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.

Sexual Performance Anxiety with A New Partner

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Learn About the Causes and What You Can Do to Mange This Unpleasant Experience Having sex with a new partner can be an intimidating experience. The anxiety that gets triggered in such situations can lead to sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction. Performance anxiety can also lead to premature ejaculation and to difficulty in reaching orgasm. Usually, these erectile problems are temporary. In some cases, … Continue reading Sexual Performance Anxiety with A New Partner »

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. 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 or maintain an erection at least … 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 »

Stress and Erectile Dysfunction – Causes and Treatments

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Did you know that stress can cause erectile dysfunction? Discover everything you need to know in this comprehensive article. Muscle tension. Racing thoughts. Excessive worry. Fear. Nausea. Headaches. Most of us feel some level of stress daily. But, did you know that stress can lead to temporary erectile dysfunction (ED)? Erectile dysfunction is an incredibly common illness. How common is ED? One study estimated that … Continue reading Stress and Erectile Dysfunction – Causes and Treatments »

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

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When Sexual Dysfunction is Caused by Too Much Porn Many researchers and sex therapists believe that excessive porn use may be one of the factors that leads to erectile problems: ‘Porn Induced Erectile Dysfunction’ (PIED) is the label used by health professionals to describe this condition. Others believe that porn leads to performance anxiety and sexual exhaustion, which in turn could cause erectile dysfunction. In … Continue reading Porn Induced Erectile Dysfunction »

How to Masturbate Correctly – A Guide for Healthy Male Masturbation

Jerking off. Rubbing one out. The five-finger shuffle. Spanking the monkey. Punishing Percy. Masterbate. 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 »

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 »