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How can sex therapy help treat erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Madeleine M. Castellanos, MD
Psychiatry
If the cause of your erectile dysfunction (ED) is psychological in nature, seeing a sex counselor or sex therapist may help. In general, sex counselors and sex therapists tend to get specific training about sexual issues that sabotage sexual satisfaction, like erectile issues.

A sex coach can also help individuals and couples. They tend to work on issues in the present, and through communication and home activities help get to the root of the issue providing education, support and guidance for an individual or couple to set and reach their goals. In regard to erectile issues, when the cause is not deeply psychological in nature, coaching can be helpful.

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