Author: Daniel Sher, MA

About Daniel Sher, MA

Daniel Sher is a registered clinical psychologist and a sex therapy expert practicing in Cape Town, South Africa. Daniel is a professional consultant for the Between Us Clinic, where he writes, edits, and reviews professional materials and articles. Daniel also treats patients at his clinic for male sexual dysfunction, including premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and sexual performance anxiety.

Daniel gained his master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2014. A component of his training and practice involves working in the context of sexual and sex-related issues.

Daniel’s career began in 2015, when he worked at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital as well as at the Alexandra Hospital, the J2 Psychiatry Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital, and the Hanover Park Community Health Clinic. In 2016, Daniel was employed by the Western Cape Department of Health as a community service clinical psychologist in a district-level general hospital. Since 2017, Daniel has been working in private practice providing services to clients face to face or over Skype.

Daniel is also an avid writer. He has contributed articles and has been interviewed for several international publications, such as Men’s Health, Lifehacker, NetDoctor, and Yahoo.

Daniel is also passionate about designing and conducting research, having published two [1] [2] academic papers in the South African Journal of Psychology.

ED After a Breakup – Can a Breakup Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

ED after breakup

The answer is yes: a breakup can cause erectile dysfunction. For many people, ED can be caused or worsened by stress, sadness, or anxiety. Given the emotional toll that a breakup often has, it’s no surprise that this may be enough to trigger erectile problems. In this article, we will help you understand why men might develop erectile dysfunction after a breakup, with a focus … Continue reading ED After a Breakup – Can a Breakup Cause Erectile Dysfunction? »

Can NoFap Cure ED? Answers From a Psychologist

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Close to a million members of Reddit’s NoFap community believe that NoFap helps erectile dysfunction, but is there any truth to this claim? From a scientific perspective, can NoFap cure erectile dysfunction? As far as we are aware of: no! NoFap does not cure erectile dysfunction. There is no evidence to suggest that NoFap can cure erectile dysfunction, or even necessarily help men who struggle … Continue reading Can NoFap Cure ED? Answers From a Psychologist »

Hypnosis for Erectile Dysfunction – Can Hypnosis Cure ED?

man listening to self-hypnosis for erectile dysfunction

In short: yes – hypnosis can cure some forms of erectile dysfunction. In many cases, ED is caused by psychological, rather than medical factors. These include stress, performance anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anxiety disorders or any other range of psychological difficulties. In such cases, hypnosis can help by addressing the root cause of erectile issues. What about other cases of ED, where the cause is … Continue reading Hypnosis for Erectile Dysfunction – Can Hypnosis Cure ED? »

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Erectile dysfunction – Does it work?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for ED

Erectile dysfunction is the most common sexual dysfunction in men, and one of the most frustrating sexual issues that men face in bed. Although Viagra usually comes to mind as a popular treatment option for ED, this isn’t always the best solution. When it comes to sexual problems, many men prefer to use sex therapy techniques when possible. This is especially true when the root … Continue reading Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Erectile dysfunction – Does it work? »

Fear of Intimacy in Relationships

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Learn how to overcome intimacy issues in relationships Do you feel intensely anxious or uncomfortable when you find yourself getting close to someone, physically or emotionally? Do you remain aloof in order to avoid the risk of being vulnerable with others? If so, you’re not alone: fear of intimacy is a common affliction. Fortunately, there are ways of overcoming fear of intimacy in relationships, some … Continue reading Fear of Intimacy in Relationships »

Deep Breathing Exercises for Erectile Dysfunction

Man practicing deep breathing exercises for erectile dysfunction

Learn this simple trick that can help you cure ED Did you know that something as simple as controlled breathing can help you beat erectile dysfunction? In this article, we’re going to cover some simple yet effective breathing techniques. In particular, we’re going to practice belly breathing. Belly breathing, also known as ‘diaphragmatic breathing’, is a tried and tested technique that can help reduce stress … Continue reading Deep Breathing Exercises for Erectile Dysfunction »

7 Mistakes That You’re Making With the Stop-Start and Squeeze Techniques

Ok, let’s look at the facts. Information about these premature ejaculation treatments is widely available. It seems that every second website mentions the stop-start and squeeze techniques. Yet, so many men aren’t getting the desired results! Why? What is going on? Is it possible that methods which have been proven to be effective across multiple studies, and which are used all the time by sex … Continue reading 7 Mistakes That You’re Making With the Stop-Start and Squeeze Techniques »

How to Control Premature Ejaculation Through Yoga?

A man practicing a yoga pose for premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation affects millions of men worldwide. Yoga is a physical and spiritual practice which originated in India and is now practiced all over the world, as a way of improving one’s health and wellbeing. With the increase in Yoga’s popularity, some men are turning to this as a way of overcoming PE. But, can Yoga really help prevent premature ejaculation? What does science say? … Continue reading How to Control Premature Ejaculation Through Yoga? »

The Squeeze Technique: Step by Step Instructions and Images

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The squeeze technique is treatment that has been used by sex therapists for decades to help men overcome premature ejaculation. Unfortunately, however, there are a lot of misconceptions about the squeeze technique, in part because of the way that the media has miseducated people about how it really works. As a result, many men practice this technique partially or incorrectly. When they don’t see results, … Continue reading The Squeeze Technique: Step by Step Instructions and Images »

Does Porn Cause Premature Ejaculation?

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Learn about the possible link between porn and premature ejaculation Wi-Fi. HD. Fiber. Smartphones. Virtual Reality (VR) headsets. Technology has made it easier than ever before to access porn. With porn being used more frequently, should we be worried? Is it possible that our sexual functioning is suffering because of increased porn use? Does porn cause premature ejaculation? While some people believe that premature ejaculation … Continue reading Does Porn Cause Premature Ejaculation? »

How to Increase Sexual Stamina

Learn How to Increase Your Sexual Stamina Just how important is sexual stamina? Pretty vital. According to a recent study, women are less satisfied when dating men with sexual dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, sexual performance anxiety and low libido (i.e. sex drive) are all common problems that can interfere with a man’s stamina. Just how common are these issues? Research tells us that almost … Continue reading How to Increase Sexual Stamina »

Does Masturbation Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

a man depressed by his erectile dysfunction that might be caused by masturbation

Some people believe that masturbation can cause erectile dysfunction. It’s important not to fall for false rumors, as this is a myth. Masturbation does not cause erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is defined as a man having difficulty achieving an erection; or not being able to maintain an erection long enough to have sex. This is a common condition. Most men struggle to get … Continue reading Does Masturbation Cause Erectile Dysfunction? »

How to Get Over Someone Who Cheated

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Learn how to get over being cheated on and move on Getting cheated on feels awful. Sometimes, it can sting so badly that it negatively affects future relationships. The tidal wave of thoughts and emotions that wash over you are likely to be intense: fury, shame, guilt, regret, abandonment and hopelessness. Having your trust broken like this is one of the most gut-wrenching, heart-breaking and … Continue reading How to Get Over Someone Who Cheated »

Can Stress Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

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Can stress cause ED? Discover how emotional stress affects erections and how to overcome stress-related erectile dysfunction. Can stress and anxiety cause impotence? The short answer is – yes, stress can cause erectile dysfunction! If you have high levels of emotional stress, this can definitely lead to erectile dysfunction. Ultimately, erectile dysfunction can be caused by a variety of factors. For some, the cause of … Continue reading Can Stress Cause Erectile Dysfunction? »

Psychological Impotence: Diagnosis, Causes and Treatments

Psychological impotence is a real thing, and it is much more common than you might think. The good news is that there are solutions that can help address the problem. Psychological impotence (also called psychological erectile dysfunction) is a difficult problem to grapple with. Although it isn’t something people enjoy talking about openly, it is more common than you might imagine —and despite what you … Continue reading Psychological Impotence: Diagnosis, Causes and Treatments »

Porn-induced Erectile Dysfunction – Can Porn Cause ED?

Porn induced erectile dysfunction (PIED)

Does watching porn cause ed? Find out what science says and how to cure porn-induced ED Many researchers and sex therapists believe that watching too much porn can cause ED, or at least contribute to erectile problems. ‘Porn-induced Erectile Dysfunction’ (PIED) is the label used to describe this sexual dysfunction. Other medical and mental health professionals believe that watching porn does not cause ED directly. … Continue reading Porn-induced Erectile Dysfunction – Can Porn Cause ED? »

How to Masturbate Correctly – A Guide for Healthy Male Masturbation

Jerking off. Rubbing one out. The five-finger shuffle. Spanking the monkey. Punishing Percy. These phrases hardly scratch the surface of the seemingly endless list of words that we use to talk about male masturbation. Yet, it’s a bit ironic that despite the hundreds of euphemisms that we have at our disposal, so many of my own clients become intensely uncomfortable as soon as we start discussing masturbation!… Continue reading How to Masturbate Correctly – A Guide for Healthy Male Masturbation »

How to Last Longer In Bed – The Complete Guide

Do you wish you could keep going for longer? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! It’s a no brainer: both men and women all around the world would love to spend more time feeling that ecstasy, intimacy, and connection. But for many people, sex ends far too soon, and it feels like it’s all over mere moments after it began! As men, this can cause big problems when it comes to our self-esteem, relationship quality, and overall life satisfaction…Continue reading How to Masturbate Correctly – A Guide for Healthy Male Masturbation »

How to Stop Premature Ejaculation

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Premature ejaculation is one of the most common sexual dysfunctions in men. According to an extensive review that was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, about 30 percent of men will deal with some form of premature ejaculation in their life. Premature ejaculation (PE) can have overwhelming effects on a man’s self-esteem, relationships and his or his partner’s general quality of life. Luckily, PE is also one of the most easily treatable sexual conditions… Continue reading How to Prevent Premature Ejaculation – A List of Possible Treatments »

Psychological Impotence: Diagnosis, Causes, and Treatments

Man in bed thinking about psychological erectile dysfunction

Psychological impotence is a real thing, and it is much more common than you might think. The good news is that there are solutions that can help address the problem. Psychological impotence (also called psychological erectile dysfunction) is a difficult problem to grapple with. Although it isn’t something people enjoy talking about openly, it is more common than you might imagine —and despite what you … Continue reading Psychological Impotence: Diagnosis, Causes, and Treatments »