Sex in Loving Relationships (Relate guide)
Turn a disappointing sex life into one that is enjoyable and fulfilling, and turn a satisfying sex life into an even better sex life. This book guides you through practical tasks, quizzes and talking points to help discover the sexual person you are and your likes and dislikes in bed.
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Sex therapy can help you if you are experiencing difficulties in your love life. All couples go through periods where they don’t have the time or energy for regular sex. If this has become the norm and you would like to rediscover your sex life, then Relate’s sex therapy programme is right for you. It’s natural to want better sex with your partner and sometimes there are specific reasons for your difficulties. Don’t be embarrassed about it – get help from the experts.
What happens in Sex Therapy?
What can I expect from this service?
Once you have made an appointment with your local Relate Centre you will be seen by a sex therapist who will sensitively listen to your description of the problem and gather further information from you to ensure that any treatment suggested meets your needs. You will also talk about the best times for your sessions, and discuss the cost of sex therapy. For more information on cost click here
If at this stage sex therapy is considered appropriate, you will start to see your sex therapist on a weekly to fortnightly basis. All of the work you do in the therapy room is based on talking, however, you are also given homework to do with your partner in the privacy of your own home. Clients are amazed at the progress they make and how well they get on with their therapist, once they are over the initial nervousness at talking frankly about their sex life.
In some parts of the country sex therapy is provided by individuals who are Relate trained and work from their own premises rather than a Relate Centre.
Relate sex therapy can help couples and individuals (gay, lesbian or straight) overcome specific sexual dysfunctions. If you would like to read more about the very common problems we treat, like Erectile Dysfunction which affects 1 in 10 men over the age of 40, click here.
How will it benefit me?
You need to be committed to embark on sex therapy but it’s incredibly rewarding and 93% of couples who have used the service and responded to our survey 'Relate: The Difference We Make' said that it improved their sex life. If you have stopped having sex, this programme can help you to have sex again – for many people it’s the first time in years. If sexual problems are preventing you from starting a family, sex therapy address the psychological and physical issues and help you to conceive.
Hear from one of our counsellors
“I think it’s part of being British that we live with major sexual problems and are simply too embarrassed to get any kind of help. The great thing with Relate sex therapists is that there is nothing you can say that will shock us – we know how complicated sexual problems can be and we know how difficult it is to open up to your partner about them.”
Tried and tested – how one couple did it
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