At its most distilled state, sex therapy It is a form of speech therapy. What sets sex therapy apart from other forms of speech is that during sex therapy people talk specifically about the ways that their sex, sexuality, gender, sexual trauma, sexual behaviors, and dysfunctions can affect their emotional, sexual, and family lives. and platonic relations, explains Laurie Mintz, Ph.D.He is a sex therapist and author Become Cliterate & A tired woman’s guide to passionate sex.
“The main focus is on helping people solve their sexual challenges and finding ways to enhance their sexual satisfaction and sexual performance,” she tells mbg.
People can attend sex therapy as a couple, multicellularor any other relationship structure where they benefit from troubleshooting sexual problems, which may include erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, non-sexual relationshipsAnd the decreased libidoAnd the orgasm, dysparinia, and much more, she says. Other issues such as recovery from sexual trauma, shame, or betrayal It can also be used in sexual therapy.
In order for someone to be a sex therapist, they must become a licensed mental health professional (that is, licensed psychologists, therapists, or clinical social workers) and have specialized training that enables them to treat clients with sexual problems and concerns, Mintz says.