Sex is a very personal thing, and talking about it can be embarrassing. But talking is often the best thing you can do to improve your sex life.

All couples go through phases where they don’t have the time or energy for regular sex. It’s natural to want better sex and sometimes there are specific psychological or medical reasons for your difficulties.  

Don’t be embarrassed about it – talk to us.

An active and healthy sex life is an important part of an adult couple relationship. However it is much more common than you might think for people to encounter sexual problems at some point in their lives.

The reasons why this can happen are many, but can include:

  • Stress
  • Tiredness
  • Illness
  • Family pressures
  • Work worries or unemployment
  • A new baby

We can help whether the problem is physical or emotional and over 90% of the people that we see tell us that we help them make their sexual relationship significantly better.

Relate Sex Therapists see lots of people with difficulties such as:

  • Loss of desire
  • Erectile difficulties
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Pain on intercourse
  • Difficulty reaching orgasm

What happens during Sex Therapy?

First you will meet with a sex therapist, who will discuss your concerns with you and explore what you want to achieve or change. You will be able to talk about the best way forward in your particular circumstances, and whether Relate is the appropriate agency to help you.

If you come to us for regular sessions, you will see the same therapist each time, usually for weekly appointments. You will be given a programme of exercises to do at home. You will never be asked to undertake any sexual tasks during a session.

To find out more about Sex Therapy please call us on 020 8940 8578 or email us using our contact form.


The Relate Guide to Sex and Intimacy by Cate Campbell

The Relate Guide to Sex and Intimacy by Cate Campbell Sex and intimacy are what make couple relationships special and different. We may even measure the quality of the relationship by how intimate we feel or how good the sex is. This can be wonderfully reassuring when it goes well, but we all have times in our lives and relationships when we don’t feel so close. When sex isn’t working well or isn’t happening, confidence in the relationship can ebb away too. Yet there is plenty you can do to turn things around and recapture the fading intimacy.

In The Relate Guide to Sex and Intimacy, Cate Campbell takes a realistic look at modern relationships, steering you through practical exercises, examples, quizzes and talking points to help give your sexual self and your relationship an intimacy makeover. Comprehensively tackling the issues that challenge sex and intimacy, this book will both equip you to understand and manage problems when they arise and to make a good sex life even better.

The Relate Guide to Sex and Intimacy by Cate Campbell was published on 6 August 2015 and is now available.