Sex Therapy

Sex Therapy is one of the superb treatment methods introduced by the great Sexologist couple
Dr. Masters and Mrs. Johnson. Between 1960 and 1980, Masters and Johnson were able to successfully treat thousands of couples and bring back the sexual pleasure in their lives. Sex therapy is ideally done with couples. However, it can also be taught to an individual and he/she can in turn practice the same with his/her sexual partner in privacy. One of the common belief is that sex therapy means practicing sex under direct supervision of a therapist or doctor. But it is not true.

Giving Sex therapy along with medication will bring very good results even in the most complex and persistent sexual problems. Most important of them are:

  • Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction especially due to performance anxiety
  • Premature Ejaculation or rapid ejaculation (Stop Start Technique, Squeeze Technique)
  • Pain during sex- Vaginismus, Dyspareunia
  • Sexual aversion in males and females
  • Unconsummated marriages / incomplete marriages
  • Perceptions of poor Body Image (eg. Small Penis, macho man etc)
  • Boredom in sexual relationship
  • Anorgasmia (no orgasm for females)
  • Spectatoring leading to lack of pleasure.

In addition to treating all the above dysfunctions, sex therapy increases the sexual acceptance and sexual compatibility of couple and opens the doors for GREAT SEX LIFE, for the rest of the life. But, it cannot be achieved overnight. The therapist will teach the techniques (using diagrams/pictures /toys), in several stages and will ask the couple to go back and practice them. The couple should be motivated to work as per the instructions, to get best results

Dr. Masters and Mrs. Johnson in a sex therapy session with a couple (Observe the toys in the hands of Masters, used to explain the techniques)

Dr. Masters and Mrs. Johnson in a sex therapy session with a couple
Goals of Sex therapy

  • Helping each person to accept and feel comfortable with his or her sexuality
  • Helping the couple to establish trust and emotional security during sexual interaction
  • Helping the couple to enhance the enjoyment and intimacy of their love-making.

Stages of treatment:

  1. Clearly defined tasks are given to the couple and the couple asked to attempt them in privacy before the next therapy session
  2. Those attempts and any difficulties encountered are examined in detail (by the therapist during the subsequent session)
  3. Attitudes, feelings and conflicts that make the tasks difficult to carry out are identified.
  4. These are modified to resolve so that subsequent achievement of the tasks become possible
  5. The next tasks are set and so on.