Sexual Aversion / Avoidance
You’ve been thinking about sex…
For some people with PTSD sex can be a trigger. Sex as a trigger is common among survivors of sexual assault and rape. However, other types of trauma could still impact a person’s desire to have sex or impact a person’s feelings about sex. Some people with PTSD may try to avoid sex altogether, while for others they may only try to avoid certain acts or certain aspects of sex.
Expressing Needs With A Sexual Desire Issue: Are you and your partner struggling with sexual desire? Do you feel pressure to perform although you’re not in the mood? Is sex unsatisfying? Does it feel like a chore?
If the feeling of not wanting sex persists and you find the thought of it disgusting, repulsive or unpleasant, you might be experiencing a sexual aversion.
How to Approach Sex – Rather than thinking about sex with the focus on having an orgasm, this exercise encourages you to think about how to approach sex with the focus being about pleasure.
Good sex means making the time.