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sex therapy,

treatment of sexual disorders and dysfunction, including impotenceimpotence
, inhibited sexual excitement in a man during sexual activity that, despite an unaffected desire for sex, results in inability to attain or maintain a penile erection. Known medically as male erectile dysfunction, it affects younger and older men alike.
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, orgasmic dysfunction, vaginismus (spasm of the muscles of the vagina), premature ejaculation, and lack of sexual responsiveness, not caused by a physical problem. Pioneered by Masters and JohnsonMasters and Johnson,
pioneering research team in the field of human sexuality, consisting of the gynecologist William Howell Masters, 1915–2001, b. Cleveland, and the psychologist Virginia Eshelman Johnson, 1925–2013, b. Springfield, Mo.
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 in the early 1970s, sex therapy is based on the premise that sexual behavior is learned and that problems can be alleviated through sex education, sensitization exercises, and improved communication between sexual partners. Treatment is generally short-term and focused on the sexual problem, although in some cases sex therapists also address underlying problems in the relationship. It is most successful when it includes the patient's sexual partner.
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I believe some people come in wanting to get laid," Idan Milchan, a co-director of the sex therapy clinic at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv who used to work for Aloni and refers patients to her, said in a phone interview.
She is the founder of the 4D Network for Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit, whose mission is to expand the practice of sex therapy beyond performance goals and behavioral treatments.
For people interested in science and religion dialogue, the book provides an example of how a particular set of Christian beliefs around sexuality might be expressed in the context of sex therapy.
In summary, this book provides an in-depth, interesting and alternate means of addressing sex therapy from a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual perspective.
In some ways the book's subtitle is more accurate than the main title because it presents a genuine alternative to standard thinking in sex therapy.
It is written especially for sex therapists and aims to take sex therapy beyond quantitative approaches, behavioral treatments and pharmaceutical interventions.
CHARLIE Rose's practical couples sex therapy is a way to make money from the vulnerable, believes Infidelity and Relationship Analyst Sarah Symonds.
The mum-of-two reckons her hands-on sex therapy courses have rekindled the dwindling sex drives of dozens of unhappy couples.
For almost as long, I have been teaching advanced courses in sexual dysfunctions and sex therapy while my day job has consisted of the practice of sex therapy.
Organized into five major sections (The Need for Cultural Sensitivity; Sex Therapy is Not Practiced Here: Cultural Challenges; The Emerging Practice of Psychotherapy for Sexual Problems; Cultural Adaptations of Psychotherapy Approaches to the Treatment of Sexual Problems; The Other Side of the Couch: The Cultural Contributions of the Therapist).
During the 1960s and 1970s, Masters and Johnson, the founders of sex therapy, never included problems of sexual desire in their initial studies of human sexuality.
Once a safe therapeutic atmosphere is established, sex therapy may be incorporated into treatment to help women overcome sexual problems resulting from CSA.