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For more information or an appointment, please call 320-654-3688.

Sexual wellness is our ability to embrace and enjoy our sexuality throughout our lives. Safe, pleasurable, healthy sexuality is something everyone has a right to regardless of age, physical ability, health, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Sexual Medicine is a medical specialty dedicated to the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sexual challenges for individuals and partners. CentraCare Clinic Sexual Medicine takes a holistic approach, considering the physical, psychological, social, individual and relationship dimensions of human sexuality.

The Sexual Medicine program specializes in:

  • Diminished sexual interest and arousal
  • Desire discrepancies
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Difficulties with orgasms
  • Early ejaculation
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Sexual pain
  • Female and male hormone disorders
  • Cancer-related sexual challenges
  • Peyronies disease
  • Vasectomy consultation
  • Sexually transmitted infections including HIV
  • Fertility preservation

Right for you

Virtually every health problem and its treatment can impact your sexuality. For some, these effects may persist or worsen over time. You need not accept sexual dysfunction as something that must be endured. Sexual recovery is possible.

We offer comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, education and treatment to help men, women and partners navigate sexual challenges that keep them from experiencing the pleasure and intimate connections they desire.

Watch to Learn More

Medical Director Joni Steffens, APRN, CSC, discusses:

  • Her objectives in starting the CentraCare Clinic Sexual Medicine program.
  • How she works with patients and couples to identify concerns and a plan for treatment.
  • The importance of trust and openness within her practice.

Conditions Affecting Your Sexual Health

There are conditions that can get in the way of your sexual health, including:

  • Cancer
  • Vulvar disorders
  • Cardiac disease
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Neurological disorders
  • Physical disabilities
  • Substance use
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Mental health problems

Help for Common Sexual Concerns

We can help with common sexual concerns, including:

  • Diminished sexual interest
  • Attaining and maintaining arousal
  • Difficulties with orgasm
  • Erections and ejaculatory control
  • Sexual pain or avoidance

Life Transitions

Many normal life transitions can be opportunities for growth in your sexual health, such as:

  • Fertility preservation
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Partners and parents
  • Long-term relationships
  • Midlife and beyond
  • Starting over with a new relationship


Our strategies include:

  • Enhancing knowledge and awareness
  • Nurturing self-compassion
  • Redefining sexual success
  • Tailoring medical interventions, such as vulvovaginal care, vaginal dilator therapy or penile rehabilitation
  • Boosting ability to communicate with more clarity
  • Developing a language of strength
  • Incorporating practices of mindfulness and relaxation
  • Self-sustaining interventions to optimize pleasure and intimacy

Philosophy & Holistic Approach

Our Philosophy

Restoring intimate connections and pleasurable experiences often requires more than simply recovering sexual function. It is important to consider how negative sexual experiences have impacted your sense of self and your relationship.

Our holistic approach also addresses:

  • Body and mind awareness
  • Prioritization and distractibility in a busy world
  • Shame, grief and loss
  • Capacity for intimacy
  • Performance anxiety
  • Role changes
  • Fixed sexual scripts
  • Acceptance, resiliency and flexibility
  • Communication barriers and conflict resolution
  • Relationship expectations

Additional Resources

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View the following resources (PDF)

Whether your goal is recovery, maintaining or living more fully — we are here.

Contact Us

For more information or an appointment, call 320-654-3688.

Our clinic is located in the Specialty Care Center, Suite 2375, at CentraCare Health Plaza.


Our services do not require a referral and we do accept insurance. Please contact your insurance provider with any questions about your coverage.

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