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Holidays and Intimacy

Holidays are often the time when couples have good, lazy and relaxed sex. The stresses of our everyday lives are forgotten for an all too brief time. Couples have more time to connect, if the weather is good (!), we wear fewer clothes and thoughts stray to intimacy and love making. If you are the partner who dreads the thought of this, especially when on holiday, as the usual excuses – tired, children, TV, work, family – are not relevant then you need to think seriously about looking for help. At Relate we see couples and individuals who have lost all feelings of desire. There are many reasons for this and all relationships are different. We offer a psycho sexual therapy in our Exeter office for those people who realise they have a problem with intimacy with their partner. Post Summer holidays is often the time when couples decide that the time has come  to do something about it. Phone now to make an appointment.    

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Almost a quarter of people in the South West are dissatisfied with their sex life

Almost a quarter (24 percent) of people in the South West of England are dissatisfied with their sex life and over a third (36 percent) have experienced a sexual problem according to new figures from Relate Exeter and District.  The same study found that just under a fifth (18 percent) of people living in the South West said that low libido or differing sex drives is placing a strain on their relationship.    The figures are taken from a report by Relate and Relationships Scotland, Let’s talk about sex. The UK wide study included over 5000 respondents, 495 of whom were from the South West. With sexual satisfaction strongly linked to overall relationship quality and health and wellbeing, Relate Exeter and District is encouraging people in Devon and Somerset to talk more openly about sex and to seek support early on if they are unhappy with their sex life.  Relate Sex Therapist, Veronica Beckett  at Relate Exeter and District said: “It’s a shame that so many people in the South West are dissatisfied with their sex life, particularly as this can have a knock on effect on relationships and overall wellbeing.  Part of the problem here is that many couples…

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Reluctant to have sex with your partner?

Sexual Relationships All couples go through phases when they don’t have the time or energy for regular sex. It feels like one chore too many. If this has become the norm there are several ways you can tackle the problem. Sex, like everything else, has its highs and lows. No-one gets it right all the time. There are different life stages and events throughout our lives which can determine how we feel. Sometimes, very passionate others when nothing is further from your thoughts. Sex is part of a loving relationship, when there is trust, love, openness it can be wonderful. Even in a loving relationship it can be painful, shameful, a chore and something to be avoided at all costs. Sex in a loving committed relationship can be a way of expressing your feelings for one another so why would we want to avoid it? TIME: It is a well known fact that people lead very busy lives these days. After a day at work, childrens activities, babies to sleep, grandparenting duties – the thought of sex is too exhausting. Sometimes, though it’s about watching our favourite TV programme, time on facebook, or on our phones to other people, in…

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