My name is Dr Rosie King. I began working as a General Practitioner after graduating from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of NSW. For the past 30 years I have specialised in the area of sex and relationship therapy. Over this period I have had extensive experience treating and managing a wide range of distressing sexual and relationship issues that can be medical, physical, relational, psychological or a combination.
I am the author of two best selling books : Good Loving Great Sex – finding balance when your sex drives differ and a second book on low sexual desire for women called Where did my libido go?
I have a private sexual therapy practice in Sydney, Australia. Sexual counselling involves working with individuals and couples to improve their sexual function and relationships by providing a comfortable forum for open discussion of issues, giving education about sexual function and dysfunction and making specific suggestions for overcoming sexual and relationship difficulties. Many people are uncomfortable talking about sexual issues. My goal is to offer an empathic and supportive opportunity for discussion of these intimate aspects of people’s lives and provide confidential assistance for issues such as:
- mismatched libidos
- low libido and lack of sexual arousal
- erectile dysfunction
- premature ejaculation
- painful sex / vaginismus
- difficulty reaching orgasm
- pornography addiction
- and other sexual and relationship difficulties.
When assisting patients I work closely with a network of highly qualified urologists, gynaecologists, physiotherapists, relationship counsellors and clinical psychologists to whom I refer patients if necessary.
Sexual difficulties often lead to conflict, relationship dissatisfaction and poor quality of life. For some couples if these issues are not addressed the result may be relationship breakdown.
Men can experience erectile difficulties for a number of reasons including performance anxiety, illness, medications or ageing. Low sexual desire in men is not uncommon. Premature ejaculation affects 30% of men. The opposite problem, delayed ejaculation, is often distressing for both partners. An emerging and serious problem that has the potential to harm both relationships and male sexual function is the addictive nature of excessive use of Internet pornography.
The most common problem for women is low sexual desire. This may be due to physical, emotional, sexual or relationship factors. Many women report lack of sexual arousal and pleasure and difficulty reaching orgasm. Painful sex can occur at any age and can be due to a number of different causes including vaginismus and menopausal changes.
Discussing this personal subject is often embarrassing and difficult, but you are not alone and help is available. Most people experience some form of difficulty or adjustment in regard to their sexual wellbeing during their lifetime.