Category Archives: Men’s Health-Erectile Dysfunction

SEX AND SEXUAL PROBLEMS: SEXUAL FANTASIES

Many people use fantasies to help them overcome their sexual problems. If anxiety is a problem, then thinking through an imaginary sexual encounter is a bit like rehearsing for a stage-play. You might still get stage fright but at least … Continue reading

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SEX AND SEXUAL PROBLEMS: TOUCH-SENSITIVE AREAS OF THE BODY

Sensate focus exercises can help to relax you and, because they take the focus away from genital contact, they help you to explore other touch-sensitive areas of the body. These are techniques developed by sex therapy pioneers Masters and Johnson, … Continue reading

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SEX AND SEXUAL PROBLEMS: ERECTILE FAILURE

When a man has trouble getting a full erection, or maintaining it, both partners have to face sex as an issue. About forty-five percent will have a physical cause like diabetes, heart disease, or the side effects of drugs. Others … Continue reading

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SEX AND SEXUAL PROBLEMS: PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF ILLNESS

As you would expect, physical illness of any kind can affect sexuality. The physical effects of illness, like tiredness or depression or the effects of treatment like chemotherapy can make sex difficult, too much of an effort, or even too … Continue reading

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SEX AFTER THE BABY ARRIVES: BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding raises some emotional dilemmas too.. Some men are heavily erotically focused on the breasts and may feel as though their partner’s breasts are theirs for sex. Some women report their partners putting pressure on them to stop breastfeeding because … Continue reading

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SEX AFTER THE BABY ARRIVES: FEAR ABOUT CHANGES IN BODY

As well as coping with changing roles, women go through fears about changes in their bodies and it’s common to feel as though you’ve lost your sexual attractiveness. Four months after Julie had a baby boy she said, ‘I really … Continue reading

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SEX AFTER THE BABY ARRIVES: CHANGING ROLES

Despite the undeniable joy of it all, many women grieve for their former selves. Even when the decision to start a family is a deliberate one, there can be a profound sense of loss … loss of professional identity, loss … Continue reading

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SEX AFTER THE BABY ARRIVES: UNCOMFORTABLE TALKING ABOUT SEX

Couples can run into problems if they feel uncomfortable talking about sex with each other. This makes it very hard to let each other know about anxieties and frustrations, and virtually impossible to work out what sorts of changes or … Continue reading

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SEX AND PREGNANCY: QUEEN BEE SYNDROME

As pregnancy progresses, continuing your sex life might take a bit of experimenting with your technique. Many couples remember pregnancy as the time they discovered a few new positions and techniques that became a part of their wider sexual repertoire … Continue reading

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SEX AND PREGNANCY: EMOTIVE IMPACT

Whatever the circumstances of a pregnancy, it is one of life’s greatest landmarks. Few other events can match it for emotive impact… surprise, shock, elation, fear, anticipation … you name the emotion and a pregnancy can bring it out. Sex … Continue reading

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