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Women's Sexual Health

"Am I normal? I just don't seem to be like other women." 

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What is it?

Women's sexual health can be a complex (as is men's sexual health) set of event, things and experiences. From difficulties orgasming (i.e., never have had an orgasm, or getting "stuck" in arousal and not able to orgasm), pain during penetration, change in desire to be sexual, and many, many more things. Often, if there is no medical issue causing the struggles, the problems can be rooted to other situational, life, or mental health influences. Some women even receive great relief realizing that are quite "normal" in their experiences and simply changing the way one thinks about (and accepts) themselves is healing enough.

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How do we treat it?

Your sex positive therapist will help you to understand more deeply what are the root causes to the sexuality concern you're facing. With this understanding your therapist will help you to discover ways to combat against the barriers in place, preventing you from experiencing the most pleasure you are able; or increasing overall acceptance and awareness to the natural rhythms and flows of your body, sexual desire and typical patterns. It could be recommended, depending on the presenting issue, to ensure no physical condition or issue is happening and causing the struggle, in which case, having a collaborative approach with a medical professional is recommended to increase the options for the best outcomes for your sexual growth. 

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