Sexual Dysfunction

Enhancing Sexuality With Intimacy Therapy

Many people struggle to enjoy a fulfilling sex life, causing frustration and preventing deeper connections with their partners. Whether because of emotional, physical, or psychological factors, intimacy and sexuality issues can interfere with mental, physical, and emotional well-being. While there are many reasons people experience a lack of intimacy, there is hope for recovery. Seeking a professional sexuality therapist who specializes in enhancing sexuality through counseling and therapy can help you identify the root cause of your intimacy concerns and experience a more pleasurable sex life.
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Why Is Enhancing Sexuality Important? 

Intimacy and sexuality go hand in hand when it comes to enjoying a fulfilling sex life. While there is a difference between intimacy and sexual passion, both are essential components of sex. Long walks, cuddling, holding hands, or other physical gestures can make couples feel closely connected, deepening the desire for sexual intercourse. When people experience a healthy sense of intimacy with their partner, they want to explore a deeper sexual connection.
Enhancing sexuality can provide numerous mental and physical health benefits, such as better mood, increased cardiovascular health, and reduced depression. Spending the time to work on intimacy with therapy from a sexuality therapist can also:

● Reduce stress
● Lower the risk of age-related diseases
● Increase longevity
● Lower blood pressure

It’s natural for people to lose interest in sex at some point. However, if this continues long-term, it can decrease physical and mental health and interfere with relationships.  

Symptoms of Decreased Intimacy or Sexuality

Intimacy and sexuality can decrease as men and women age. Medical conditions, stress, or other factors can contribute to low libido or sexual dysfunction. People with reduced intimacy or sexuality may experience symptoms such as:
  • Low libido
  • Lack of self-confidence
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Female orgasmic disorder (anorgasmia)
  • Worry about decreased sexual desire
  • Depression or unhappiness regarding low libido

What Causes a Lack of Intimacy or Sexuality? 

Most men and women want to feel close to their partners before and after engaging in sexual intercourse. Intimacy and sexuality are essential for a long-lasting and pleasurable sex life. However, there are several reasons why people may experience a lack of sexuality, making it difficult to experience the benefits of sex. 

Psychological Issues

Low libido or sexual dysfunction that cause a lack of intimacy can result from a variety of causes, including psychological issues. A lack of communication, depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns can prevent men and women from desiring a sexual connection. Trust issues, betrayal, or a fear of how the person will react can prevent the flow of communication, causing more intimacy issues. 

Physical Factors

Several physical factors can affect intimacy and sexuality in any relationship. If one partner is dealing with an underlying medical condition, disability, or unexplained health issue, it can limit intimacy and reduce sexual activity. They may lack confidence or feel shame because they cannot satisfy their partner. 

Sexual Dysfunction 

Sexual dysfunction in men and women can reduce intimacy and sexuality. Erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation in men and painful sex or anorgasmia in women are some reasons people avoid sexual contact. Seeing a healthcare professional and talking with an intimacy therapist can help men and women enhance sexuality and can help them recover from these issues and pursue stronger connections. 


Several medications can alter the sex drive in men and women, leading to decreased sexuality. Antidepressants, oral contraceptives, or recreational drugs will suppress the natural sex drive, causing long-term physical and relational issues.  

Hormonal Imbalances

As men and women age, each may experience a decrease in sexual desire because of hormonal fluctuations. Low levels of testosterone in men can trigger unwanted symptoms, including low libido. Other symptoms, such as weight gain, hair loss, or weak muscles, can reduce confidence and interfere with sexual performance.

Women can suffer from hormonal changes during pregnancy, after childbirth, or during menopause. Sex can feel painful, and changing hormones can trigger anxiety and reduce a woman’s sexual desire.

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Stress or Exhaustion

Stress and exhaustion are primary factors that play an essential role in intimacy and sexuality. Finding a balance in work, home, and relationships can overwhelm men and women, pushing sex further out of mind. Men and women can feel neglected if their partner isn’t making sex a priority. 

Types of Trauma

Sexual, emotional, or physical trauma is another factor that affects intimacy and sexuality. Surgery, childbirth, or other physical trauma can prevent a healthy sex drive, causing a lack of intimacy and sexuality.

How Can Sexuality Therapy Enhance Your Sex Life?

Talking with a sexuality therapist is one of the best ways to enhance your sex life and deepen your connection with your partner. Men and women can benefit from sexuality and intimacy therapy to help identify the root cause of their low sexual desire. While it may seem uncomfortable to talk to a stranger about sexuality, it can provide a better understanding of sexual importance and pleasure. People who struggle with sexual dysfunction, medical issues, or mental health concerns affecting intimacy can benefit from intimacy counseling and sexuality therapy.
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Intimacy Therapy Can Help Enhance Sexuality

Enhancing sexuality can help couples explore their emotional, physical, and psychological issues so they can enjoy better sex. There are several reasons why men and women struggle with reduced intimacy or sexuality, and therapy can help. An intimacy therapist can discuss sexual education, health, sexual backgrounds, and relationship goals.

MendEd’s sexuality therapists offer support and guidance for intimacy and sexuality. They take time to discuss sexual needs and desires to promote deep connections and enhance overall well-being. Our sexual education courses, including From Sexual Distress to Sexual Satisfaction, help men and women enhance their sexuality for a more enjoyable sex life.

Understanding the Importance of Sexuality

Low libido, sexual dysfunction, and other reasons for reduced sexuality are more common than most people realize. Some people believe they have to live with these feelings. Sharing your issues and concerns with a certified sex therapist can help you understand the importance of sexuality for your mental and physical health. We offer comprehensive workshops that explore the importance of sexual health and how to pursue enhancing sexuality. Our Sex and intimacy therapy helps men and women identify the source of their reduced sexuality so they can begin healing and grow closer to their partners.
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Enhancing Sexuality With Intimacy Therapy

Our resources help unlock the hidden potential of intimacy and sexuality by identifying the source of:

  • Performance difficulties
  • Lack of passion
  • Reduced confidence
  • Unsatisfying sex
  • Sexual anxiety and distress
  • Lack of pleasure

Men and women do not have to go through life with reduced intimacy and sexuality. We offer resources to help people enjoy a fantastic sex life and improve all areas of their lives.
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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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Get in Touch With an Intimacy Therapist Today

If you’re experiencing a lack of intimacy or sexuality in your relationship, we want you to know there is a better way of life. We invite you to contact our intimacy therapy specialists at MendEd today. Our courses can help you identify the source of your intimacy issues and enhance your sexuality, so you can experience a more fulfilling sex life.

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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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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.