Diverse gender identity, expression, and sex
Erectile dysfunction is typically referred to as a condition when a man (or someone with a penis) cannot get and/or keep an erection that allows penetration during sexual activity. Erectile dysfunction is not a disease, but a symptom of another problem of a physical and/or psychological nature.
It can be helpful to think about these experiences as ‘erectile difficulties’, as ‘dysfunction’ can seem harsh and unhelpful.
Sex therapist – sexual difficulties and concerns
People are often confused by the differences between gender identity, expression, and assigned sex. These are not easily categorised and some people tend to find that how they feel do not neatly fit into categories of woman or man, female or male. This can be difficult to navigate, and some people may feel confused and overwhelmed.
Many people experience sexual difficulties. It may be a desire for a more fulfilling sex life; or a problem that has been bothering you for a long time; or an identity issue. Whatever it is it can cause sexual difficulties and concerns in several areas of our life. It can affect they way you see yourself, and the way you see others around you. It may even make you feel depressed or anxious. In some situations certain people may be more likely than others to experience difficulties in areas of their sex life.
Sex therapy is a specialist therapy experience where someone who has identified that they have a sexual problem works with the therapist to understand and resolve the difficulty.