Sex is a biological need and one of the most intimate and pleasurable of all human experiences.
However, it can become a major concern for some persons who face recurrent sexual problems. Almost
every person faces sexual or relationship problems at some time or other during his/her lifetime
and is really bothersome if it is continual in nature. Some couples require many weeks or a
few months and sometimes even 1-2 years or more to sexually adjust with each other. A few
couples never become sexually compatible and unfortunately if they never seek professional
help, the problem is never resolved.
These days, many couples find it hard to fit sex into their busy schedules. And its perfectly
normal for people to go through periods when they are just not in the mood for lovemaking.
There are probably a lot of people out there who could use therapy but don't come because
they're embarrassed. They may go through years of needless pain or dissatisfaction,"
says Dr Mayank Agrawal a sex therapist at Surat.
But if you chronically lack desire for sex - for emotional or physical reasons - you may want
to consider sex therapy. Seeking treatment for sex problems has become more socially
COMMON SEXUAL PROBLEMS
Ejaculating too quickly (premature ejaculation)
Concerns about sexual desire or arousal
Concerns about sexual interests or sexual orientation
Compulsive sexual behavior
Trouble reaching orgasm (anorgasmia)
Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
Intimacy issues related to a disability or chronic condition
Premature ejaculation occurs when a man ejaculates sooner during sexual intercourse than
average expected time. Premature ejaculation is a common sexual complaint. As many as 1 out
of 3 men say they experience this problem at some time. As long as it happens infrequently,
it's not cause for concern.
Always or nearly always ejaculate within one minute of penetration
Are unable to delay ejaculation during intercourse all or nearly all of the time
Feel distressed and frustrated, and tend to avoid sexual intimacy as a result
Both psychological and biological factors can play a role in premature ejaculation.
Although many men feel embarrassed to talk about it, premature ejaculation is a common
and treatable condition. Medications, counseling and sexual techniques that delay
ejaculation - or a combination of these - can help improve sex for you and your partner.
Erectile dysfunction (impotence) occurs when a man can no longer get or keep an erection
firm enough for sexual intercourse. Having erection trouble from time to time isn't necessarily
a cause for concern. But if erectile dysfunction is an ongoing problem, it may cause stress,
cause relationship problems or affect your self-esteem.
Talk with your doctor about erectile dysfunction, go in for an evaluation. Problems getting or
keeping an erection can be a sign of a medical condition that needs treatment, such as heart
disease or poorly controlled diabetes. Treating an underlying problem may be enough to improve
your erectile dysfunction.
If treating an underlying condition doesn't help your erectile dysfunction, medications or
other direct treatments may help.
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) occurs when a woman experiences distress due to problems
with sexual desire, arousal, orgasm, or pain. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), also
known as "low libido" or "low sexual desire," is the most common complaint among women
experiencing sexual dysfunction. HSDD is defined as the deficiency or absence of sexual
fantasies and desire for sexual activity that causes significant personal distress or
interpersonal difficulty (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). Women have reported that a
lack of sexual desire negatively affects their quality of life, physical and emotional
satisfaction, and overall happiness.
It is a semen-loss related physical and psychological distress seen mainly in people of Indian
It is commonly seen in young men. Common symptoms are weakness, anxiety, sleeplessness and
guilt which is attributed to semen (Dhatu) loss. Loss of semen through nocturnal emissions and
masturbation frightens the individual as he believes it to be harmful to the body. Some patients
report a white discharge in their urine which they feel is semen. Sexual dysfunction may or may
not be present.
There is no known physical cause for the illness. It occurs due to wrong beliefs and misconceptions
about normal sexual functions.
Effective treatments in the form of medications and counseling - psychotherapy are available.
Psychotherapy: aimed at reassurance and correction of wrong beliefs.Medication: To relieve
anxiety and sad mood that is often present in such situations
Sex therapy is a type of counseling - a general term for treating mental health problems by
talking with a mental health provider. Through sex therapy, you can address concerns about
sexual function, sexual feelings and intimacy - either in individual therapy or in joint
therapy with your partner. Sex therapy can be effective for adults of any age, sex or sexual
orientation. Sex therapy can help you resolve various sexual issues, from concerns about
sexual function or feelings to the way you relate to your partner