Sex is not only a basic survival instinct but also a vital part about how we connect intimately as human beings. Many of us battle with body image, intimacy and physical difficulties with attaining sexual intimacy and pleasure. You may have experienced prior trauma which inhibits or interferes with a healthy relationship with sex. Sometimes there is a struggle to conform to societal norms regarding sexual preference or gender binary. Gender is more than just physical parts or hormonal influence, it has to do with how we as individuals conceptualize and identify ourselves within our family and community.
Being sexually healthy embraces both physical and emotional components. On screening, we will identify what struggles you are having and how we can promote both physical and mental health. With physical difficulties, hormone levels and other tests may be appropriate investigations. If further hormone therapy or more invasive intervention is required, appropriate referrals to other members of the specialist team will be made. Emotions, prior trauma, inhibition and insecurities with be explored and we will find a healthy way forward to achieve peak sexual health.