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Can sex therapy treat vaginal pain?

Can sex therapy treat vaginal 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 more

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
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Sex Therapy (Definition)

Sex therapists are health professionals who have specialized training in addressing the various sexual issues and concerns of their patients. They help treat issues relating to sexual dysfunction such as premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, painful ...Read more


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Is sex therapy effective?

Is sex therapy effective?

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 more

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What is an example of sex therapy?

What is an example of sex therapy?

Helps sexually: Sex therapy helps with sexual disorders like premature ejaculation, painful coitus or sex. It helps overcome fear of sex after sexual assaults, improve sexual relations in couples, low libido which has psychological basis etc. ...Read more

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When must we consider sex therapy?

When must we consider sex therapy?

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

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What are some alternatives to sex therapy?

What are some alternatives to sex therapy?

Sex Tx: Depends on what your issues are. If recommended by your therapist, consult her/him. ...Read more

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Can I ask a question about a sex therapy issue?

Can I ask a question about a sex therapy issue?

Sure!: Members may ask (tap) any health question to us for information. Healthtap doctors will do their best to provide pertinent information. Be sure not to use any identifiable personal data in the question. Thank you! ...Read more

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What's sex therapy, and what happens in a sex therapy session?

What's sex therapy, and what happens in a sex therapy session?

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 more

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What can a man expect during sex therapy?

What can a man expect during sex therapy?

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 more

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What's the sensate focus technique in sex therapy?

What's the sensate focus technique in sex therapy?

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 more

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Is sex therapy effective for someone who has been without intimacy?

Is sex therapy effective for someone who has been without intimacy?

Develop Insight: Absolutely, there may be many issues related to why you have lacked of intimacy that you could explore, as well as potential fears and general questions that you might have which could be addressed. ...Read more

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How can I overcome anxiety about going for sex therapy?

How can I overcome anxiety about going for sex therapy?

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 more

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How can sex therapy treat female sexual arousal disorder at 75?

Arousal Disorder: It happens that arousal is the most difficult problem to treat in sex therapy. Your therapist will likely explore your past history, beliefs and upbringing. Your therapist may also take a good look at your relationship and any lingering issues which might be getting in the way. ...Read more

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Tantric sex or sex therapy as a treatment for female sexual dysfunction?

Tantric sex or sex therapy as a treatment for female sexual dysfunction?

Both can be helpful: I would need to have more information about what the problem is, in order to direct you further. Both can be useful, depending on the problem. ...Read more

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Is sex therapy effective to overcome rape and sexual abuse?

Is sex therapy effective to overcome rape and sexual abuse?

Treatment focus: Sex therapy generally focuses on improving one's ability to enjoy sex. In some cases of rape and sexual abuse, much work needs to be done before even approaching this area because it is so sensitive. As my colleagues have mentioned, rape and sexual abuse are severe traumas and need specialized care that understands & deals with the whole person -- not just his or her sexual functioning. ...Read more

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Is sex an effective therapy for back pain?

Is sex an effective therapy for back pain?

Can be, yes: Multiple muscle are used during sex which helps keep up mobility. Patients with back pain tend to feel "stiff all over." the body releases pain relieving chemicals during sex which also helps. One key component is to find a very comfortable position (try being on top) which is especially important during orgasm. ...Read more

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My body stopped making testosterone. Is there any treatment aside from the testosterone therapy like injection etc? Erection is soft & don't feel sex

My body stopped making testosterone. Is there any treatment aside from the testosterone therapy like injection etc? Erection is soft & don't feel sex

Hypogonadism: Our body at age 26 does not stop making testosterone without a good reason. You need to have your morning testosterone level checked, along with thyroid panel and liver enzymes. Most ED at your age group ususally is pyschogenic cause, but hormonal etiology and mechanical sources must be ruled out. ...Read more

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Must I go to therapy for my sex addiction?

Must I go to therapy for my sex addiction?

Yes if: It bothers you and affects your relationship with your loved ones, and/or affects your health and sense of well-being negatively. ...Read more

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After having a full sex change, is hormone therapy optional?

After having a full sex change, is hormone therapy optional?

Not 4 optimal result: If you are going through the sex change surgery, why stop short of hormones? This will help to improve the overall outcome of the transformation. Although it carries risks that should be discussed with your endocrinologist, you would benefit from many of the secondary sexual characteristics that may not be improved with surgery alone. ...Read more

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I'm 42 and started to feel like I don't have a lot of energy or a sex drive and I've gained weight. Will hormone replacement therapy help?

I'm 42 and started to feel like I don't have a lot of energy or a sex drive and I've gained weight. Will hormone replacement therapy help?

Which hormones: The symptoms you describe are very nonspecific. Hormone replacement only helps those who are hormone deficient. In the presence of a described deficiency of thyroid hormone, replacement is very helpful. Replacement of estrogen and Progesterone in the peri menopausal is more controversial due to ongoing risk of clots and cancers. Rarer hormone deficiencies require an endocrine evaluation. ...Read more