Not everyone finds it easy to talk about sex. But talking openly about your sex life is the best way to improve it.

If you've got problems in your sex life or you'd just like to work on intimacy with your partner, Sex Therapy can help.

What is Sex Therapy?

Most people experience difficulties in their sex life at some point. Sometimes it's something small, sometimes not. But talking over these difficulties with a trained therapist is a great way to share how you feel and start enjoying sex again.

Watch the video below, in which Relate Counsellor Paula explains what Sex Therapy is.

What kind of issues can Sex Therapy help with?

Sex Therapy can help with a wide range of issues. These are some of the most common:

  • Having a different level of sex drive to your partner.
  • Getting stuck in the same routine.
  • Problems getting aroused.
  • Feeling you're not having enough sex.
  • Issues with premature or delayed ejaculation.
  • Difficulties with orgasm.
  • Painful sex.
  • Sexual addiction.
  • A lack of enjoyment or interest for one or both partners.

Our therapists can help with a wide range of issues, including others not listed here. Booking an appointment is the best way to find out what we can do for you.

What happens in Sex Therapy?

In your first session, your therapist will ask you why you've come to Sex Therapy and what you hope to get out of it. Your therapist will be supportive and non-judgemental so you can be open about what is worrying you.

If you're in a relationship, you may explore whether there are any tensions or communication problems getting in the way. It's best if couples attend together, but you can go on your own if you prefer.

If you agree that Sex Therapy is the best choice for you, you'll begin to see your therapist regularly. You'll talk together about how you're getting on and your therapist will give you exercises to try with your partner at home.

Everything you say during therapy is kept completely confidential and your therapist will work with you to decide on how many sessions you need.

Book an appointment

To find out more about Sex Therapy, and to arrange an appointment call Relate Portsmouth and District on 02392 827026 or use our online booking form.

If you have any questions about therapy try our FAQs.