More and more people are turning to hypnosis for sexual problems when nothing else has worked. Sexual issues are very common, but because most people don’t talk about them, they remain a mystery; like the ‘elephant in the room’ that nobody wants to acknowledge.
Low libido, painful intercourse and premature ejaculation are all embarrassing problems that most of us would rather not have to address; yet these are serious issues that can be treated very successfully with the right help.
You may be suffering in silence for fear of being judged or ridiculed; but you’re not alone. If there is no medical reason for your sexual problem, the answer may be locked in your subconscious mind.
What Is Sexual Dysfunction?
Sexual dysfunction can be described as difficulty experienced by an individual or couple during any stage of sexual activity. It can include:
- Low libido;
- Inability to orgasm;
- Painful intercourse;
- Premature ejaculation;
- Erectile dysfunction
While some of these symptoms can be due to medical conditions (for example, painful intercourse can be caused by vaginal atrophy, especially for menopausal women), many are directly influenced and sometimes caused by a person’s state of mind.
How Hypnotherapy Can Help
Hypnosis cannot cure any sexual problem that is of physiological origin. On the other hand, if you can’t maintain an erection despite having been given a clear bill of health from your doctor, in this case the cause is mostly psychological, and if so, hypnosis is an excellent took to help you get over it.
My client Jason had enjoyed a varied and fulfilling sex life up until the time he met his partner Janine. Janine was a girl he really liked and he was hoping their relationship would grow into something serious with time.
The problem was because he cared so much about Janine, Jason was anxious to please her in bed. So he was horrified to discover that during his first sexual encounter with Janine, he was unable to maintain his erection.
Janine was very understanding and reassured him over and over again that she cared about him and that she was willing to work through the problem with him.
A Catch-22 Situation
Yet the damage was already done; the initial incident had such a profound negative effect of Jason’s self-esteem that it caused a catch-22 situation where each time he attempted to have sex with Janine, he expected the problem to arise again; and it did.
I worked with Jason to remove the negative beliefs and expectations that he had accumulated over time, and to improve his self-esteem to the degree that he could function sexually once again.
It also helped that he had a caring partner who nurtured and encouraged him; Janine was willing to take the sexual side of their relationship slowly until he recovered, and with the right treatment and support, Jason and Janine were able to develop and maintain a satisfying sexual relationship.
How Sexual Problems Affects You
The effects of sexual dysfunction can have devastating consequences such as anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. You may even end up avoiding intimacy with your partner or avoiding having sex altogether.
This can cause feelings of shame, guilt and inadequacy and can seriously jeopardise the quality of your relationships. If you have a sexual problem, hypnosis can help. Work with a qualified hypnotherapist to remove the beliefs and behaviour patterns that are exacerbating the problem and you can enjoy a happy, healthy sex life once again.