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Low Libido Does Not Have to Be a Permanent Condition

New sex therapy clients often begin with questions about a non-existent sex drive, also known as low libido, or hypoactive sexual desire disorder. There are many causes of this common condition: Sleep patterns Stress Age Life changes like menopause, a new baby, new job, moving...

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Good News for Troubled Marriages: Counseling Usually Works

There is a stigma in American society about seeking help—particularly for problems of an intimate nature. But the truth is, marital problems never go away by themselves; they get worse over time, because people keep using the same tools to solve them. Marriage counseling breaks...

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Couples Counseling Can Save Your Union

If you’re having problems in your committed relationship or marriage, chances are they won’t go away by themselves. It can be lifesaving to get help from an unbiased marriage counselor or sex therapist, who has probably seen your situation before and found solutions. It can...

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How Does Sex Therapy Work?

Sex therapy helps people build more satisfying lives. It enables intimacy and closeness, and is appropriate for anyone with a concern about their sexual health. It can also help people who want accurate information regarding relationships and sex. A vital sex life is a circle:...

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Getting the Most Out of Sex Therapy

Sex therapy can be rough. You may have to talk about things you have long avoided, or dig into issues that have caused many a sleep-on-the-couch night. But in order to get the most out of your counseling sessions, you have to be willing to...

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Is Your Sex Therapy Working? Ten Questions to Ask Yourselves

You’ve been going to marriage counseling to work through some issues related to intimacy. Did you make the right choice of therapists? You and your partner can decide if your therapist was a good pick by asking yourselves two sets of questions around two broad...

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History of Sex Therapy Part 2

While sex therapy goes back at least to the 3rd millennium BCE, Dr. Alfred Kinsey of Indiana University was one of the modern researchers who greatly advanced our understanding of human sexuality. Starting in 1938, he taught a course called “Marriage and Family,” for seniors...

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History of Sex Therapy Part 1

Therapy for sexual problems is recorded in China as far back as 3,000 BCE, and later in ancient India, Greece and Rome. Counselors of these early millennia used manuals, spells, anaphrodiasics (that subdued the libido), aphriodisiacs (that revved it up), and tantric yoga (which prolongs...

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Can a Sex Therapist Help with Premature Ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation, or PE as it is called, is one of the most common issues sex therapists address. PE occurs when a man reaches orgasm, but ejaculates too soon without control. The condition can lead both partners to feel ashamed or frustrated. These feelings can...

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Will Sex Therapy Work for Us?

Couples are understandably often reluctant to seek sex therapy. It can be embarrassing and awkward to talk about intimate issues. It takes being open to changing what may be long-held beliefs and deeply-ingrained behaviors. And people are afraid it won’t work. But in most cases,...

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