In this week’s Irish Independent, I spoke with Journalist Tanya Sweeney about the L-word, libido. Irish women are no longer afraid to ask for what they want in the bedroom, but talking about the ebbs and flows of our libidos is a relatively new conversation. Read the many shared voices and opinions of the professionals like myself who work with women every single day to empower positive, healthy sexual well-being and healing from sexual problems.
Read the full article with Irish Independent premium here... Let’s talk about the L-word: ‘I think more Irish women than not are struggling with libido and desire’.
“I certainly have noticed a huge amount of women starting therapy to understand how to really connect in with their sexual self. The women I work with are [usually] in their forties, fifties and sixties, and they are coming to a stage in life where they can focus more on the sexual part of themselves.” says Orlagh Reid, a psychotherapist who specialises in sexology, intimacy and sexual wellbeing. “Their children are grown up and they are no longer so consumed by the mothering or motherhood role, and they have more space to turn their attention inward and reconnect with being feminine or sexual again. For a lot of these women, it’s not about reclaiming their sexuality so much as finding it for the very first time. I think a lot of women have identified that their attitudes towards sex and sexuality has been tarnished or comes with a lot of shame, and little understanding of sensuality and pleasure.”