Category: Sex & Sexuality

How to Overcome Rapid Ejaculation (PE)

Rapid Ejaculation (PE) Rapid ejaculation (PE) is one of the most common sexual problems affecting an estimated 30% of men across all age groups and as with all of the ejaculatory disorders, leaves men with feelings of embarrassment and inadequacy. If you are worried that you have this complaint, consider first that the average lovemaking …

A silent addiction, The Irish Catholic, February 2018

Porn addiction can have longstanding effects, writes Colm Fitzpatrick With one in three Irish people viewing porn before turning 16, addiction can become a serious and harmful issue. In an age where sexually explicit images and videos are available at the push of a button, questions need to be raised about the negative effects of …

The Gender Spectrum

Gender versus Sex For many people the terms ‘gender’ and ‘sex’ are used interchangeably, however the concepts of sex and gender are not quite that straightforward.  Sex is a biological term whereas gender is a psychological and cultural expression.  Modern society views sex and gender in binary terms, and the majority of people are sexed …

Should we talk about previous sexual partners ?

Should I tell my new boyfriend how many lovers I’ve had? Q. I’ve met a lovely guy and the relationship is going well — sex started about two months ago. We were chatting late one night, after a few drinks, and he asked me how many lovers I’d had. I fudged it, saying a lady …

Help when sexual intercourse is painful

I find sex painful. Will I ever enjoy intercourse again? Q. About a year ago, I developed vaginal thrush following a course of antibiotics. Medication helped to clear it up but I still find sex painful. My partner is very understanding but I worry if I’ll ever enjoy sex again. We are both in our …

How Can we Spice up Our Sex Life ?

Q. I am married 15 years to a man I love. I’d like to spice up our sex life. Do you have any suggestions? We are both in our early 40s and have three children. A. In the beginning, sex was probably great. Then, children arrived and a new kind of intimacy developed, bringing you …

Erectile Dysfunction – Consequences for Couples Post-Prostrate Cancer Treatment

The sexual consequences of cancer treatment are often under-estimated. Cancer patients have a right to enjoy a normal sexual life.When a man is diagnosed with cancer it begins a process and he may go through some or all of the following stages: Initial Diagnosis Surgery Radiation Chemotherapy On-going treatment Survivorship and moving on with life …

What is Erectile Dysfunction (ED) ?

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) can be defined as the inability to get or sustain enough of an erection to allow penetration. Just as many people confuse erection with an interest in sex, they also confuse lack of erection with a lack of interest. Females are most likely to make this error and to personalise it. Having …

What brings Clients into Sex Therapy ?

At the risk of stating the obvious the answer to this is because their sexual relationship is not working. This then begs another question. Why is it not working? At this point I get curious about which is “chicken” and which is “egg” i.e. are the difficulties in the sexual relationship due to the problems …