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Better Communication Leads to a Better Marriage

Many couples that come in for sex therapy sessions suffer from a difficulty in communicating with one another. Or at least, that’s what they think their problem is. In fact, the problem is often a lack of connection. It is difficult to engage in intimate...

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Call the Sex Therapist: Why It May Be Time

Why do people consult a sex therapist? You might be surprised at the breadth of issues we address. In my practice, I see couples and individuals for diagnosis and treatment of the following: Relationships skills: Communication: I teach communication techniques along with ways to improve...

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Premature Ejaculation: What It Is and How to Deal with It

Premature Ejaculation (PE), which is when semen is released from the penis before the man or his partner would prefer, affects about 29% of males. When it happen repeatedly, it can become enmeshed with negative thoughts and feelings such as “I’m an inadequate lover.” The...

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It Is Best to Seek Sex Therapy BEFORE Issues Arise

You and your partner are happy. And I am happy for you! You both feel fulfilled, and you help each other experience fantastic, earthshaking orgasms. This is what you want! And this is what we all want for you. I would still recommend that you...

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How Much Has Your Sex Life Changed Since You Became Parents?

When a child arrives, so much changes. When I first became a parent, I thought of it like a color wheel. Picture that spectrum of color what you can see — reds, blues, yellows, greens. You can see all of those gradations of shade. Light...

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“Should We See A Sex Therapist?”

Is It Time For Us To See A Sex Therapist? This question is one that many couples are afraid to ask. While “couples counseling” may come up more frequently and more readily, sex therapy requires an additional jump. For some couples, they worry that even...

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Sex Therapy Tip? Don’t Skip the Foreplay!

In most human endeavors, preparation is key to success. Intimacy is no different. Foreplay, or sexual touching, flirting and other activities leading to intercourse, is often dismissed as an unimportant waste of time before the ‘main event.’ But nothing could be further from the truth....

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Sex Therapy for Singles

Sometimes people seek out a sex therapist because they want to address uncomfortable patterns in their sex life. For example, they may feel numb during sex, lose interest in partners after one sexual encounter, or feel unable to give or receive love through sex. Others...

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Dating and Sex After Divorce

After being with one person for years or even decades, it can be daunting to re-enter the dating pool. Every split takes two, so it is useful after a break-up to reflect, mourn the loss, and think about what you could do differently in your...

Overcoming Sexual Trauma

Sexual violence is a violation of our right to make choices about our bodies, and can change our relationship to our own sexuality. It is normal to have a range of symptoms after trauma. Common ones include: Avoiding sex or approaching it as an obligation...

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