What is Sex Therapy?
Sex therapy is a speech therapy practice based on mutual dialogue, sharing and reconciliation. The basis of sexual intercourse lies in making people happy both spiritually and physically. In addition, sexual intercourse should not be one-sided, both sides should desire sexual union. A satisfying sex life is considered natural and healthy. For the continuation of the general well-being in the relationship, it is necessary to maintain the physical and emotional closeness of the couples.
Sex therapy can be used to solve some problems that prevent the continuation of sexual life at a healthy level. People in therapy communicate to determine which of their medical, psychological or personal problems has become a problem in their sexual life. As in other psychotherapy techniques, sharing of experiences, concerns and feelings takes place during the sexual therapy session. During the session, the therapist can meet with the couples simultaneously or separately. At the end of each session, a future with a healthy sex life is gradually approached.
The sexual therapist continues to direct the sessions in order to first accept the problem that is the source of sexual dysfunction and to raise awareness, and to take steps to control this problem. After the session, the sexual therapist can give the couple various assignments, such as reading a book about sexuality or healthy communication exercises. At the same time, some psychological test applications can be applied to investigate whether emotional problems can be the source of sexual dysfunction during sexual therapy sessions.
There are many different conditions that are evaluated under the definition of sexual dysfunction: Erectile dysfunction Loss of libido (sexual reluctance) Loss of interest Premature ejaculation (premature ejaculation) Self-confidence problems Problems related to the orgasm phase.
What Sexual Dysfunctions Does Sex Therapy Treat?
Sexual dysfunctions treated by sex therapy; Vaginismus, Premature ejaculation, Erectile dysfunction, Dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse in women), Sexual desire disorder in men and women, Arousal disorder in women, Orgasm disorder in men and women. However, when we look at the sexual problems experienced in our country, sexual problems are frequently seen in individuals or couples with a healthy body and psychological structure due to problems arising from lack of sexual education, lack of sexual knowledge, insufficient sexual experience, false beliefs about sexuality, and upbringing.