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    My partner at 62 can not achieve an erection. What now?

    For the last 13 years his performance has diminished significantly.

    Due to his temperamental, sporidic system, he has allergic reactions to all the drugs the Dr has given. It started after his bicycle trek across the USA.

    Physical damage has never been diagnosed. Now his hypothyroidism is being treated. We both want a sex life together. Who could help us?
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    Gia Ravazzotti

    Sex Therapist

    Men who experience erectile dysfunction report feelings of failure, shame, guilt and even anger. While it is a normal part of the ageing process for erection to flag, many men believe that there is something inherently wrong with them if their erection fails. 

    Treatment planning forms a vital component of sex therapy interventions pertaining to erectile dysfunction.  Including background information, fulfilling diagnostic criteria and contracting treatment objectives in conjunction with the client informs the treatment strategy which will be employed for the duration of therapy. 

    Incorporating strategies such as couples’ therapy, psycho-education and experiential activities where appropriate affects treatment outcomes, while assisting clients to manage their erectile dysfunction.  Evaluation strategies are useful to understand whether goals have been reached and highlighting any continuing concerns.  A comprehensive treatment plan is imperative in addressing Erectile Dysfunction while developing objectives and goals along with a treatment strategy is essential to positive outcomes.

    Seeing a sex therapist for treatment for erectile dysfunction can put many men at ease with their changing erections, as well as introducing novel approaches to sex and sexual satisfaction for couples.

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    FLOSSIE PEITSCH

    HealthShare Member

    Thank you for your helpful reply. How do we find a good Sex Therapist / Sexual Health Specialist in Croydon Hills area, VIC? What would it cost?  Are these costs covered by BUPA?

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    Gia Ravazzotti

    Sex Therapist

    I would recommend Dr Christopher Fox. You can see his website for more information here:

    http://foxcounselling.com.au

    All the best,

    Gia

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    I work in partnership with my clients to achieve the best possible outcome, specific to my clients goals and objectives. I am most experienced in … View Profile

    Providing there are no medical conditions causing the problem, it can usually be overcome. The first time a man experiences an erectile dysfunction it can affect his confidence and if he has further ED then he can think that "he is no longer able to perform sexually". Therefore, when a man rethinks about his problem it will usually be solved; although at times the problem may re-occur. A CBT therpist can assist with restructuring your thoughts or self-talk. Other things to consider are performance expectations. For example, expecting to perform every day at age 62 is unrealistic, therefore increasing the gap between intercourse can also be helpful. Also, tiredness, stress, poor nutrition, alcohol etc. are all contributors to this problem.

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    FLOSSIE PEITSCH

    HealthShare Member

    Thank you for your helpful reply. How do we find a councellor in our area who specializes in this area? What is the cost? Does BUPA cover this cost?

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    Matty Silver

    Counsellor

    Sexual Health Therapist Relationship Counsellor View Profile

    Dear Flossie,

    This is a link with the names of  counsellors and sex therapists - accredited by ASSERT NSW The Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers and Therapists

    http://www.assertnsw.org.au/find-a-practitioner.htm 

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    James Ward

    HealthShare Member

    Have him take Horny Goat Weed capsules  available from health food stories...natural and they do WORK!

  • I have been involved specifically in male health for over two decades. As a specialist in urological prosthetics, I use a range of treatments from … View Profile

    There are many physical causes for erection difficulties, as well as psychological ones.

    A thorough medical assessment from your GP or a urologist should be considered also

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