Common Sex and Intimacy issues
Different sex drives: Your partner wants more sex than you do or you want more sex than them.
Erotic timing: You feel more aroused in the morning and your partner feels more aroused in the evening.
Communicating sexual needs: You find it difficult to talk about your sexual needs and preferences or your partner does not listen when you do.
Sex is dull and boring: Your erotic life has become dull, repetitive and predictable. It’s just another chore.
Physical Problems: Some problems that show up as physical, often have psychological origins.
For women, this can mean: Inhibited sexual desire, inability to experience orgasm and painful sexual intercourse.
For men, this can mean: erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and inhibited sexual desire.
Sometimes there are physical explanations for these conditions such as obesity, diabetes or low testosterone. Then there is also the impact of stress, age, illness or just boredom with sex. A major impact for women can also be hormonal shifts caused by childbirth, pregnancy or menopause.
Sex addiction: I’m reluctant to use this term, as there is some doubt that compulsive sexual behaviour is really an addiction, as there is no substance abuse involved. However, if you can’t control the behaviour and there are harmful consequences for you and your family, it may be necessary to treat the condition like it was an addiction.