Updated: Sep 8
Sexual dysfunction and erectile dysfunction fall into those topics that people find too awkward or embarrassing to talk about let alone admit to suffering. This is something I can attest to from personal experience.
It may not be obvious that I specifically chose to use the term ‘people’ rather than simply say men. This is because sexual dysfunction and erectile dysfunction does not only affect men, granted it is more obvious for men with the inability to have penetrative sex, but women can also be afflicted with the physical effects. Furthermore, it is so important to note it is not always a physiological issue, instead it can be a gamut of causes.
Sadly, relationships can often suffer because the lack of intimacy can result in feelings of inadequacy, jealousy, anger, suspicion and so on. Men can feel like they are incapable of satisfying their partner, women can feel as though their partner is no longer attracted to them or, if they themselves are suffering from sexual dysfunction, they may feel inadequate much the same as men.
For a long time, I thought that it was the natural progression of life, as I got older, I would become a cliched old man that needed a little blue pill to have a healthy sex life and enjoy a flourishing intimate relationship with my partner. Through hypnosis for myself and my partner, I discovered I have various reasons why I can sometimes suffer from erectile dysfunction, but throughout the process I realised sharing those smaller intimate moments with my girl and not overthinking not only keeps our relationship strong, but also often improves our sex life.
Now, I am in no way suggesting my causes will be your causes, but what I am suggesting is the use of hypnotherapy to delve in to and uncover what it could be for you to get your relationship to the place I am happy to say my own is. This may involve simply helping you, however it can also be extremely beneficial for both partners to engage in a session.
Sometimes when we are suffering a form of sexual dysfunction we forget the impacts on our partners, sometimes they can be a silent sufferer.