Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Sexual Health services offered in Doylestown and King Of Prussia, PA

If you have sexual health challenges associated with a mental health condition or relationship conflict, visit P.S. Psychiatry based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Eileen Peirce, RN-BSN, PMHNP-CRNP, and the team offer treatments that optimize sexual health and intimacy with your partner. Call the office to schedule an in-person or telehealth evaluation, or book one online today.

Sexual Health Q&A

What is sexual health?

About 43% of women and 31% of men in the United States experience sexual dysfunction, including decreased sexual desire. 

Sexual health includes your mental, emotional, physical, and social well-being in relation to your sexuality. A healthy sex life can enhance your general health and overall quality of life. On the flip side, however, mental health challenges and relationship conflicts may negatively affect sexual function and your sex drive. See a P.S. Psychiatry expert at the first sign of a problem.

What are the common sexual health concerns?

Sexual health issues that many women and men face at some point include:

  • Premature ejaculation in men
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Low sex drive
  • Inability to enjoy sex
  • Female orgasmic disorder
  • Genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

Sexual health conditions stem from various causes, negatively affecting relationships and intimacy with your partner. They may also diminish your self-confidence and overall quality of life.

What are the risk factors for sexual health dysfunction?

Risk factors for developing sexual health problems include:

  • Older age
  • Ongoing or extreme stress
  • Hormone fluctuations 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Substance misuse 
  • Underlying medical problems 
  • Carrying excess weight
  • Low self-esteem
  • Eating disorders
  • Other mental health concerns

Finding the root cause of sexual dysfunction is the best way to receive the treatment needed to optimize sexuality and live your best life.

How does my specialist find the cause of sexual health issues?

Your P.S. Psychiatry provider uses various methods to determine if a mental health condition is responsible for sexual dysfunction. During a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, they discuss your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, mood, and behavior patterns. P.S. Psychiatry also offers genetic testing to determine which medicines are best.

How are sexual health conditions treated?

P.S. Psychiatry offers an array of mental health treatments that can improve sexual desire, functioning, and satisfaction. The practice offers:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Other forms of psychotherapy (talk therapy)
  • Stress reduction
  • Couples therapy 
  • Medication management
  • Nutrition and wellness coaching

A combination of treatments may work well to treat your sexual health concerns.

You might meet with a therapist weekly, twice weekly, or as needed to work through mental health conditions that become barriers to a fulfilling, enjoyable sex life. You might also take medications and make lifestyle changes.

To enhance your sexual health and well-being, schedule an appointment at P.S. Psychiatry by phone or request one online today.