Pelvic floor patient receiving treatment for sexual dysfunction / pain at Pelvic Health Physical Therapy in Madison, NJ.

Sexual Dysfunction / Pain

What is sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction refers to a problem occurring during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from the sexual activity. The sexual response cycle traditionally includes excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. Desire and arousal are both part of the excitement phase of the sexual response.

What are the types of sexual dysfunction?

• Desire disorders —lack of sexual desire or interest in sex
• Arousal disorders —inability to become physically aroused or excited during sexual activity
• Orgasm disorders —delay or absence of orgasm (climax)
• Pain disorders — pain during or after intercourse

In men:

• Inability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for intercourse (erectile dysfunction)
• Absent or delayed ejaculation despite adequate sexual stimulation
• Inability to control the timing of ejaculation (early or premature ejaculation)

In women:

• Inability to achieve orgasm
• Inability to relax the vaginal muscles enough to allow intercourse

What's The Next Step?

At Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, our certified physical therapists will provide you with a thorough evaluation to determine what the best treatment plan will be for you. We understand how inhibiting pain and stiffness can be, and we want to help get you back to comfortably living your life. We'll help lift all of your physical stresses away!

Please email to book an appointment, or call our office at 908-443-9880.