What is Sexual Therapy?
There is no sexual intercourse problem between couples, there is a sexual harmony problem. There may be a period of time where many couples cannot live in a “healthy and harmonious” relationship because of timelessness, energy loss, discomfort of organic origin, etc. If this process has become the routine of the couple and one or both of them are uncomfortable with this situation, it is time to get help in this regard. Sexual therapy focuses on the emotional and behavioral solution of the problems that exist in individuals’ sexual lives.
Since sexuality is a subject that is not discussed much, and it is limited to “shame” and “prohibitions”, people may have negative thoughts about sex therapy because of lacking or wrong information. However, getting support for sexual life is no different from getting support for any other health problem.
What Is Done in Sexual Therapy?
Therapist takes the story of the problem which is the primary reason for seeking counseling and checks on whether the origin of this problem is psychological or physical. After this stage, the therapy goals are set together with the couple.
During therapy, the cause of the problem (harmony between partners, relationship problems, cultural features, physical problems), the anatomy and physiology of the regions, the wrong or lack of information, and the concepts of sexuality are talked with the couple. The couple is given “love games” exercises that are applicable at home which will enrich their lives and help their sexual lives reach satisfaction.
Is the Result Achieved in Short Time?
While the success rate in sexual therapy is generally high, the success rate and duration of the sessions change depending on the needs of the couple and the situation. For example; vaginismus or dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse) are the problems that has the most satisfying results from therapy duration and outcome. However, the problems that couples consult as sexual intercourse problems can sometimes be caused by relationship problems. In this process, first the relationship should be studied on and after that should be focused on sex therapy. Studying two different topics in therapy can also extend the therapy process a little longer.
- Lack of Sexual Interest
- Sexual Disgust
- Painful Sexual intercourse
- Ejaculation Problems
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Orgasm Problems
- Sexual Identity Disorders
- Sex – Masturbation Addiction