Sexual Dysfunction

Better Sex Life

Are you struggling to find fulfillment in your sex life? A less-than-satisfying sex life can happen to men and women and can affect physical, mental, and relational health. Many people want to enjoy a better sex life but aren’t sure why they feel low sexual desire, have performance anxieties or sexual dysfunction, or why they are dissatisfied with sex. The good news is that seeking advice and resources from an experienced, certified sex therapist can help you identify the root cause and move toward a more satisfying sex life. 

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Why Is Having a Better Sex Life Important?

Having a satisfying sex life is something most people want to enjoy in their lives. Sex is a natural and healthy part of life and should be enjoyed. Physical, emotional, and mental benefits enhance your overall health and wellness. Achieving a better sex life is about enhancing intimacy and pleasure and experiencing a deeper relationship with your partner. 

Physical Benefits

Research shows sex provides many physical health benefits, including cardiovascular health and immune support. Regular sexual intercourse helps you burn calories, strengthen your muscles, and lower your blood pressure. These benefits also lead to decreased risk of hypertension and heart disease.

As your body releases oxytocin during orgasm, it calms the brain and body, producing better sleep and increased immune function. Sex can also help strengthen the pelvic floor in women and decrease the risk of prostate cancer in men.

Emotional and Intellectual

Sexual activity also provides emotional and intellectual benefits, including reduced stress and anxiety. According to certain studies, sex improves your emotional well-being and deepens trust and intimacy in your relationships. Sex boosts serotonin levels, which gives you more confidence, improving your moods. 

Psychological and Social

Maintaining relationships is not easy, especially when dealing with stress and other demands in life. Sexual intercourse can deepen your relationship with your partner and bring you closer. 

Why Do Some People Feel Unsatisfied With Their Sex Life?

Any person can feel unsatisfied in their sex life. It’s not uncommon for individuals or couples to desire deeper intimacy, enhanced pleasure, and more passionate sex. There are many reasons that you may feel less than happy with your sexual relationship. 

Here are some of the things that can cause you to feel dissatisfied with your sex life: 

Underlying Medical Conditions

Chronic medical conditions can keep people from enjoying sex. Diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and cancer are common medical conditions that can prevent you from enjoying pleasure during sex. If you take medications for chronic medical conditions, you may also experience side effects that interfere with your libido. While physical causes of sexual dysfunction or distress can regularly occur with underlying medical conditions, individuals can find ways to adapt and continue to enjoy their sexuality. 

Decreased Mental Health 

People who have experienced trauma due to childhood abuse or neglect, sex negative education from religion, adult traumatic experiences such as sexual assault, or infidelity may have difficulty achieving a better sex life with pleasurable and fulfilling sexual experiences. Negative thoughts and feelings are well documented as interfering with a healthy sexual response cycle. These experiences can prevent them from trusting their own sexual preferences and desires, or their partner, and trigger stress that interferes with enjoying sex. Poor communication, fatigue, and other emotional turmoil may reduce the desire to have sex. 
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Hormonal Imbalance

Although it’s not unusual to experience fluctuations in sexual interest and desire, frequent disinterest may signify hormonal imbalance. Both men and women can experience hormonal imbalance, especially after age 30. 
  • Menopause in women may trigger low libido and painful intercourse.
  • Low testosterone in men can cause low libido, erectile dysfunction, and decreased sperm production.
  • Hormonal imbalance may alter emotional and mental health, leading to a disinterest in sexual intercourse.

Relationship Issues

Couples going through relationship issues often experience less satisfaction in their sex life. Alternatively, couples who are too close, or enmeshed, can experience dissatisfying sex. Often, conflict and relationship stress lead to infrequent or no intimacy. Infrequent or less passionate sex can put even more strain on a relationship, creating a cycle that leads to overall dissatisfaction. Mismatched sexual desire is one of the most common presenting concerns that couples have leading to dissatisfaction in relationships.

Achieve a Better Sex Life With Online Sex Therapy Courses

Online sex therapy courses are an excellent way to learn how to recover from the underlying causes holding you back from achieving a better sex life. These courses are a way to help promote optimal sexual health, deepen relationships, and support a better sex life. 

From Sexual Distress to Sexual Satisfaction Course

Whether people struggle with negative experiences with sex, to a lack of passion or anxiety about physically connecting with their partner, the From Sexual Distress to Sexual Satisfaction course can help. Sexual distress and health concerns can impact your sex life, whether you’re beginning to navigate new experiences, or you’ve suffered from trauma. The good news is there is hope for a better sex life. 

Many people don’t realize the symptoms of sexual distress or dysfunction they are experiencing come from an underlying mental or relational health issue. While navigating this issue alone may be difficult, learning what is causing your symptoms is the first step to enjoying a better sex life. This course will help you:

● Understand why sexual distress and dysfunction happens
● Learn techniques to develop mindfulness that creates higher levels of sexual arousal
● Gain insight into your attachment style and how attachment impacts sexual health
● Learn where negative thinking about sex comes from in your history
● Gain more confidence about who you are sexually
● Unlock the root cause of anxiety and sexual distress
● Experience the shift from anxiety and distress to pleasure through guided exercises and meditations

Taught by an expert sex therapist and educator, this MendEd course offers a hands-on learning experience in a virtual setting from the comfort of your own home. You can connect with others via a global network to facilitate your learning experience and ask questions. The course aims to help men and women identify dissatisfaction in their sex lives so they can restore confidence and enjoy the sex life they deserve. 
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From Sexual Distress to Sexual Satisfaction:

Your Foundations for Sexual Health and Pleasure

What You Will Get With Our Online Sex Therapy Course

The From Sexual Distress to Sexual Satisfaction course contains seven in-depth modules. These modules include a variety of learning methods, including video lessons, guided meditations, original worksheets and reflection journaling pages, and structured assessments. As you go through the course, you will discover the importance of sexuality, how to love your body and embrace intimacy, and how to develop thought patterns and emotional responses that enhance sexual functioning and health.

Whether you are a professional therapist looking to help your clients achieve a better sex life or want to deepen your desire for sexual intimacy, this course can help.

About Kimberly Keiser

Kimberly Keiser is licensed professional counselor, AASECT certified sex therapist, AASECT certified sex therapist supervisor, EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist and trauma expert providing client care, clinical supervision, and clinical consultation. Kimberly is a researcher in Dr. Kristine Jacquin's clinical forensic neuropsychology lab at Fielding Graduate University. Kimberly develops educational training, presentations, CEUs, and webinars for professional and lay audiences in the fields of sex therapy and trauma therapy. 

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Find Your Way to a Better Sex Life With MendEd

If you’re ready to take the next step to achieving a better sex life, a certified sex therapist can help. Our online courses at MendEd offer the resources to discover the root cause of sexual dysfunction related to your unique health and wellness needs. Kimberly is always willing to answer questions about these courses and how they relate to your experience. Contact MendEd today and learn more about how you can gain the confidence to deepen your relationship and enjoy a better sex life.

Ask Me Anything

If you aren’t sure whether this course is right for you, submit an anonymous question that Kimberly will respond to through our Ask Me Anything inquiry. 
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Schedule a Call

If you would like a complimentary 15-minute consultation with Kimberly to ask any questions related to your specific experience, feel free to reach out to Kimberly directly at or schedule your 15-minute consultation online.