Help Your Relationship by Visiting Our Sex Therapist in Edmonton
If you experience sexual problems, you're not alone. Sexual dysfunctions affect millions of couples worldwide. Whether you experienced problems related to desire, arousal, or orgasm, a sex therapist in Edmonton can help.
We understand that it may take courage to see a sex therapist at Gary J. Meiers, Ph.D., JoAnn Hammond-Meiers, Ph.D. and Associates Ltd. That's why our knowledgeable therapists will help you feel at ease during each therapy session. Some of the common problems that men and women, individually or as a couple, seek help with include:
- Premature ejaculation. Premature ejaculation occurs when a man ejaculates sooner during sexual intercourse than he or his partner would like. As many as 1 out of 3 men say they experience this problem at some time. Psychological and biological factors can play a role in premature ejaculation. Premature ejaculation is a common and treatable condition.
- Sexual aversion disorder. If you avoid sexual contact or experience a dramatic aversion to genital contact, you may also experience fear, anxiety, disgust, or panic when faced with sexual situations, including touching or kissing. Some persons also report feelings of nausea, fainting, or dizziness.
- Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSD). If you or your partner has a marked decrease in desire or sexual fantasies, you may have HSD disorder. Signs of HSD include a noted lack of interest in sex, unwillingness to initiate sex, and/or slow response to a partner's advances. In many cases, this disorder occurs after stressful life experiences.
- Male erectile disorder (ED). Males who experience an inability to sustain an erection during sex may have ED. The condition may be chronic or recurrent, but any ED can cause relationship problems. In some cases, males will have difficulty obtaining an erection; in other cases, they may lose their erection during sex.
- Male orgasmic disorder (MOD). Males who are unable to reach orgasm with a partner or to reach orgasm during intercourse may have MOD. In some cases, the man may only achieve orgasm with masturbation or oral sex.
- Female sexual arousal disorder. If a woman experiences inadequate lubrication and/or lack of genital swelling, these symptoms may signal a sexual disorder. In tandem with these symptoms, most women with this type of dysfunction also feel pain during intercourse. They often avoid intercourse for this reason.
Women and Sexual Problems
Other sexual disorders that women confront during particular times in their lives, such as after childbirth or at and after menopause, may be helped with counselling in addition to treatment from a their health care provider. Social and psychological factors that can lead to sexual problems that therapy can address include:
- Untreated anxiety and depression
- Long-term stress
- History of sexual, emotional or physical abuse
- Relationship conflicts
- Worries about pregnancy or infertility
- Problems with body image
Receive Caring Counsel
Take the first step to resolving your sexual difficulties and reviving your relationship by speaking to a caring, knowledgeable sex therapist at our Edmonton office. Contact Gary J. Meiers, JoAnn Hammond-Meiers and Associates for more information and to schedule an appointment, as an individual or couple.