What Is Sex Therapy?
Sex therapy is a form of talk therapy with the specific objective of helping people address factors that are negatively impacting their sexual satisfaction. While many people undergo counseling by themselves, sex therapy is often something couples do together. The goal of sex therapy is to help people remove physical and emotional barriers that are preventing them from having a satisfying physical relationship and deriving pleasure from sex. Although no one likes to admit it, more people suffer from sexual dysfunction than you would expect. Indeed, 31% of men and 43% of women report some form of sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. Sexual dysfunction is any issue occurring during any part of the body’s sexual response cycle that prevents one or both partners from experiencing satisfaction from sexual activity. There are four broad categories of dysfunction.
Desire disorders: Lack of interest in or desire for sex.
Orgasm disorders: Being unable to climax
Arousal disorders: Being unable to achieve physical arousal or excitation during sexual activity
Pain disorders: Feeling pain during sexual activity and intercourse