Having sexual difficulties can feel very isolating. You may feel self-conscious and unable to speak up about them, whether that's having an honest conversation with your partner or reaching out to a professional. The truth is, sexual problems are very common and the best way to tackle them is to talk about it.
If the problem is affecting your relationship, being honest and open with your partner about what's happening is a great first step. For some, this alone is enough to help work through the problem. For others, more support is needed. This is where psychosexual therapy comes in. Sex therapists are qualified therapists, doctors or healthcare professionals who have completed extra training to help those having sex-related difficulties.
The aim of sex therapy is to help you improve the physical intimacy between you and your partner and overcome or manage any sexual difficulties you're having. Whatever your gender, sexual orientation or relationship status, sex therapy can support you to feel more comfortable about getting intimate.