Welcome to the Sexual Desire blog posts from Woodbridge Therapy Ltd.

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?

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 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

My Husband’s Illnesses Have Ruined Our Sex Life

I was featured in The Guardian recently on a really difficult issue - how illness has affected the sex life of one couple:- Ten years ago, my husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Up to that point, we had a very loving marriage. Post-op, it took us seven difficult months to get back to having [...]

By |2019-03-18T12:01:51+00:00November 1st, 2018|Communication, Couples therapy, Erectile Dysfunction, Marriage, Media, Psychosexual Therapy, sex, sex and disability, Sexual Desire, Sexual Health|Comments Off on My Husband’s Illnesses Have Ruined Our Sex Life

The truth about the midlife sex surge, for men and women

Today I am featured in The Times, discussing whether men and women really do experience a decline in sexual desire in midlife. The new BBC Drama Wanderlust, about a long term couple who struggle to feel passion with each other, raises issues that many couples can relate to. In this interview I discuss this topic [...]

By |2019-03-18T12:16:46+00:00September 8th, 2018|Couples therapy, Erectile Dysfunction, Marriage, Media, Psychosexual Therapy, sex, Sexual Desire, Sexual Health, woman, women|Comments Off on The truth about the midlife sex surge, for men and women

“My Husband Refuses to Address His Low Libido”

I was recently featured in The Guardian, for an article on low libido and its impact on a relationship. "One of the biggest lies we’re sold as women is that men have insatiable sexual appetites that we can’t keep up with. That’s certainly not the case...." Click on the logo below to read the full [...]

By |2018-06-25T14:56:36+00:00June 25th, 2018|Couples therapy, Media, Psychosexual Therapy, sex, Sexual Desire, Sexual Health|Comments Off on “My Husband Refuses to Address His Low Libido”

Glasgow Herald: Sex and Dementia

I was really honoured to be featured in the Glasgow Herald recently about a very important issue: sex and dementia. Care Scotland recently launched a press release on this difficult area, and they are advocating for more support for people with dementia who wish to express their sexuality. "THE College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists [...]

By |2018-03-10T15:22:49+00:00March 10th, 2018|Communication, Media, Psychosexual Therapy, sex, sex and dementia, Sexual Desire, Sexual Health|Comments Off on Glasgow Herald: Sex and Dementia

What to do if you struggle to orgasm

I was recently featured again in Netdoctor on something that frequently affects clients who come to see me - inability to orgasm. Krystal Woodbridge, a psychosexual and relationship therapist at the College of Sexual Relationship Therapists (COSRT) says: "Difficulty in having an orgasm is actually a really common thing and something I see lots of [...]

By |2017-10-23T13:13:28+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Media, Psychosexual Therapy, sex, Sexual Desire, Sexual Health, woman, women|Comments Off on What to do if you struggle to orgasm