Welcome to our Sexual Issues blog posts.

Sexual Compulsivity – The Rare Truth

The team at Woodbridge Therapy recently read this article about the Rare Truth of Sexual Compulsivity which was published on PyschologyToday.com. Sexual compulsivity, also known as out-of-control sexual behavior, has been documented. So has being sexually turned on by bees—melissaphilia. Like melissaphilia, true sexual compulsivity is rare. It hardly ever appeared in the psychology literature [...]

By |2020-03-03T13:47:29+00:00March 24th, 2020|Couples therapy, Psychosexual Therapy, sex, Sexual Desire|Comments Off on Sexual Compulsivity – The Rare Truth

Too Many Women Have Pain During Sex

The following article was recently published on The Guardian's website, and discusses the issue that many women are suffering from which is experiencing pain during sex. It was written by Susannah Thraves, a TV journalist. Like so many, I adore Fleabag. She’s outrageous, with a sexual animalism that I love to see in female characters [...]

By |2020-02-05T13:19:48+00:00February 5th, 2020|Psychosexual Therapy, sex, Uncategorized, woman, women|Comments Off on Too Many Women Have Pain During Sex

My husband and I don’t have sex anymore

Each Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers on The Atlantic website. Recently, she answered a question from a reader who was concerned that “ My husband and I don’t have sex anymore.” Dear Therapist, My husband and I have been married for three years. It was like a whirlwind of romance when we first [...]

By |2019-11-05T11:27:39+00:00November 14th, 2019|Couples therapy, sex, Sexual Desire|Comments Off on My husband and I don’t have sex anymore

Over 50s having adventurous sex

As you get older, you gain greater self-assurance and confidence – and that apparently extends into the bedroom. Over 50s having adventurous sex is very common, with 62% saying they have become more daring in the bedroom because they now have fewer inhibitions. As you get older, you gain greater self-assurance and confidence – and [...]

By |2019-09-10T10:34:27+00:00September 13th, 2019|Couples therapy, sex, Sexual Desire|Comments Off on Over 50s having adventurous sex

The science of sex: what happens to our bodies when we’re aroused?

It’s good for our mental and physical health, lowering blood pressure and boosting the immune system This article explains how sex is good for our mental and physical health. We thought this may be an interesting read for anyone experiencing any type of sexual difficulty, so decided to share. Sex is the most talked-about, joked [...]

By |2019-08-02T13:10:54+00:00August 8th, 2019|Psychosexual Therapy, sex, sex and dementia, sex and disability, Sexual Desire, Sexual Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The science of sex: what happens to our bodies when we’re aroused?

How To Talk About Sex And Consent

Sex And Consent - 4 Lessons From The Kink Community I don't remember when the concept of consent as it relates to sex became part of my vocabulary, but it shapes how I approach my personal relationships and affects the way I move through the world. I was shaken when the #MeToo movement exploded, not [...]

By |2019-07-03T14:30:08+00:00July 18th, 2019|Psychosexual Therapy, sex|Comments Off on How To Talk About Sex And Consent

Normal Sex After Hospital

We came across this article on The Guardian website regarding Sex After Hospital. I am recovering from a suicide attempt. My partner has been a great support, but I am worried about intimacy and our sex life. I am scared that he thinks I am still too ill, or that he has “desexualised” me since [...]

By |2019-07-03T13:36:39+00:00July 4th, 2019|Psychosexual Therapy, sex, sex and disability, Sexual Desire|Comments Off on Normal Sex After Hospital

How To Talk To Your Partner About Sex

Woodbridge Therapy's, Director Krystal Woodbridge, was in the Guardian on Saturday, discussing how you can talk to your partner about sex. “Woodbridge agrees: “People believe they have the power to give another person an orgasm – they don’t. If you take ownership of your own orgasm, it’s within nobody’s power to “not” give you one.” [...]

By |2019-05-21T08:57:26+00:00May 21st, 2019|Communication, Couples therapy, Psychosexual Therapy, sex|Comments Off on How To Talk To Your Partner About Sex

How To Admit You’ve Been Faking Orgasms

Faking Orgasms(!) Great to be featured in an article by Refinery29 about this. "If you’re finding it difficult to unpick, or feel it’s the result of internalised sexual shame or past/present trauma, you might want to seek help from a qualified therapist. The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists(COSRT) website has a directory where you [...]

By |2019-03-18T11:49:43+00:00February 28th, 2019|Couples therapy, Media, Psychosexual Therapy, sex, Sexual Desire|Comments Off on How To Admit You’ve Been Faking Orgasms

How Netflix show Sex Education has reignited a conversation about sex therapy

Woodbridge Therapy's Director, Krystal Woodbridge​ is featured in the Evening Standard today :) “It’s a bit like the Fifty Shades effect,” says psychosexual therapist Krystal Woodbridge, speaking about the new Netflix show Sex Education. Instead of promoting an interest in whips and canes, however, this show brings to the fore problems that arise around sex [...]

By |2019-03-18T11:59:18+00:00February 11th, 2019|Media, porn, Psychosexual Therapy, sex|Comments Off on How Netflix show Sex Education has reignited a conversation about sex therapy