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Long term sexual health issues

Some physical and psychological issues related to sexual health may require additional support.

Premature ejaculation is when you ejaculate earlier than you wish, with minimal stimulation and over which you have little control.

Premature ejaculation should be discussed with your GP who can provide advice, treatment and a referral if appropriate.

More information can be found here:

The British Association of Urological Surgeons

The Wolverton does not provide a service to manage premature ejaculation although health professionals can contact us to discuss specific scenarios. If a psychological element is considered to be impacting please read about psychosexual counselling below.

Your GP may recommend a check for sexually transmitted infections:

Erectile dysfunction is the persistent inability to get and keep an erection to allow satisfactory sexual performance. Erectile dysfunction can result from a variety of different causes and should be discussed with your GP who can provide advice, treatment and a referral if appropriate.

More information can be found here:

The British Association of Urological Surgeons

The Wolverton does not provide a service to manage erectile dysfunction although health professionals can contact us to discuss specific scenarios.

Kingston GPs can refer patients to the ED Community CNS via chose and book.

Your GP may recommend a check for sexually transmitted infections:

Vulval or vaginal pain can inhibit the ability to participate in or enjoy sexual acts. The pain can result from a variety of different causes and can vary over time.

More information can be found here:

Vaginismus
Vulvodynia (vulval pain)

If you are experiencing such issues you should discuss them with your GP who can provide initial advice and treatment and a referral if appropriate.

The Wolverton accepts referrals for individuals registered with a Kingston GP. You can ask your GP to refer you or refer yourself by calling us directly.

Management will include assessment and diagnosis and treatment can include psychosexual support, medication or onward referral to an appropriate service such as Gynaecology, Physiotherapy or the Pain team.

Many people experience a problem with sex at some point in their life and the cause can be psychological, physical or a combination of both.

These problems often do not last long and can be managed by an individual themselves. However some may need additional support to manage the problem, which may involve working with a psychologist.

If you feel you have a problem it is best to speak to your GP first. The issue may be linked to other physical or mental health diagnoses that your GP can help you manage. They may be able to provide immediate treatment or a referral if appropriate.

Psychosexual support on the NHS may not be available in all areas. The Wolverton offers psychological support for certain sexual health related issues to individuals registered with a Kingston GP. You can ask your GP to refer you or refer yourself by calling us directly. Your referral will be reviewed and if appropriate an initial assessment will be offered.

We have altered the way we work. Please call the clinic before travelling to see us. If you attend the service without an appointment we will assess your need for emergency care and immediate safety and then assist you to book a future appointment.