People often want to know what Sex therapy is and how it can be beneficial to their sex life.
I have put together this Q and A article to help answer some of the frequently asked questions about sex therapy.
Question 1- What is sex therapy?
Sex therapy is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on helping individuals and couples address their concerns relating to Sex.
Question 2- What problems can Sex therapy address?
Sex therapy can help address a wide range of problems such as; Sexual anxiety, sexual dysfunction, lack of desire, arousal or performance difficulty, addictions related to sex, sexual trauma, pain during intercourse, negative body image, sexual dissatisfaction, etc.
It is also important to note that sex therapy is not limited to treating sexual problems. Sex therapy is also highly beneficial to people who want to improve Sex.
Question 3- Does Sex therapy really work?
Most people who see a sex therapist and commit to working through the process report progress and satisfaction with the process.
Question 4- What happens In a sex therapy session?
A sex therapy session is like any other psychotherapy session except for the fact that the discussion centers more on your sexual concerns. Your therapist will work with you to create a treatment plan that contains the goals you would like to achieve.
In sex therapy, your therapist may ask you to meet with your primary health care provider or some other specialist to rule out other issues to help facilitate your treatment process.
Question 5- Will there be any kind of physical touch involved?
Besides a handshake to say welcome or goodbye, sex therapy sessions do not involve any physical contact or sexual activity among clients and therapists.
Sexual touch is considered a boundary violation for licensed health providers. Also to mention, you will be fully clothed during your entire appointment.
Question 6- How confidential is therapy?
Sex therapy sessions are highly confidential. Therapists are bound by the ethics of the profession to treat all cases with confidentiality.
I hope the answers provided help you better understand what to expect from sex therapy when working with a professional and certified Sex therapist.
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