There are many reasons people can experience difficulties with sex, for example experiencing other mood or lifestyle difficulties (e.g. depression, anxiety or general stress), relationship difficulties or being diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection. Issues such as difficulty communicating with a partner or not feeling confident about sex can also lead to sexual difficulties. We’ve added some information that may be helpful if these are an issue for you on the following pages.

General wellbeing

Adjustment to sexually transmitted infections


For more specific resources for sexual difficulties please explore our resources for people with a penis/vulva.

Or try our list of online resources.