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SEX AND SEXUAL PROBLEMS: FACTORS THAT REDUCE LIBIDO

Most of the factors that reduce libido, like conflict in the relationship, guilty feelings, inhibitions, anxiety or depression will also determine whether you are able to reach orgasm. Atmosphere can have a big influence on whether you reach orgasm. The right lighting, music, comfortable furniture and a chance to enjoy each other”s company can make [...]

SEX AND SEXUAL PROBLEMS: PREMATURE EJACULATION

Therapists generally agree that premature ejaculation is a habit that can be unlearned but any successful treatment takes communication between partners. Not just Oh no, not again! Can’t you control yourself?Recriminations and criticisms are likely to add performance anxiety to the problem and you end up in a vicious cycle. One of the best ways [...]

SEX AND SEXUAL PROBLEMS: MEDICATIONS

It’s amazing how many people say they had their first experience of intercourse when they were drunk or lost their inhibitions under the influence of recreational drugs. Improving your libido is one thing but if your inhibitions go out the window, so do all the promises you make to yourself about safer sex. The morning [...]

SEX AND SEXUAL PROBLEMS: HYPERSEXUALITY

That being said, there is a point when unsatisfied sex drive in both men and women can interfere with the day-to-day running of your life; where thoughts and activities are so acutely directed at satisfying that drive that they push all other priorities out of the way. We call that ‘hypersexuality’. If that is the [...]

SEX AFTER THE BABY ARRIVES: PROBLEMS BETWEEN COUPLE

What would really help is preparation — talking about the likely changes so you don’t think you’re going crazy and how to cope with problems as they arise. Terence told me, I wish there had been some way of preparing myself for the incredible change in my lifestyle. We sailed through the labor without a [...]

SEX AFTER THE BABY ARRIVES: PRIVACY

The nature of the birth process, with the physical and emotional exposure that it involves, means that many of a woman’s previous inhibitions are swept aside. Complete strangers are privy to one of your life’s most intimate and vulnerable moments and some women find they can let loose more readily with their partner. For others [...]

SEX AFTER THE BABY ARRIVES: PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL DEMANDS

The physical and emotional demands of coping with a baby can make it very difficult for a new mother to feel romantic for a while. One breastfeeding mother told me, ”There are some days when I”m sick to death of being constantly on duty. No sooner do I finish one chore than there”s another just [...]

SEX AFTER THE BABY ARRIVES: ABILITY TO ADAPT

Coping with parenthood takes a tremendous ability to adapt. Another sort of relationship that is likely to be threatened by a baby is the one that is stable to the point of inflexibility. These people don’t like the unexpected, so strict routines are established and any disruption causes anxiety. Dinner is supposed to be on [...]

SEX AND PREGNANCY: TURN MAN ON OR OFF

Pregnancy can turn a man on or off. Jim told me, During our first pregnancy I just couldn’t cope with the idea of having intercourse. It wasn’t that I found Tanya unattractive, it was just that the first few times we tried it after we found out she was pregnant, I kept imagining this little [...]

SEX AND PREGNANCY: NAUSEA IN PREGNANCY

Nausea in pregnancy is one of those cruel facts of life. In general practice we try to put it in a positive light by saying how fabulous it is that the placenta is functioning so well, but knowing only too well how debilitating it can be. For many pregnant women the term ”morning sickness” is [...]