Boston Sex Therapy, Powered by Thriveworks
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Sex is awesome. Or rather, it should be. Aside from the fact that it’s our tried-and-true way of continuing the human race, sex can also be incredibly fun and satisfying.
Unfortunately, we humans have an artistic flair for going about things in the wrong way: We elevate the importance of sexuality in our entertainment and advertisements while simultaneously cheapening its authenticity.
It’s no wonder so many of us are so often confused, frustrated or anxious about sex. Despite how much it permeates various levels of our day-to-day (as Oscar Wilde once said, “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”), very little in the way of open and honest discourse about physical intimacy happens in the limelight. No, instead sex usually makes the headlines when someone is sleeping with someone other than who they should be sleeping with (or doing so in a way that many deem questionable).
So, instead of it being a surprise when people seek out sex therapy, it should come to us as more of a shock when people are not seeking guidance on what’s arguably one of the most important human activities. Even those who claim to have a satisfying sex life would admit that there’s much they can learn about themselves and their partners.
If you (or you and your partner together) are interested in seeking sex therapy in Boston, our specially trained clinicians are ready to meet with you and to discuss what it means to have a healthy sex life.
So, What Is Sex Therapy?
A sex therapist is a clinician — psychologist, psychiatrist, clinical social worker, family or marriage therapist — that is educated and trained in therapy techniques that specifically relate to sex-related problems. They have a deep knowledge of the physical aspects of human sexuality, as well as of the social and emotional concerns that surround the limitlessly controversial issue.
Thrive Boston sex counselors approach sex therapy from a clinical standpoint, which means they aim to help, not to judge. Regardless of your relationship status, sexual preference or gender identity, expect your Thrive Boston sex therapist to be accepting. Our sex therapists encourage you to pursue a healthy sex life that fits you. They won’t push you toward a mode of physical intimacy that aligns with his or her own personal opinions and life experiences.
With respect to the deeply personal and unique nature of an individual’s sex life, the counselors at Thrive Boston sex therapy are committed to creating treatment plans that are tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
Sex therapy is talk therapy. Your sex therapist will speak with you in-depth about whatever issue you are facing, as well as discuss your diet, medical history, and lifestyle. The information you provide will determine the structure of your sessions, which will aim to bring you peace of mind, increased sexual satisfaction and stronger romantic relationships.
Some common challenges discussed in Thrive Boston sex therapy sessions include:
- Little to no sex in a long-term relationship (non-consummation)
- Lack of sexual satisfaction (or even boredom)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Sexual addiction
- Low libido
- Religious pressures
- Problems with anxiety or “tiredness”
- Painful sex
- Unwanted fetishes
- Premature ejaculation
- Difficulty reaching orgasm
- Recovery from sexual assault
- Unwanted fetishes
- Body image issues
What Kind of People Benefit from Boston Sex Therapy?
Sex therapy is useful for people at any stage of adulthood. In fact, it’s crucial. You’re feeling like your spouse or sexual partner isn’t meeting your needs, or maybe you feel like you’re the one not meeting your partner’s needs (which be a far greater drain on your emotions).
The typical reaction is to sulk, grow distant and possibly even to turn toward marital infidelity. These types of negative reflexes, however, usually serve only in temporarily burying the hurt and disillusionment.
A sex therapist, however, will help you determine the source of the issue and will equip you with the necessary tools for working through your problems. In other words, the goal is to fix what’s broken or misaligned, not to complicate it.
The truth is that understanding yours and your partner’s sexuality bodes for a stronger overall relationship in addition to increased sexual satisfaction. It’s an awkward conversation to broach — few people are keen to bring up such intimate concerns with the person who might be most hurt by them — but it’s an important conversation nonetheless, one that promises to deepen the connection the two of you share.
Even as we grow older, it is still important to assess our sex lives. Physical intimacy may change with the aging of our bodies, but it doesn’t have to cease. In fact, it’s well known that continuing to be sexually active throughout your life helps promote physical, and emotional well-being.
Schedule an Appointment with a Thrive Boston Sex Therapist
Are you or your partner consistently “too tired” or “not in the mood” to be physically intimate? Are you concerned that your partner doesn’t understand how to meet your sexual needs, and may never figure it out? Do you find yourself attracted to someone outside your typical sexual preference and feel confused as a result? Are you tired of the emotional anguish that comes along with a problematic sex life? Relief is available. You don’t have to struggle alone.
Millions of people have been through similar trials and have found a way to overcome those challenges and to build stronger, long-lasting romantic relationships.
Thrive Boston sex therapy is conveniently located in Cambridge, Mass., on Massachusetts Avenue — right on the edge of Harvard Square. Meet with us to chat about your concerns and struggles in a relaxing, judgment-free environment where the only goal is to help you achieve a happier, more fulfilled life (in and out of the bedroom).
The best part is that Thrive Boston sex therapy practices a strict “no waiting lists” rule, which means you can get the care you need, when you need it. Appointments are scheduled for the same week, many times within 24 hours of your reaching out to us.