Sexual function is dependent on both physical and emotional factors.
Sexual problems are common in men and women and can cause great distress.
Types of sexual problems include:
- Loss of sex drive
- Inability to maintain an erection
- Pain with sex
- Inability to reach orgasm
- Premature ejaculation and many more
Sexual function can be affected by illness, stress, medication and by relationship problems.
You can speak to your GP about any problems you feel you have. He or she may refer you to the Psychosexual Clinic, the Erectile Dysfunction Clinic or to Couples Counselling.
You may find after speaking to your GP that you have gained the help you need.
However you may be referred for further help.
In Tayside there are three areas you can consider:
The doctors at this clinic look at your feelings and emotions about sex and sexual activity. Often a genital examination is undertaken. Usually you are seen alone without your partner. Your doctor or Family Planning Clinic can refer you to this clinic
Erectile Dysfunction Clinic:
If you have problems maintaining or achieving erections then the doctor and nurses at this clinic will examine you fully and issue a prescription for tablets or injections to help with your problem. Your own doctor needs to refer you to this clinic
Your doctor may suggest you contact this organisation. You will be seen as a couple and counselled by qualified practitioners regarding your relationship and sexual difficulties. You may have to pay for this service. You can attend this service without being referred by your doctor.
Couple Counselling Tayside can be contacted at:
201 Blackness Road, Dundee 01382 640123
28 Kinnoull Causeway, Perth 01738 636363