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Sex Therapy Pain
Yes: A sex therapist may help you learn how to relax before and during intercourse. Oftentimes vaginal pain is caused from the Kegal muscles tightening too much due to the anticipation of pain. This tightening of muscles actually causes pain once your partner tries to enter.You may be prescribred a set of vaginal dialors to gradually get used to a normal sized penis w/out pain. Do consult your OB 1st ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: What happens during a sex therapy session depends on what the problem is. Most of what happens is discussion. Under very strict guidelines, a licensed sex therapist can enlist the services of a sexual surrogate for "hands on therapy" but this is very rare. Sometimes the therapist will ask for help from a medical doctor if medication might be useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Work it!: Of course sex therapy can be effective! it is not magical, however, you have to be open and honest with your counselor and really do the homework assignments. I don't understand why someone would go to therapy and not do the recommended assignments - work the program and chances are it will work for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whenever ready: If you're considering sex therapy, then it's probably a good idea to consider starting. Sex is a human function, similar to a good and healthy appetite, or bowel/bladder function. If something is not working right for you, try talking to your general doctor or gynecologist to see if it's something simple. Don't hesitate to seek out sex therapy if you don't get any answers. ...Read more
Sensate Focus: is a desensitizaton technique that gradually allows you and your partner to experience physical intimacy in a relaxed fashion without the pressure of having to perform sexually.Once comnfortable, the exercises move on to genital touching, again without orgasm, until finally, u graduate to full stimulation. It can be a very loving experience; some couples find it almost 'spiritual.' ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk Learn Practice: You can expect to give a detailed history of your sexual experiences and specific details of what you are currently experiencing. The therapist will give you or you and your partner exercises based on your problem. Expect to discuss your results from the exercises on your next visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Make a call: It never hurts to make a phone call and see if you can have a short consult with the doctor before you schedule. Hopefully you'll be able to get a feeling as to whether you feel at ease with the doctor and can relate. Remember, if you are consulting a sex therapist they have plenty of experience talking about these things and they are not easily embarrassed or judgmental. We've seen/heard it all! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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