Sexual health education is a “lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs, and values about important topics; such as identity, relationships, and intimacy,” (SIECUS, Guidelines, 2004).
It’s unfortunate to grow up in an environment where sexual health is not discussed or not allowed. Not only is this detrimental to a growing mind and body, but it also creates a stigma on sexuality. Most of whom seek sexual help and relationship therapy have some sort of trouble being honest and communicating with their partners on their sexual needs and boundaries.
Sexual Health and Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin
Societal norms being challenged on the internet in today’s modern world isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We have grown to appreciate and accept a variety of sexual lifestyles that have always existed but were usually hidden. One of the main challenges for most couples who seek relationship therapy is how to be comfortable in their own skin. Whether it’s something new they want to try in the bedroom or longing to connect with their spouse after years of being in a sexless marriage. Communication is key. Although, with regards to how a person was raised and which sexual beliefs were implemented as a young adult, sexual talk can be awkward. That’s when a sex therapist can come in to help.
Seeking a Sex Therapist for The First Time
Whether you need marriage counseling, have past sexual trauma, or have recently developed a sex addiction, a sex therapist can be the help you’ve been looking for. Finding the right sex therapist is not a walk in the park. Especially if sex talk has never been a thing for you, or your partner. Sex should not be shameful. We are all naturally inclined to procreate, and sexual relations are imbedded in our genetic makeup. Speaking to a professional can help guide you in the right direction and help create long lasting, meaningful relationships with future or current partners.
Sexual Desires Can Be Fulfilled
The initial meeting with a sex therapist will require a sexual history questionnaire. Why? This helps the therapist better access what your sexual beliefs have been built on. From trauma to substance abuse, to bad relationship experiences in the past or embarrassing scenarios when performing in the bedroom. Sexual health can be altered by a number of things, both mentally and physically. Now, in order to fulfill those desires and sexual hunger in the bedroom, you need to overcome those traumas or past negative experiences. Working through treatment and professional guidance can lead you to accomplish those goals you’ve only dreamed of. Nothing is impossible!