Sex for many men, often plays a major role in their lives. So much is often tied up in male sexuality… Masculinity, intimacy, quality of life. Sexual confidence is a big thing in male sexual functioning. Unfortunately for many men, sexual complications often arise that can cause emotional distress, can place strain on relationships with intimate partners greatly impair enjoyment of what should be one of life's greatest gifts.
Many conditions can undermine a man's confidence in his ability to provide sexual satisfaction to his partner. Numerous medical conditions such as prostate cancer, diabetes and heart disease can severely impair erectile functioning.
It can be embarrassing to talk to a sexual health practitioner about your sex life, but it's often one of the best ways towards getting treated and getting back to being intimate with your partner.
Many sexual challenges faced by men do not have medical origins…
A sexual health psychologist can often pinpoint the source of a problem and will often teach you numerous psychological and physical sex strategies that can be successful in treating many different types of sexual problems such as:
- Penile rehabilitation following prostate cancer treatment.
- Erectile dysfunction (problems in getting or maintaining an erection).
- Premature ejaculation.
- Inhibited ejaculation (difficulties in being able to orgasm).
- Erection pain.
- Peyronie's disease (bending that occurs in the penis).
- Low libido. Low sex, no sex relationships.
- Sex addiction.
- Penile rehabilitation following prostate cancer treatment. This includes advice on how to use various drugs (such as Viagra or Cialis) and devices not only of erection recovery, but also within sexual practices.
- How to overcome fear and stress when using intracavernous injections.
- Alternatives for when penetrative sex isn't possible.
- Chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer (including prostate), diabetes, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and stroke.
We can also help female partners to restore sexual, relational and emotional functioning. This includes helping women that:
- have low levels of sexual desire;
- are negatively affected by increased levels of vaginal dryness;
- experience pain or discomfort during sexual activities;
- have decreased levels of erotic sensitivity and/or arousal; and/or
- experience difficulties in achieving orgasm.
It is also our goal to help women that have undergone various medical conditions that are likely to have a negative impact on sexual health and functioning. These include:
- Cancers including breast and/or varying forms of gynaecological cancers (Cervical, Ovarian; Vaginal, Uterine and Vulva);
- Painful vaginal conditions such as Vaginismus or Dyspareunia;
- Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and Stroke.
Our expert team of sex and relationship therapists 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 inevitably may become a new sexual dynamic.
- Helping access specialist advice if treatments for sexual problems fail to work to plan.
- Learning how to incorporate devices and toys within your sexual practices.
- Developing new techniques and strategies that take the focus off your 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, emotional and realtionship 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) 8065 6762 Monday to Friday during office hours or
*Please note that a doctor's referral is not necessary in order to make an appointment.