression and excessive levels of anxiety, as well as sexual problems such as mismatched sex drives and or orgasm difficulties. Levels of sexual confidence.
- How easy it is for you to incorporate erectile treatments within your sex life.
- Levels of sexual desire in both yourself and your partner.
- How important sex was for you and your partner prior to any treatment for illness, or major life stress event.
In the case of Women, whether or not they:
- have low levels of sexual desire;
- are negatively affected by increased levels of vaginal dryness;
- have decreased levels of erotic sensitivity and/or arousal; and/or
- experience difficulties in achieving orgasm.
Other medical conditions likely to have a negative impact on female sexual health and functioning include:
- Cancers including breast and/or varying forms of gynecological cancers (Cervical, Ovarian; Vaginal, Uterine and Vulva);
- Painful vaginal conditions such as Vaginismus or Dyspareunia;
- Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and Stroke.
In the case of Men:
- Whether or not treatments for erection problems are working.
- How easy you find it to commit towards on-going penile rehabilitation programs.
- How involved a partner may be in the selection of treatments for erectile dysfunction.
- Whether in the past you have experienced some type type of sexual trauma
Whilst talking about sex and addressing sexual problems is rarely easy, not talking about sex can lead to depression, anxiety and relationship breakdown.
Our sex and relationship counselling service can help both you and your partner with:
- Opening up the channels of sexual communication. Communicating openly your fears and concerns, and in adapting towards what is inevitably will become a new sexual dynamic.
- Knowing what your next steps should be when treatments for erection problems fail to work to plan.
- Learning how to incorporate devices (and say treatments for erectile dysfunction) within a sexual environment.
- Developing new techniques and strategies that take the focus off erections and will allow you both to find new ways of giving and receiving sexual and non-sexual pleasure and in enhancing levels of relationship intimacy.
- Finding specialist treatment providers that focus primarily on helping people resolve sexual challenges.
To make an appointment:
To make an appointment or to speak directly to a sexual health professional about any device you have purchased, sex after serious or chronic illness (including cancer), treatments for erectile problems or any other sexual or relationship matter:
Telephone Sydney: (02) 9262 9992 Monday to Friday during office hours.