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By Dr. Laurie Watson, PhD, LMFT, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
Sexual disconnection means the couple has lost their vibe, juice, and sexual attachment. More than just a glitch, sexual disconnection is dynamic in their relationship whereas a sexual dysfunction usually needs just a technique to heal. In disconnection – we are most often caught in a pursue-withdraw dynamic. Sometimes our sex life has devolved into withdraw-withdraw – nobody has hope or is pursuing the other. Many times, our emotional connection is not strong enough to support our sexual connection and our sexual connection is not hot enough to motivate emotional connection. Most of us, however, don’t have the language or experience to talk to each other about the real feelings generated by sexual problems. While some couples are able to solve their sexual problems, our negative cycle can tank our good intentions and impact our partners in ways that keep us from each other. At Awakenings, sex therapy can help you get your connection back!
The real problem is what is going on in our emotions and how we get reactive and lose our ability to solve problems. Here are some of the common shutdowns that cause sexual disconnection:
How can you and your partner align your emotional and sexual cycles? Learn more in this podcast episode.