Sexual Difficulties

Living with physical health conditions can at times lead to sexual difficulties.  For some their physical health symptoms can directly impact their ability to engage in sexual activities, or for others it can be as a side effect of the medication they are on.  It can also be the case that living with physical health challenges might have impacted on confidence and self-esteem which can then lead to sexual difficulties.  Examples of sexual problems include: painful sex and / or difficulty with penetration (including fears and anxiety about intercourse); premature ejaculation; delayed or absent ejaculation; erectile problems; loss of libido (sex drive); difficulty getting aroused and / or reaching orgasm; problems with sex due to other illness or medications, for example cancer treatments.


Sexual Advice Association -  Pain during or after sex

Sexual Advice Association - Problems with Orgasm

Sexual Advice Association - Lack of sexual desire and/or arousal

Sexual Advice Association  - Kegal Exercises

NHS Oxford University Hospital - Vaginal Dilator Exercises for Psychosexual Therapy

NHS Oxford University Hospitals - A Guide to the Pelvic Floor Muscles - Women


Sexual Advice Association - Erection problems

Sexual Advise Association - Erection problems when with a partner

Sexual Advice Association - Ejaculation problems

NHS Oxford University Hospitals - A Guide to the Pelvic Floor Muscles - Men