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Sex Therapy Homework

All sex therapists assign homework to help couples practice behaviors discussed in therapy designed to build intimacy. Talking The first assignment usually involves communication. Being open and honest can be a big hurdle, but a good therapist will help you feel safe sharing sexual wants...

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Your Pelvic Floor and Your Sex Life

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles at the base of the pelvis. With pelvic floor dysfunction, a person cannot correctly use these muscles–needed to urinate and defecate. Women with this condition can feel pain during intercourse; men sometimes have trouble getting or keeping...

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Do People Have Sex in their Sex Therapist’s Office?

Never. Sex therapists can be marital counselors, doctors of psychiatry, psychologists or clinical social workers who help with sexual issues through cognitive behavioral therapy. They do not perform sex acts with clients or ask clients to perform sex acts in their offices. Most sex therapists...

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Common Issues Sex Therapists Address

Many bedroom issues are very common. Here are a few: Couples whose libidos don’t match This is the most common issue people bring to my Charlotte sex therapy practice. One partner wants more sex than the other, or wants it in a different way. When...

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When You Want Sex Therapy, but Your Partner Won’t Go

It is common for one partner to deny there is a problem. In that situation, I recommend the person wanting help come to couples sex therapy on their own. Waiting for your partner to change their mind is a bad idea. The problem will not...

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Sex Therapy vs. Couples Therapy

Is sex therapy the same thing as couples therapy or marriage counseling? In a word, no. Not all people who work with couples are sex therapists, nor does every sex therapist work with couples. If you feel you need therapy, choose a therapist suited to...

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What is Somatic Sex Therapy?

Our bodies have instinctual ways of assessing and responding to threats. Humans struggle in allowing our bodies to move beyond these difficult experiences. We hang on to unpleasant events, and that baggage can interfere with every aspect of life, including sexuality. Somatic therapy helps you...

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Does Sex Therapy Work?

When couples put in the necessary effort, absolutely. Sex therapy is all about discussing the problems you and your partner are having, and working toward solutions. Human sexuality is complex. Some people find it easy to express themselves sexually; for others, it’s much more difficult....

Understanding Paraphilias (Abnormal Sexual Behaviors or Impulses)

Sexual behaviors or impulses involving intense, recurring fantasies or urges are called paraphilias. They may involve objects, activities or situations that do not usually cause sexual arousal. Some individuals need their paraphilia to perform sexually, even though it may also cause distress. Paraphilias can lead...

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A Sample Sex Therapy Journey

Wondering what to expect from sex therapy? Here’s the typical course: The first session is a lot like any other psychotherapy intake, except the focus is on your sexuality. The therapist will ask about your sexual health, relationship history and any sexual trauma you may...

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