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Sexual function can be influenced by multiple factors, such as childbirth, menopause, following medical treatments for gynaecological cancers, following radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer or other pelvic and abdominal surgeries.
The pelvic floor muscles play a large role in sexual sensation and enhancing pleasure during intercourse. Pelvic floor muscles can be weakened and/or stretched, however they can also be overactive/shortened, which can contribute to reduced sensation, pain with intercourse or attempted intercourse and erectile dysfunction in men.
Previous trauma, surgery or extremely active lifestyle eg. weightlifting can contribute to pelvic floor muscle overactivity.
Our pelvic health physiotherapists carry out a detailed history and assessment to identify the contributing factors to your concerns.