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When is sex therapy useful?

Sex Therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy that allows patients to explore how their sexual concerns are impacting other areas of their lives and their relationships.  Sex therapy is useful and helpful whether you're in a relationship or not.  Beyond typical psychotherapy, a certified sex therapist can delve a bit deeper into the biological, psychological and social causes leading to your sexual discomfort, dysfunction and dissatisfaction.  

It's a major step to disclose your personal sexual information to a total stranger.  One of the greatest things about seeing a sex therapist for your most intimate concerns is that they will not be alarmed or uncomfortable in exploring all this with you.  Because of the extensive training that certified sex therapists have undergone, you can rest assured that they've heard and seen quite a bit and will do their best to make you feel as comfortable as possible in disclosing such sensitive information.

So, if you're wondering what types of issues sex therapy can help you with, I've compiled a list of common reasons people seek this specialized type of treatment below.  While this list is not exhaustive, it will give you a good idea of why an individual or couple might seek out sex therapy services.

  • Low Sexual Desire
  • Sexual Pain
  • Differences in Sexual Preferences
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Difficulty Achieving Orgasm
  • Exploring Sexual Fetishes
  • Recovery From Sexual Trauma
  • Exploring Your Sexuality
  • Coming Out Issues
  • Exploring Open Relationships
  • Fetishes
  • And So Much More!!

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