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LETO Location In Parsons Green

Parsons Green

3rd Floor Brigade House
8 Parsons Green

LETO Location in Queens Park

Queens Park

2nd Floor
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Sexual Dysfunction – An Overview

Sexual Dysfunction – An Overview


The emotional impact of sexual dysfunction and pain on a woman’s confidence, relationships and long-term mental and physical can be immensely difficult. Getting help and understanding your symptoms and their cause can mark the beginning of your journey to a comfortable and enjoyable sex life that everyone deserves. 


Whilst discussing your symptoms can feel daunting, our specialist pelvic health physiotherapists at LETO want to hear as much as you want to tell us about your symptoms and how they make you feel. Our team all have a particular interest in sexual dysfunction and will listen and make you feel comfortable to discuss your concerns.


Potential Causes Sexual Dysfunction

There are many reasons for persistent or recurrent pain either in or around the vagina that occurs just before, during or after intercourse. Often, a combination of different factors can contribute to the pain you are experiencing, so it can take time to pinpoint the exact cause. 

Risk factors can include:


Types of Sexual Dysfunction

The terminology and wording surrounding female sexual dysfunction can be confusing and difficult to spell or pronounce. We are happy to use whatever language you feel comfortable with when discussing your symptoms in the clinic, but we have listed below some of the medical terms you may hear us say or read about online. 


How Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Can Help

During your initial consultation, you will have been asked lots of questions about your symptoms and also about other pelvic health considerations, including your bladder, bowel, gynaecological history and any other aches or pains that you may have. 

Sometimes, these appointments may feel overwhelming. If you would like to tell us something extra or have any questions after your appointment, make sure you get in touch with the team so that we can put you at ease. 

Depending on your presentation, there are several techniques your specialist pelvic health physiotherapist may use to break your cycle of pain and address your symptoms. They might:


A Collaborative Approach

Because intimate pain can be complex, we might recommend that you see another healthcare professional alongside your treatment within physiotherapy to improve your outcomes and speed up your recovery. For example:

If we think someone else may be able to help you on your journey, we will discuss this with you and would only engage in a referral or referral process that you are happy with. Everything you say to your physiotherapist is treated with the utmost privacy and confidentially.


We hope you find this helpful information. Should you have any questions or find these strategies are not helping, please don’t hesitate to contact us so we can guide you further. We respect the sensitive nature of the service and guarantee patient confidentiality and privacy at all times. If you would like to speak confidently with one of our specialist pelvic health physiotherapists, please get in touch or call the clinic; we would be happy to arrange this for you.