Unfortunately many of us have few resources to get help with sexual related challenges in our lives. The people we might normally consult with regarding a life challenge like our minister, physician, teacher or even therapist are often not educated or comfortable in the world of sexual matters. This situation often leaves us with hearsay, old wives tales and worst of all what we see in porn. I recommend a highly respected book resource in the field of sex information: Guide to Getting it on. 2014.
Here are some of the broad categories of sexual problems that men and woman experience. These are all treatable conditions and will sometimes require seeing a physician to rule out physical rather than emotional causes.
- Delayed Ejaculation
- Erectile Disorder
- Male Hypoactive (low desire) Sexual Disorder
- Premature (early) Ejaculation
- Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder
- Female Orgasmic Disorder
- Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder
- Substance/Medication induced sexual dysfunction
- Other Sexual problems
A word of caution about Sexual Addiction, be an informed consumer * (click here to get more info)
*AASECT was founded in 1967, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is devoted to the promotion of sexual health by the development and advancement of the fields of sexuality education, counseling and therapy. With this mission, AASECT accepts the responsibility of training, certifying and advancing high standards in the practice of sexuality education services, counseling and therapy. When contentious topics and cultural conflicts impede sexuality education and health care, AASECT may publish position statements to clarify standards to protect consumer sexual health and sexual rights.
AASECT recognizes that people may experience significant physical, psychological, spiritual and sexual health consequences related to their sexual urges, thoughts or behaviors. AASECT recommends that its members utilize models that do not unduly pathologize consensual sexual behaviors. AASECT 1) does not find sufficient empirical evidence to support the classification of sex addiction or porn addiction as a mental health disorder, and 2) does not find the sexual addiction training and treatment methods and educational pedagogies to be adequately informed by accurate human sexuality knowledge. Therefore, it is the position of AASECT that linking problems related to sexual urges, thoughts or behaviors to a porn/sexual addiction process cannot be advanced by AASECT as a standard of practice for sexuality education delivery, counseling or therapy.
AASECT advocates for a collaborative movement to establish standards of care supported by science, public health consensus and the rigorous protection of sexual rights for consumers seeking treatment for problems related to consensual sexual urges, thoughts or behaviors.