What is intimacy?
Intimacy is closeness between people in personal relationships. It means being able to share a whole range of thoughts and feelings. Intimacy requires being open and talking through your thoughts and emotions, letting your guard down, and showing someone else how you feel and what your hopes and dreams are.
Intimate relationships are created over time, and require patience and effort from both partners to build and maintain. Discovering intimacy with someone you love can be one of the most fulfilling aspects of a relationship.
Signs you may want to consider sex therapy:
Intimate relationships involve physical and emotional interaction. For some people, intimacy is easy. For other people, it can trigger thoughts and behaviors that make intimacy uncomfortable.
Some couples find it difficult to achieve intimacy in their relationship. Others can find that after achieving intimacy it seems to fade away. There are many reasons why some people find it difficult to achieve intimacy in their relationship. This is commonly the result of problems such as:
- Women who want to have their first orgasm; or want to orgasm with their partner
- Men with premature ejaculation
- Erectile dysfunction
- Delayed ejaculation
- Breast cancer and prostate cancer survivors
- Technique problems
- Learning to enjoy oral sex
- Getting over the “ick” factor feelings about different sex acts
The reasons vary greatly, so you may not relate to all of the scenarios listed above but still benefit from intimacy counseling. Recognizing that there is help is the first step to building intimacy.
If you’re interested in asking for help in any of these areas plus more, please reach out to our office at (910) 202-4326 to speak to someone about counseling for intimacy issues.
Sex therapy is for couples and individuals to openly talk about and explore their feelings. This form of talk therapy is designed to help clients address various types of factors impacting their sexual and relationship satisfaction. Intimacy therapy supports the improvement of sexual relationships and building intimacy as couples being to acknowledge their subtle and often passed over or unnoticed emotions. It also provides the opportunity for couples to manage their feelings more effectively.
Sex therapists are aware of how anxious you might feel talking about this intimate subject with each other and with a near-stranger. Your therapist will help set you at ease and guide you into talking about sex. It’s important to know that intimacy therapy does not involve any physical contact or sexual activity among clients and therapists. Clients who feel uncomfortable with any aspect of therapy should speak up or stop seeing that particular therapist.
Begin Sex Therapy in Wilmington, NC
Intimacy and sex therapy can help you build trust, acceptance, honesty, safety, compassion and communication in your relationship.
It’s time to get the help you need and deserve. At our Wilmington, NC based counseling practice, our therapists specialize in intimacy therapy. Our professional counselors for intimacy therapy are trained to listen with empathy and expertise and offer guidance to facilitate your personal growth. Additionally, we offer online therapy in North Carolina for added convenience.