I’d like to thank the patients that have allowed me to “shadow” their visits as part of my training. I realize it takes a lot of courage to seek help for any medical problem; however, it takes an extra dose of courage to seek help for problems related to sex. I know many of you reading this have already been told by others that your problem is “all in your head”, that you should “just relax”, that it’s “normal for sex to hurt” or that “sex isn’t that important after all!”
Perhaps you haven’t reached out to anyone regarding your problem; perhaps you’re feeling embarrassed or ashamed to talk to your friends or health care practitioner. Perhaps you have been dealing with a problem for such a long time that you have no idea where to start and believe it’s too late to be helped.
Well, the one thing I have learned from listening to our patients is that it’s NEVER TOO LATE to get the help you need! Whether you’ve been suffering with a problem for several months or it has been several decades, the time is NOW to get the help you need. The majority of new patients that I have seen have told me that once they found out about MCFS they still waited 2 or more years before making an appointment! When I asked them why they waited so long the responses were all along the same line: fear, shame, embarrassment. And after their first appointment each one said, “I wish I didn’t wait so long!”
As the New Year approaches, do yourself a favor and make your sexual health a priority. You will find a group of caring, empathetic, open-minded professionals here that are sincerely dedicated to improving your sexual health. And please remember, no matter what your problem is and no matter how long you’ve had it, IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!