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Sexual Dysfunction

What is Sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction can manifest itself at any point in the sexual response cycle. It keeps you from getting pleasure out of sexual activities.

Excitement, plateau, climax, and resolution are the typical stages of the sexual response cycle. The excitement phase of the sexual response includes both desire and arousal. It's crucial to note that women do not always progress through these stages in the same sequence.

Although evidence indicates that sexual dysfunction is prevalent, many people avoid discussing it. However, while there are treatment alternatives, you should consult your concerns with your spouse and healthcare practitioner.

What are some of the many forms of sexual dysfunction?

In general, there are four types of sexual dysfunction:

  • Lack of sexual desire or interest in sex is a desire problem.
  • Arousal disorders are conditions in which a person cannot feel physically aroused or enthusiastic during sexual engagement.
  • Orgasm disorders are characterized by a lack of or a delay in orgasm (climax).
  • Intercourse pain is a type of pain problem.

How can you know if you're having a sexual problem?

In men
  • the inability to obtain or maintain a satisfactory erection (hard penis) for intercourse (erectile dysfunction).
  • Despite adequate sexual excitement, ejaculation is absent or delayed (retarded ejaculation).
  • Inability to regulate ejaculation time (early or premature, ejaculation).
In women
  • Inability to attain orgasm
  • Vaginal lubrication is insufficient before and during intercourse.
  • Inability to sufficiently relax the vaginal muscles to allow for intercourse.

What factors contribute to sexual dysfunction?

Physical causes:

Sexual dysfunction can be caused by various physical and/or medical issues. Diabetes, heart and vascular (blood vessel) illness, neurological problems, hormonal imbalances, chronic diseases including kidney or liver failure, alcoholism and drug misuse are all examples. Furthermore, several medicines, especially antidepressants, have adverse effects that might impact sexual performance.

Psychological causes:

Work-related stress and worry, anxieties about sexual performance, marriage or relationship troubles, depression, feelings of guilt, body image concerns, and the impact of a previous sexual trauma are all psychological factors.

What are the options for treating sexual dysfunction?

  • By treating the underlying medical or psychological issues, most sexual dysfunction issues may be effectively healed. Dysfunction brought on by stress, worry, or anxiety can be treated with therapy and counselling sessions targeted at increasing your sexual knowledge and communication with your partner.
  • TheBuddy uses a variety of medical and therapeutic techniques to treat sexual dysfunction, mainly when it is due to stress, worry, or depression:

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

  • Specialist therapists experienced in treating sexual dysfunction problems conduct talking treatments such as CBT. The goal of CBT is to work through any underlying feelings of worry, fear, guilt, or poor self-esteem that may be leading to sexual performance issues.
  • Your therapist will show you how to transform negative ideas into good ones, emphasising constructive and action-oriented tactics to help you better your circumstances.
  • CBT can also assist you in addressing any prior sexual trauma that may be connected to negative connotations experienced during current sexual intercourse.

Psychosexual therapy and counselling

  • Psychosexual therapy is a specialised therapeutic practice aimed at assisting persons who are experiencing psychological or sexual issues. This type of treatment combines fundamental behavioural and cognitive strategies to help people in better understanding their sexual difficulties, expressing their sexual wants, and expanding their sexual expression options.
  • Psychosexual therapy is an avenue for people to talk about their troubles with a competent and supportive therapist who specialises in addressing all types of sexual problems. It can be done alone or as part of a couples counselling programme.


Medication for other ailments might occasionally have negative effects that influence your sexual function. Changing your prescription may help, and men with erectile dysfunction may benefit from medications like Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, and Staxyn, which improve blood flow to the penis and can be taken after consultation with the doctor.

How to Book Online Counselling Session?

We provide many sorts of therapy, including Sexual Dysfunction counselling, at The Buddy. We have skilled and experienced RCI Registered Therapists on staff. Please visit at to make a reservation for the session.