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Sex Therapy for
Sexual Avoidance &
Sexual Aversion

Sexual Aversion

Embrace Intimacy: Sex Therapy for Overcoming Sexual Aversion

Rediscover Connection, Reclaim Pleasure

Sexual aversion is a complex and often distressing challenge that can impact individuals of all genders and sexual orientations. At Pacific Behavioral Healthcare, we understand the profound impact that sexual aversion can have on one's well-being and relationships. Our specialized sex therapy services are crafted to provide compassionate support, evidence-based interventions, and a judgment-free space for individuals experiencing sexual aversion.

Understanding Sexual Aversion: A Deeper Challenge

The Multifaceted Nature of Aversion

Sexual aversion goes beyond the realm of avoiding sex due to common concerns such as fear, lack of confidence, or performance anxiety. It involves a profound sense of panic, revulsion, nausea, or shortness of breath during partnered sexual activity. This heightened distress leads individuals to actively avoid any form of sexual contact to prevent experiencing these overwhelming symptoms.

Impact Across Genders and Orientations

It's crucial to recognize that sexual aversion can affect anyone, irrespective of gender or sexual orientation. Research indicates that addressing sexual aversion requires a nuanced and comprehensive approach. At Pacific Behavioral Healthcare, we are committed to providing effective sex therapy treatments that honor the individual's experience and respect their need for safety.

Recognizing the Signs: Why People Avoid Sex

Fear, Shame, and More

Avoiding sex is a common response to various concerns, including fear of heart attack or stroke, lack of confidence, shame about one's body, moral beliefs, and performance anxiety. Sometimes individuals may avoid sex despite an intense desire for it, creating a paradoxical situation that can be confusing and distressing.

Dual Desire: The Intense Yearning Despite Avoidance

Experiencing a desire for sex while actively avoiding it is a complex emotional landscape. It's not uncommon for individuals to grapple with conflicting feelings, where the desire for intimacy exists alongside a deep-seated aversion. This duality can lead to a sense of frustration, confusion, and isolation.

Specialized Sex Therapy: A Path to Healing

Assessment and Understanding

The first step in addressing sexual aversion is a comprehensive assessment by our skilled sex therapists. We believe in understanding the unique factors contributing to each individual's experience. Our sex therapists create a safe space for open dialogue, where clients can share their concerns, fears, and aspirations without judgment.

Evidence-Based Interventions

Our sex therapy services are grounded in evidence-based interventions tailored to the individual's needs. Research has shown that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure therapy can be effective in treating sexual aversion. These therapeutic approaches help individuals identify and challenge negative thought patterns, gradually exposing them to sexual stimuli in a controlled and supportive environment.

The Pacific Behavioral Healthcare Difference

Compassionate and Confidential Care

Navigating sexual aversion requires a compassionate and confidential approach. At Pacific Behavioral Healthcare, our sex therapists prioritize creating a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their concerns and work towards healing. Your journey is unique, and our team is here to guide you every step of the way.

Holistic Support

Sexual aversion often involves a complex interplay of physical, psychological, and emotional factors. Our holistic approach addresses these multifaceted aspects, recognizing that healing requires a comprehensive understanding of the individual's experience.

Taking the First Step Toward Healing

Personalized Sex Therapy

Our team of sex therapists is well-qualified to assess and treat sexual aversion, employing treatment tools that prioritize the individual's well-being and respect their need for safety. Through compassionate guidance, we help individuals navigate the complexities of sexual aversion, fostering a renewed sense of connection and pleasure within intimate relationships.

Schedule Your Consultation

Embark on a journey of healing and rediscovery with Pacific Behavioral Healthcare. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Our experienced sex therapists are dedicated to providing personalized and evidence-based sex therapy services, guiding you toward overcoming sexual aversion and embracing a fulfilling intimate life.

 

Pacific Behavioral Healthcare: Where Compassion Meets Healing in the Journey to Rediscovering Intimacy.

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