What three-letter word is said in whispers and riddled with stigma?
SEX … there … we said it!
At Lounge, we encourage people to be confident, and embrace themselves for who they are, which is why we’re encouraging everyone to feel more comfortable talking about a completely normal, beautiful topic without any shame or stigma attached to it.
When a particular topic is deemed taboo, it’s far too common for people to ignore any challenges they may have. Whilst some people are as open as can be and make sex a regular topic of conversation in the girls’ group chat - not everyone feels like that. And that’s okay. We’re all on a journey of self-discovery and being our own biggest advocate. For those struggling with sex related issues, speaking with a sex therapist may be the answer and can support in becoming more comfortable and open when it comes to their sex life.
WHAT IS A SEX THERAPIST?
Sex therapists are qualified medical professionals who have completed additional training that allows them to support people with a number of sex-related problems.
These problems can include things like:
- A lack of desire
- Erectile dysfunction
- Premature ejaculation
- Trouble having an orgasm
First and foremost, we want everyone to know that there is no shame in seeking help. Sex is a huge part of many people’s lives, and just like we work to improve other areas of our life, this too is an area that deserves our attention. It’s important to feel comfortable and confident with sexuality and intimacy. If we don’t, then it’s time to get support.
WHAT IS SEX THERAPY?
During sex therapy, the therapist will assess whether the cause of concern is psychological, physical or both. Talking about our sexual health and experiences with a qualified professional provides a clearer sense of what is happening and why it’s happening. Which can provide a sense of reassurance and knowledge – two very important aspects in any form of therapy.
Getting difficult conversations out of the way makes room for more fun and enlightening chats to take place. If you’ve been thinking about seeing a sex therapist, this is your sign to do it! Sex doesn’t need to be taboo, nor does it need to be an uncomfortable topic. Let’s flip the narrative!