For many people the words hypnosis and sex do not belong in the same sentence. However, there have been studies showing that the two have in fact a connection. Sexual difficulties can start early in life or develop gradually. In some cases, patients had satisfying sex lives before they had to find ways to overcome difficulties in the bedroom. These difficulties can prevent people from enjoying sex, have difficulties getting aroused or failure to reach orgasm.
In cases like these it has been found that hypnotherapy can serve as a diagnostic tool, can help with the resolution of neurotic conflicts, complement behavioral therapy and help improve self-confidence. Here are some sexual issues hypnotherapy can help with.
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Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Also known as impotence, erectile dysfunction is the inability to develop or maintain an erection. This is usually caused by performance anxiety and or stress. While occasional impotence is normal in most males, persistent ED should be treated by professionals.
Inhibited Sexual Desire (ISD)
Both men and women can suffer from ISD but is more prevalent in women. While it is normal to experience peaks and plateaus in sexual desire, ISD can also be caused by pregnancy, stress, anxiety, relationship problems, depression and fatigue. If all methods of getting a person aroused such as use of sex toys like porn star fleshlights role playing and foreplay fails, it might be time to try something new.
Premature Ejaculation (PE)
Most men will experience premature ejaculation at least once during their lifetimes. This normal occurs during the start of sexual activity but they will soon be able to control it. According to studies, PE is the most common sexual issue among men and around 25 to 40% suffer from it. it is usually caused by performance anxiety, stress, fatigue, lack of confidence and sexual repression. Most therapists use the stop-and-go technique to enable men to gain control of their ejaculation.
Vaginismus is the inability of women to perform any kind of penetrative sex. For some women, this condition is so severe they avoid any sexual contact. This condition is characterized by the involuntary convulsion of the vaginal muscles which interfere with penetration. According to studies, this sexual issue is usually caused by sexual abuse.
For some people achieving orgasm even after foreplay is delayed or unattainable. This is called anorgasmia. Individuals that suffer from this experience strong desire and get aroused but are unable to reach orgasm.
If you think you are having sexual issues, it is best to talk to your GP first. He or she can rule out certain diseases or refer you to a specialist. The specialists in turn can recommend Psychosexual therapy or with a sex therapist. The therapy is designed to ease anxiety and curb behavior that can cause sexual issues. Sex therapists are professionals who can recommend hypnosis and other tools to help deal with sexual issues that cause patients distress.