If you have a sexual problem, it's a good idea to see a GP first as they can check for any physical causes. The GP can refer you to therapist if they think it will help you, or you can self refer. If your quality of life and emotional health are greatly affected by a potential sexual dysfunction, it's a good idea to see a therapist. Likewise, if a lack of intimacy or difficulty communicating with a partner is your primary personal concern, a therapist is the place to start.
A fulfilling sex life can be vital to your health for many reasons. Physical and emotional elements of a healthy sex life have far-reaching benefits, including lower blood pressure, better heart health, and stress reduction. Sex is also just a natural, fun part of life. However, for some people, sex is a source of great anxiety, worry and shame. Sexual dysfunction can lead to relationship complications, loss of confidence, and many other negative effects.
Sex therapy is an integrative approach to treating and eliminating underlying physical and psychological challenges such as low circulation, anxiety, stress, and confidence issues. Sex therapy can help individuals and couples/others find a way to have open, honest communication so that they can work through any concerns or challenges toward a healthy, happy sex life.