Sex therapy

Counselling for and treatment of sexual difficulties not due to a physical cause. It may involve changing the attitude of the partners towards sex, increasing their understanding of sexual needs, and teaching techniques, such as the sensate-focus technique or pelvic floor exercises, for specific problems. Sex therapy is particularly successful in treating vaginismus, premature ejaculation (see ejaculation, disorders of), lack of orgasm (see orgasm, lack of), and impotence.


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